Why Your Air Fryer Is Making Noises (With Fixes)


Air fryer on the kitchen counter

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Air fryers are a great way to cook veggies and crisp up your fries! The best part? No extra fat or oil is necessary. But all good things come with problems. You might hear disturbing clattering noises coming from your fryer. Wondering if these noises are normal or not? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll help you understand why your air fryer is making noises. 

Loose base and bearings, faulty mechanical fans and roller blades, and different types of debris can cause your fryer to make unusual noises. To fix them, you should inspect your parts, clean your fryer, and call a technician if necessary. You can also take it directly to the manufacturer. If it is beyond repair, just replace it.

That’s the meat of the matter. But you need the sides to compliment it, right? How should you know that this is the normal sounding mechanism? It can be tough to understand that. I’ll also add some sauces (fixes) for you! So, come and feast on the sides as I dive deep into when the rattling sounds are abnormal. 

Reasons Why Your Air Fryer Is Making Noises

Before I get into the reasons, you should know one thing. It is very normal for your air fryer to make noises. It depends on how high it is. The average range is 60 to 65 decibels. If it goes higher than that, then something’s up. 

Some air fryers can have a higher decibel than what I said. So, you must check your box. The box should include all the necessary info, including the noise range. Okay, I don’t want to make you fix something that’s not broken. So, be very careful about this! 

You should also hear the type of noise that it’s making. If it’s a smooth sound, it’s fine. But if it’s an obnoxious, weird grinding sound, then something’s definitely wrong! So, now that’s out of the way, here are some prime reasons why your fryer is making uncomfortable noises.  

Loose Bearings and Components

The roller blades help push the veggies you’ve diced into the cooking compartment. There is a mechanical fan that rotates at a high speed, which creates intense heat. This heat then cooks the ingredients you’ve put onto the base. 

Sometimes, due to wear and tear, these bearings and roller blades can come loose. It might even corrode. You could hear a wild clunking noise. And boy oh boy, the sound is abysmal! So, I would advise you to keep reading because I will show you a quick fix later on!

Cooking ingredients and Base

At the base, you put your sliced potatoes inside of a compartment, right? Well, that is another problem too. Sometimes, when you fill the box, lying on top of the base, you can hear loud noises. Some traces of potato or carrot can fall off and clutter the fans. 

This, in turn, makes the fan less efficient. So, while cooking normally, the fans start to dish out more power. And hence, the fryer vibrates rigorously, which loosens the screws. As a result, the base could come off. So, be very careful about this! 

The Type of Air Fryer

As I’ve said before, this is also a prime cause. It can be many things. But then again, it can be just the fryer doing what it is supposed to do. There are some great air fryers available on the market. You should check them out!

I personally like to shop online because I’m a lazy cook! So, Amazon is a great place for that! On the matter of noise, you can find good noiseless air fryers as well! They are, of course, not completely noiseless. But they sure pack a punch as they are mostly quiet. So, do check them out if you have the time.

So, now you know the important reasons why your fryer is screaming at you. And by screaming, I mean beeping. Your air fryer can also notify you that something’s not right. You will hear constant beeping or beeping before the cooking timer stops. So, be on the lookout for these signs! 

Things You Can Do To Fix Your Air Fryer

So now you know why your air fry makes noises. Wondering what to do to minimize it? These are some simple fixes you can do to fix your air fryer. Note that these may or may not work. But there’s no harm in trying, right? So let’s not waste any time and find out how to keep the noise at bay!

Clean Your Air Fryer

This is a no-brainer. But I know you, okay? You tend to procrastinate just like me. But a simple task like cleaning can help increase the longevity of your fryer. Thus, you should have some gloves, liquid cleaner, and a brush ready. I would advise you to clean your fryer every day. 

But you know what’s better? Cleaning up after each cook By doing so, no oil or debris will remain inside the fryer. Try using different sponges and elements for different filth. For hard scrubbing, regular sponges can damage your compartment. Hence, you can use aluminum foil instead. So, be smart and clean efficiently! 

Replace Parts 

When you hear that eerie noise from your fryer, stop using it immediately! Unplug the cord and wear some rubber gloves. Remember, safety comes first! Inspect the parts inside the fryer. Look for loose bearings, screws, corroded fans, the base, and the heating element. 

If they require repair or replacement, you can do it yourself. You can find these components on Amazon. You should inspect the mechanical fan, roller blades, and loose bolts or screws specifically. These are the prime reasons why your fryer is making noises. 

Call a Technician

All the things mentioned above can be done by yourself. But if the problem still persists, you should leave it to the experts. You might also not do the current repairs I’ve mentioned properly. And sometimes the problems are deeper than you think.

So, if you have deep knowledge about air fryers, go for it! If not, you know what to do. The average cost depends on the components and the time it takes to fix them. Be ready to spend up to 100 to 300 bucks for repairs. But you can do one final thing if everything else fails: buy a new one.

Buy a New One

Normally, the things I’ve mentioned here should do the trick. But if an expert’s hand fails, then just throw your fryer out! Get yourself a new one pronto. As I’ve mentioned, there is a great selection of fryers you can find online.

I have some personal favorites. The air fryers from Instant Pot are great! They are pretty cost-effective too. The premium air fryers from Philips are also awesome! But they do cost a bit more. The base price starts at around $199.99. So, if you want your money’s worth, get an air fryer from here! 

Another one I can recommend is the air fryers from Ninja. They are also quite reasonable. I love the futuristic look with its black finish. It really makes you want to use it. So, you see? You don’t have to waste so much cash on repairs. It’s better to just buy a new one instead. Hence, be smart. 

Chef Rooney

I like to cook. It makes me happy, and I know it does the same for others. If you ever want to learn how to make a great dish, just ask!

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