My Wax Warmer Stopped Working: How to Fix It Now


When your wax warmer stops working, it can be frustrating, mainly if you rely on it to keep your wax warm and ready for use. This article will provide some steps to troubleshoot and fix your wax warmer to continue using it without any problems.

Heads Up: Before you start if you find that you just cannot smell you wax warmer then you should check out our fragrance troubleshooting guide first.

What to do if your wax warmer stops working?

1. Check that your device is plugged in correctly

If your wax warmer stops are working, you should check the power cord to ensure it is plugged in properly. Sometimes, the cord can become loose and need to be re-plugged in. You will also want to check the connection between the plug wire and the back of the device to ensure that the plug is firmly in the back of your device.

2. Make sure that your device is on an even surface

If your wax warmer is not on an even surface, it can cause the device to tip over and stop working. Ensure your device is placed on a level surface before using it.

3. Hold the Button Down for 5 Seconds

If your wax warmer has a power button, hold it down for five seconds to turn on the device.

4. Ensure the bulb or heating element is screwed in properly

If the bulb or heating element in your wax warmer is not screwed in properly, it can cause the device to stop working. Be sure to screw in the bulb or heating element before using your wax warmer.

5. Check the temperature setting

If your wax warmer has a temperature setting, ensure the setting is correct. If the temperature is too low, it can prevent the wax from melting correctly. If the temperature is too high, it can cause the wax to smoke.

6. Check for any blown fuses

If you have checked the power cord and plug, and they seem fine, you should check the fuses next. If the fuse is blown, it must be replaced to get your device working again. To check if the fuse is blown, look at the circuit breaker box and see if there is a broken or tripped switch. If so, this indicates that the fuse is blown and needs to be replaced.

If the power in your home went out or there was a sudden power surge, this could cause your wax warmer to stop working. In this case, you will need to reset the breaker or replace the fuse to get your device working again.

7. Check for loose connections

If your wax warmer still isn’t working, the next thing you should check is the connections. Make sure that all of the connections are tight and secure. You may need to use a screwdriver to tighten the connections.

8. Clean the device

If your wax warmer is still not working, you may need to clean it. Wax can build up on the heating element and cause it to stop working. To clean your wax warmer, unplug it and remove any wax that has built up on the heating element. Then, wipe down the inside of your wax warmer with a damp cloth to remove any residue.

9. Replace the heating element or light bulb

If cleaning your wax warmer does not work, you may need to replace the heating element. This is a relatively easy fix and can be done with a screwdriver. Unscrew the old heating element and screw in the new one.

These are just a few steps to take if your wax warmer stops are working. With some troubleshooting, you should be able to get your wax warmer up and running again in no time.

10. Replace the device

If none of these methods above work, you may need to replace your wax warmer. Wax warmers are inexpensive and can be found at most home improvement stores. If you have bought a more expensive device and your product is under warranty, you can contact the manufacturer to see if they will replace it. You can also tell them about the issue you are facing and all the steps you have taken that are still not working.

Tips for using your wax warmer safely and effectively

1. Use an appropriate size wax melt

One of the most common mistakes people make when using a wax warmer is using an inappropriate-size wax melt. If the wax melt is too small, it will not provide enough fragrance. If the wax melt is too big, it will take longer to melt and could cause problems with your device.

2. Place your wax melts on an even surface

When placing your wax melts in the dish of your wax warmer, be sure to put them on an even surface. If they are not placed on an even surface, they can cause your wax warmer to tip over and stop working.

3. Do not leave your wax warmer unattended

It is important never to leave your wax warmer unattended while in use. If you leave the room, be sure to turn off your wax warmer to prevent any accidents.

4. Keep children and pets away from your wax warmer

Another safety precaution is to keep children and pets away from your wax warmer while in use. The heat from the device can cause burns if they come into contact with it.

5. Do not touch the hot wax

Once the wax has melted, do not touch it. The wax can be extremely hot and can cause burns. Use a utensil to remove the wax from the dish and place it into a container for disposal.

6. Never add water to the melted wax

Adding water to melted wax can cause it to splatter and could result in burns. If the wax is too thick, you can add more wax melts to the dish to thin it out.

7. Let the wax cool completely before removing it

Once you are finished using your wax warmer, let the wax cool completely before removing it. The wax can still be hot and cause burns if you remove it too soon.

8. Do not place your wax warmer on an unprotected surface

Use a heat-resistant mat or pad when placing your wax warmer on a surface. This will protect your surfaces from heat damage and could prevent accidents.

Frequently Asked Questions – Wax Warmer Fixes

Why is my wax burner smoking?

If your wax burner is smoking, either the wax has become too hot, or your device has become too hot. Stop your device immediately to reduce your device’s temperature so you can discover the problem. If the wax or machine is too hot, this can present a fire hazard that must be corrected immediately.

We encourage you to check out our troubleshooting article for wax burners giving off smoke.

Final Thoughts

Wax warmers are a great way to enjoy your favorite scents and can be used safely and effectively with simple precautions. If your wax warmer stops working, try some of the troubleshooting steps outlined in this article. With some simple repairs or replacement, you should be able to get your wax warmer up and running again in no time.

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