Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by River Tree Farms
Everything is ready, and suddenly you find your air fryer touch screen not working. In such a situation, it’s wise not to panic. Instead, find the reason and solution for the problem.
The first reason here can be a power failure. To fix it, inspect the power system, wire, and socket and fix it accordingly. Next, a greasy touch panel can also be an issue. Just clean it to fix the problem. Defective membrane switches or control boards are some of the technical reasons. Get the air fryer to any professionals to solace the issue.
We know it’s not child’s play to deal with electronics like air fryers. That’s why to understand everything, you will have to learn everything in detail. Just keep on reading till the end and learn everything.
I’ll start showing you the very basic reasons behind it. So, let’s get started.
Reason 1: Power Failure
One of the first reasons here is the lack of enough power supply or no power supply. There are different features connected to the electric components of the air fryer. Any problem with any of them can cause this problem. Let’s get some ideas about those issues.
- Fuse damage
- Faulty socket (External part)
- Problem with wires
- Area power loss
If you can detect any of the problems, then your air fryer will not function properly. Because the faulty feature will cut power flow into your air fryer. As a result, it might not turn on, it can blink, or the touch might not work, or the touch might be laggy.
- For troubleshooting, first, check the socket where the air fryer is connected. Just unplug the air fryer and connect it to another socket. If the touch works properly, then you will have to change the socket.
- Next, you can check the fuse and wire. I suggest asking any electrician to do it as it requires additional knowledge of electronics.
- Finally, it can be a problem with the main power supply of your house. To confirm it, run anything of high power and inspect whether it’s running as usual or not. If it isn’t not running properly, then call a professional and fix the overall power supply system of your house.
NB: Most of the time, power failure defects the overall power system of the air fryer. It rarely affects the touch panel.
Reason 2: Grease on the Touch Panel
The next reason is very common and natural. Unwanted grease on the air fryer’s touch panel can make it unresponsive. As a result, the touch screen won’t work.
You just need to clean the grease from the touch screen. Now you may be thinking about how to do it. Let’s get to the process below.
- Get a mixture with 70% isopropyl alcohol or ethanol and spray it on the touch panel.
- If you can’t manage it, then just use warm, soapy water and wipe down the touch panel from top to bottom.
- Make sure not to contact it directly with any electric parts and avoid using it on the corners. Because it can go through the air fryer through the gaps in the corner.
- Finally, use a dry cloth to clean the liquid, and after it, let it air dry for an hour.
Reason 3: The Touch Panel Is Damaged
Any physical/Direct damage to the touch panel can be a reason for your touch screen not working. It can be because of any serious hit to the touch panel. Or it can be any collision you made while moving the air fryer from one place to another.
The solution here is only calling a professional or taking it to any service center. After inspecting the level of damage, they will let you know how much it will cost to fix the touch panel.
Reason 4: The Door is Loose
The fourth reason for your air fryer touch screen not working is very common.
Some air fryers come with the function that the touch screen won’t work until the door is entirely closed. If the air fryer gets damaged by falling or another accident, the door of the air fryer might become loose. Sometimes the door becomes loose due to using it too frequently for a very long time. Due to this issue, the door generally doesn’t get closed entirely, and the touch screen doesn’t work.
Here, you have no work with the electrical component. You just have to ensure the door is closing entirely. To do it manually, you can put anything thinner such as a knife, under the door. (only if there’s any gap under the door)
But I advise going to any mechanic to tighten the door or other loose parts.
Reason 5: The Obstacle Between Your Hand And the Touch Panel
The final thing isn’t actually an issue. If your air fryer is built with a Projected Capacitive Touchscreen, then it won’t respond to any cloth material. For example, if you’re wearing any gloves or if there’s any cloth in between, then it won’t work or work wrongly.
I don’t think you need any solution here. Just take off the gloves and touch them with bare fingers.
Reason 6: Fake/Poorly Assembled Air Fryer
Very often, we invest our money in cheap and fake products. If you do the same while purchasing an air fryer, no wonder you’ll face different issues with the air fryer. If the touch panel of the air fryer is poorly assembled, then at any time, it can stop working.
Before giving you the solution, here’s some advice for you. Before you purchase an air fryer, make sure you’re investing in a brandy product having at least years of warranty. For example, the Chefman air fryer or the Cosori air fryer should be a good choice.
Now back to the point. First, check for the warranty. If the air fryer comes with a warranty, then claim that by visiting the manufacturer’s store. If there’s no warranty, then take it to any service center or just replace it.
This time I’ll be showing the technical reasons for this problem. So, read on.
Reason 1: Issue With the Membrane Switch
The Membrane switch is known as the center of operation for the air fryer’s touch screech. In the membrane switch, different tiny wires are intertwined which allow communication between controls and the screen.
The touch wires mainly build a circuit that executes different commands such as bake, grill, reheat, roast, and others. If any, few, or all of the wires wear out, then a particular portion or the whole touch panel won’t work.
Well, it’s not an easy task to do. To fix it, you go to any professional/technician, and they will let you know the problem and cost.
If it’s already under warranty, then claim the warranty.
Reason 3: Defective Control Board
The control board is known as the mother plate or the Center of Operation Execution. It is connected to different functions, including the touch panel. If there’s any unexpected damage to the mother plate, then it can affect the touch panel, and the air fryer might stop working.
The main thing you need to do is to repair the control board. In most cases, it becomes unrepairable. In that case, you will have to replace it. Go to any electrical service center to fix this problem.
Reason 3: The Membrane Switch is Getting a Higher Voltage
A general function of the control board and the membrane switch is that the control board generates a lower voltage for the membrane switch. Here the problem occurs when the control board generates a voltage higher than usual. The membrane switch can’t execute its operation with higher voltage, and as a result, the touch screen gets unresponsive.
The solution is the same as before. You will have to go to any service center and ask any mechanic to solve it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Turn Off The Touchscreen On My Air Fryer?
To turn off the touchscreen or the air fryer, find the strap/power button. Generally, you’ll find it in the middle/left-middle on the touch panel. Just press and hold the button, and it’ll automatically turn off.
How Do You Use An Air Fryer Touchscreen?
Nowadays, most air fryers come with digital touch panels. Before you use it, understand all the functions properly. Try to touch it smoothly using clean and bare fingers. Don’t push it with excessive force.
Why Did My Air Fryer Suddenly Stop Working?
The most possible reason for the air fryer suddenly stopped working is the low voltage or no power supply. Another reason can be you might have purchased a fake or cheap product that is poorly assembled.
I think you understand why is the air fryer touch screen not working. I’ve added 6 basic reasons behind it with solutions. You should be able to fix them by yourself. In the second part, I’ve added 3 technical reasons behind the air fryer touch screen not working. If the problem is technical, then get it to a professional.
Before I leave, one last tip, don’t try to solve the issue by yourself unless you genuinely detect it and you’re an expert.