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Will not turn on

My rice cooker will not turn on. The electrical outlets work with other things plugged in. The cord doesn't appear to be damaged. The switch clicks when it's pressed down. What could be wrong?

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  • koroba Jan 02, 2008

    I also have this identical problem. It is only the second time I have used this appliance and now this. I have set up to cook rice and all components are in good shape and I have the electrical cord double-checked for connection and power to the outlet. cooking light and the unit is not heating.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    yup same problem here

  • maurice tom Mar 23, 2008

    I think your rice cooker has a thermal switch (or thermal fuse) that is open.It is very easy to fix it.It cost me less than 2 bucks to replace it.To check it ,use an ohmeterter .Unplug your cooker ,put two probes to the prongs of the power cord to check for resistance,if the meter shows infinite resistance=your themal switch may be open.Now open the bottom of the cooker ,find the wire that goes to the side of the intrument,pull it out and you will find the thermal switch ,check it with the ohmeter for continuity .if it is bad =replace it (I hope it is not the heating element)

    Maurice Tom

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    Bought Oster cooker two months ago and today will not turn on. Indicator lights are not working. What can we do?

  • fix-it-ex May 27, 2008

    I had the same problem as well. No lights -just went dead. I called Oster at 1-800-334-0759. They are replacing it for free as it is still in the 2 year warranty period. Have the code (letter+ numbers) from the prong that plugs into the wall handy.


  • kevflet Aug 24, 2008

    I have had the same problem. I have found the thermal fuses on line @ I replaced mine with part # FUS1128, Thermal Fuse 184 Deg C. All is working fine now. At the time of purchase they were only $0.39 each, so I got a few extra. Hope this is helpful to someone.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    This is the same problem i am having as well and it is very frustrating as i love my cooker and use it alot.

  • hello_avon Nov 20, 2008

    I will not turn on.

    I will try to change the fuse thanks.

  • bob3622 Jan 09, 2009

    I have had the same problem and have had Oster send me out 2 addittional units for free. the 2nd 2 i received broke faster than the first. they broke in the first 2 uses. what a shame because we really liked it. Find a new product not made by Oster...maybe they will eventually issue a recall or use better parts.!

  • fix-it-ex May 11, 2010

    where can get the thermal switch from ? Oster service senter said they do not sell those !! NR



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Hmm, I can see this. But it seems to me that this is a common problem with Oster's rice cookers. I'm in product management (construction equipment) and it's obvious Oster has a wide-spread problem. If a service center is the answer (and there is none around me) then I'll dump this one and buy a different brand. Thanks

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i suggest you bring this to a service center since you guys mentioned that there are no external problems, the thermal capacitor may be busted.

hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008


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