“I’m Amelia. I’m a Ninja air fryer user for the last 2 years. I’m using the Ninja AF101 air fryer, which worked very nicely until today’s morning. Now it is not heating food. I guessed that its heating element was not working. Now my question to all the members of this group is why my Ninja air fryer heating element is not working & what I should do to fix my Ninja air fryer heating element.”
I saw this post a few days ago in a community on Reddit.com. After seeing this post as a modern kitchen appliance expert, I have decided to write an article on my website about the Ninja air fryer heating element. And that is why this article is written.
I have researched a lot on Ninja air fryer heating elements. And here, I have enlisted 20 possible causes and solutions for why the Ninja air fryer heating element is not working. These causes and solutions are suitable for all models of Ninja air fryer’s heating element.
If you are a Ninja air fryer user (any model) and your favorite Ninja air fryer heating element is not working, read this article to fix your Ninja air fryer heating element at home.
Why Is Your Ninja Air Fryer Heating Element Not Working & How To Fix?
Your Ninja air fryer heating element is not working for many reasons. The most common reasons are faulty or broken heating elements, a broken fan, opened basket or lid, thermal sensor issues, power issues, overheated heating elements, and dirty heating elements.
The other common causes are faulty wiring, malfunctioning thermostats, damaged power sockets, overloaded air fryers, defective control panels, software issues, voltage issues, broken heating element support, factory defects, mechanical issues, etc.
These causes are easy to fix. Below I have discussed these causes in detail and given solutions.
- Faulty heating element:
The first cause for your Ninja air fryer heating element not working is its faulty heating element. If your air fryer heating element is faulty itself, then it will not work and heat up your food.
Check the heating element and replace it if it needs to be replaced. It will be best to contact the Ninja air fryer customer service or a qualified repair technician for help.
2. Air fryer basket or lid is not closed properly:
The second cause for your Ninja air fryer heating element not working is its basket or lid not closed properly. Check the basket or lid of your air fryer and make sure it is closed properly.
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3. Thermal sensor issue:
The third cause for your Ninja air fryer heating element not working is there is an issue with the thermal sensor of your air fryer.
The thermal sensor is an important element of an air fryer. It controls the temperature of the air fryer and helps the heating element of the air fryer attain the required cooking temperature. If the thermal sensor is faulty, it won’t help the air fryer’s heating element attain the required cooking temperature resulting in the air fryer won’t heat up food.
It may not be possible for you to identify a defective or damaged thermal sensor. So take your air fryer to an air fryer expert or contact Ninja customer support to fix this issue.
4. Power supply issues:
“Power supply issue” can also be a cause of your Ninja air fryer heating element not working. Check the power cord and ensure it is plugged in properly and has not come loose. Also, check the power outlet and make sure it is working properly. To be sure the issue in the power supply, plug your air fryer into another power outlet.
5. Overheated heating element:
If your air fryer becomes overheated due to continual usage, the heating element of your air fryer will shut off itself automatically for safety purposes. In this situation, wait for 25-30 minutes to cool down your air fryer before using it again.
6. Dirty heating element:
The presence of dirt or food debris in the heating element may also be the cause for your Ninja air fryer heating element not working properly. Clean the heating element well using a soft brush or cloth and ensure there is no dirt or debris in the heating element.
7. Malfunctioning thermostat:
The thermostat sends the signals to the heating element. If the thermostat is not working perfectly, it will not send the signal to the heating element resulting in the heating element will not work. So check the thermostat and make sure it is working properly. Replace the defective thermostat immediately.
8. Faulty wiring:
A damaged wire or loose wire connection can prevent your Ninja air fryer heating element from working. Open your air fryer following your Ninja air fryer instruction manual and check if there is any damaged wire or loose wire in the air fryer. Contact Ninja air fryer customer support for help, or take the air fryer to a kitchen appliance repair shop to check it by an expert technician.
9. Damaged or defective power cord:
If the power cord of your Ninja air fryer becomes damaged or defective, the heating element will not get power and not work. Check the power cord of your Ninja air fryer and ensure there are no signs of wear or damage in it. If it is damaged or defective, replace it immediately.
10. Overloaded air fryer:
Check if your air fryer is overloaded with food recipes. If your air fryer becomes overloaded with food, then the heating element will stop working. Read your Ninja air fryer manual and use the manufacturer-recommended amount of food in your air fryer. Always use less food than the capacity of the air fryer for better results.
11. Faulty control panel:
If your Ninja air fryer’s control panel becomes damaged or not working properly, it will not send the signals to the heating element of your air fryer, resulting in the heating element not working.
Check the control panel of your air fryer and make sure it is not damaged or working properly. Change the malfunctioning controls panel if required. If you cannot check the control panel, then take your air fryer to a professional or contact the manufacturer’s customer support for assistance.
12. Software issues:
If your Ninja air fryer has software, then check it and make sure the software is functioning properly. Update the software or reset the air fryer to resolve the software issues. Sometimes, due to software issues, the air fryer heating element may not work.
13. Broken fan:
The air fryer fan circulates the hot air inside the air fryer. If the fan is broken, then it will not circulate the hot air properly resulting in the heating element of the air fryer will overheat or stop working. So check the air fryer fan and make sure it is ok and working properly. Replace the fan if required.
14. Loose connections:
Open the air fryer and check all the connections between the heating element and the other components of your electric air fryer. Make sure all connections are tight and secure.
15. Malfunctioning circuit board:
Check the circuit board of the air fryer and ensure it is working properly. If it is not working properly, it will affect the performance of the heating element of the air fryer. Take a technician’s help to check the circuit board and replace it early if it is faulty.
16. Broken heating element support:
An air fryer’s heating element is held in place by a support bracket. The heating element support bracket can become broken or loose over time and affect the performance of the heating element. So check the heating element support bracket and make sure it is not broken or loose. If it is damaged, broken, or loose, then replace it immediately.
17. Voltage issues:
The too-low or too-high power voltage to the air fryer can also be a cause of your Ninja air fryer heating element not working. So check your air fryer power cord and power outlet and ensure the air fryer is plugged into a suitable power source with the correct voltage.
18. Unplug and replace the air fryer:
Turn off the air fryer for a few minutes. Now unplug and re-plug the air fryer.
19. Factory Defects:
If your Ninja air fryer comes with factory defects, its heating element may not be working. Suppose you just opened the box of the air fryer and set everything up appropriately to heat your food and noticed that the air fryer heating coil is not working. In this case, you can be sure that your air fryer has come with factory defects. Contact the Ninja air fryer customer service to return the air fryer or contact customer service from where you have brought the air fryer.
20. Mechanical issues:
If there is any mechanical issue with your Ninja air fryer, such as a broken fan blade or damaged motor, loose wire connection, etc., your Ninja air fryer heating element won’t work.
Check if there are any mechanical issues in the air fryer and take the necessary steps to fix the issues. Take the expert’s help or contact Ninja customer support for assistance if required.
If your Ninja air fryer heating element is still not working, check your Ninja air fryer warranty and contact Ninja customer support for assistance if its warranty still has. If its warranty is over, take the air fryer to an electrical appliance repair shop to fix it.
Hi! I’m Manzur Hossain. I’m a modern electric kitchen appliance expert. Professionally, I’m a kitchen appliance researcher, reviewer, and repairer.
I want to make people’s lives in the kitchen easier, and that is why I have established appliancefact.com.