If your Midea induction cooktop won’t turn on, you may be dealing with one of several problems. It could be a simple problem with the cooktop’s setting or a problem with your power supply or burner. Sometimes the problem could be more technical and require a professional to fix.
Troubleshooting is the easiest way to identify the root cause of the heating problem with your induction cooktop lock problem. Here are simple ways to fix a Midea induction cooktop that’s not heating properly.
Check Your Power Connections
Your Midea cooktop won’t turn on if there’s no power. Check if the display panel is lighted—the display panel should display various settings if the appliance is properly plugged into the socket and the switch is turned on. If using an extension cable, ensure it’s working properly, or try plugging the cooker into a different socket. You may not use your induction cooker if you’re experiencing a power blackout, as it runs exclusively on electricity.
Check the Child Safety Lock
Midea induction cooktops are equipped with child safety locks to prevent accidental burns. The cooker won’t turn on when the child lock is engaged. Depending on your specific model, the safety lock may resemble a key or a padlock on the control panel. The control lock function icon will typically light up when a Midea induction cooktop is in lock mode. Press and hold the lock button for at least five seconds to unlock your cooking appliance. That should turn off the display light and may be accompanied by an audible sound. The exact procedure may vary between specific Midea models, so check your cooktop’s owner’s manual if this doesn’t work for you.
The Touchpads are Dirty
How clean is the display panel on your Midea induction cooktop? Food spillage, dirt, and grime may affect the touchpad’s sensitivity on your induction stove. Spilling liquids on the control panel may cause the buttons to malfunction. Wipe down a grime-covered touchpad and let it dry out for a few minutes before trying to switch on the cooktop. If cleaning the touchpad doesn’t fix the problem, you may need to reset your cooktop.
Try Cold Resetting Your Induction Cooktop
Sometimes the start button of an induction stove may become stuck in the off position. Luckily, you can easily fix this problem with a cold reset. Turn the power supply off your cooktop and leave it off for about half an hour. The cooktop will cold reset and resume normal functionality once you switch it on. There’s no guarantee that a cold reset will work but give it worth a try.
The Touchpads are Malfunctioning
If cleaning and cold resetting doesn’t fix the problem, you may be dealing with a touchpad malfunction. Although Midea designs the touch panels for maximum durability, they may sustain damage and stop working. Routine wear and tear or physical damage may cause some buttons or the entire touchpad to malfunction. Luckily, touch pads are replaceable, and getting the right part will have your induction cooker working again. Check your owner’s manual for instructions to replace faulty parts and how to remove them. Or you can have a Midea technician handle the repair.
A Defective Circuit Board
If all the buttons on your induction stove aren’t responding, you may be dealing with a damaged circuit board. Usually, you will notice a few telltale signs that the circuit board is faulty before it gives out.
You will notice a few inconsistencies in the cooktop functionality long before the circuit board gives out. Early warning signs include malfunctioning buttons, trouble turning on the burner, and display problems. Replacing the faulty circuit board is the best way to fix this problem.
In all Midea induction cooktops, the circuit board sits beneath the touchpad, meaning you’ll need to remove the control panel to access the board. A faulty circuit board may or may not exhibit physical damage, such as scorch marks.
Although anyone can replace a faulty circuit board, it requires technical expertise. Attempting to repair an induction cooker without proper tools and skills may be a recipe for disaster. You’re better off getting a technician to fix this problem to avoid further damage.
The Burner is Malfunctioning
A Midea induction cooktop won’t turn on if there’s a problem with the burner. An induction burner may malfunction due to damaged copper coils, poor connections, or damage to the glass surface. If you suspect your induction cooker isn’t working due to the burner malfunctioning, you must remove the glass surface and inspect the copper coils.
That entails removing the clamping brackets and mounting screws, lifting the glass top, and examining the copper coil and wiring. Refer to the owner’s manual for replacement instructions if you choose to handle the replacement yourself or have a trained technician fix the problem.
How to Fix the Midea Induction Cooktop Not Turning On?
The primary reason why a Midea induction cooktop in excellent working order won’t turn is that it lacks power. That could mean your cooker isn’t connected to a power source or you have a faulty power connection. Check if the unit is properly plugged into a socket and if the socket is turned on. When a Midea induction cooker is plugged in, an indicator light above the on/off button glows red.
If the unit is plugged in but doesn’t turn on, your power socket may be the problem. Try switching to a different socket and check if the cooker will turn on. If the overhead lights in your kitchen are working, but your appliances aren’t working, you may have tripped the power breakers. Check your power box for tripped breakers and turn them on to restore power to your sockets.
Why Are The Buttons On My Midea Induction Cooktop Not Working?
All the buttons on a Midea induction cooktop will be unresponsive if the control lock is engaged. Midea induction stoves are child-safe appliances with a child lock to keep your little ones safe. The child lock is engaged if the control panel is in good working order but nothing happens when you press the buttons. Press and hold the power button for at least five seconds to release the child lock.
If releasing the child lock doesn’t fix the problem, you may try cleaning the control panel to remove the dirt or grime coating the buttons.
Why Does My Midea Induction Stove Shuts Off While Cooking?
A Midea induction cooktop may sometimes shut off or stop heating properly while cooking. Having your stove turn off unexpectedly can be frustrating, but luckily, this is not a technical problem.
You’re Using Incompatible Cookware
An induction cooker will shut off unexpectedly if you’re using incompatible cookware. Since induction cookers use magnetic heating elements, you may only use magnetic pots and pans when cooking. The cooktop will not heat up if you use incompatible or non-magnetic cookware. If the cookware is somewhat magnetic, the heat transfer will be unbalanced, inefficient, or intermittent.
Induction cooktop-compatible cookware is made from highly magnetic materials such as cast iron, carbon steel, or low-nickel steel. Stainless steel cookware may be magnetic, but not always. Cookware made from aluminum, ceramic, and copperware is incompatible with induction cooktops. A simple magnet test can help determine if your cookware is compatible with a Midea induction cooktop. Stick the magnet to the bottom of your pans and pots. If the connection is weak or the magnet doesn’t stick, it’s incompatible.
Incorrect Pan Position
Sometimes your cooktop may not heat correctly, even when using the right cookware. That’s because induction cookers have specific pot sizes and placement requirements. Your Midea cooktop may not work if you don’t correctly position the pot over the magnetic coil or if the pot is too large. Always center your pot over the burn and ensure your using the correct pot size for your induction stove.
The Burner is Too Hot
As a safety measure, a Midea induction cooktop will automatically turn off when it reaches a certain internal temperature threshold. Also known as power cycling, this usually happens if you have the burner running for a long time. Luckily, the unit only turns off for about two minutes before restoring power, so you may continue cooking.
Midea induction stoves use sensors to regulate their internal temperature. A faulty sensor may interfere with the magnetic feedback system and cause the cooker to repeatedly turn off and on when cooking. Replacing the faulty sensors can restore proper functionality and fix this problem.
The Timer is On
Your Midea induction cooktop features a timer control for your cooking convenience. The timer lets you set the cooking time—up to 3 hours—before the burner turns off automatically. When the time is engaged, there’s a countdown on the display panel showing the remaining time, and the unit will shut off once the clock runs out. Hold down the timer button to deactivate the timer.
Induction Cooktop Making Weird Noises when Cooking
It is not uncommon for a Midea induction cooktop to emit clicking, pulsing, or buzzing noises when in use. These noises are a normal part of the magnetic coil functioning. That said, induction cooktops are relatively quiet. If your Midea induction cook suddenly starts grating your eardrums, that may indicate trouble. You could be grappling with a noisy fan, broken parts, or an uneven cooking surface.
All Midea induction cooktops use internal fans to cool their components. Normally, you can hear the fans running when the cooktop is cooking, but the noise isn’t disruptive or overly noticeable. However, buzzing, humming, or clicking sounds cause concern as they indicate a problem with the fan or fan motor. Be sure to address this problem quickly since it may lead to fan failure, which may cause your cooking hob to malfunction.
Uneven Cooking Surface
Midea induction cooktop works perfectly with flat-bottomed cookware. Induction cooktops work by moving currents between the stovetop and the cookware. If cooking with a pot or pan that’s not perfectly flat, the currents may cause it to rock and vibrate against the glass top. If you leave a metallic spoon inside your pot or pan when cooking on an induction cooktop, it may start to move or vibrate.
Vibrations pose a significant threat to your glass top. Severe vibrations can damage and crack the glass surface, which may cause your cooktop to malfunction.
A Midea cooktop may start vibrating as it cooks due to loose components and connections. Luckily, this is an easy fix. You only need to remove the glass top and secure all the connections. Secure the copper coils using their clips and ensure all electronics are well-connected to the burner. If vibration persists after securing all connections, your cooktop may be faulty or have a fan motor problem. Have a technician look at the cooktop to prevent further issues.
My Midea Induction Cooktop Doesn’t Cook or Heat Food Properly
Check the control settings if your induction cooktop doesn’t cook or warm food to your liking. You may be using a heat setting that’s too low, which prevents the cooktop from achieving high temperatures.
Alternatively, it could be a problem with the pan positioning. Make sure the cookware is properly sized and well-paced within the cooking zones. By design, only the cooking zone of a Midea induction cooker gets hot. Therefore, only the portion of the pot resting on the burner will be properly heated.
If you’re constantly burning or overcooking food on your induction cooktop, you may have a cookware problem. Lightweight pots and pans don’t heat up evenly, increasing the likelihood of burning your food. Conversely, you’re more likely to overcook your food if your cookware is too heavy.
If you’re still facing challenges cooking food to perfection on your induction cooktop, you may need to refer to your recipes. Midea induction cooktops allow for precise temperature control and come with a handy timer to give you the precision you need to whip up sumptuous meals.