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How To Fix Induction Cooker- No Power

By on September 3, 2016
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Customer sent to me the Taiko brand induction cooker for repair and the complaint was no power. If you want to fix any electronic equipment, first you need to understand how the equipment work.

You may refer to other brand of induction cooker block or schematic diagram if you can’t find the exact information of your model. Once the cover was removed I could see the heating coil and a fan-see the photo below:

fix induction cooker

The other section was the power supply section.When I see it closely I could noticed that the viper 12A power IC was cracked. You can’t find the power FET because it is already built into the power IC.

power supply for induction cooker

power ic for induction cooker viper 12A

Usually when the power IC is shorted or blown there could be other components that can go bad too. So I had to check some of the major components and I found that a low ohm protection resistor was open circuit. Other components found to be good included the main fuse.

resistor open in induction cooker circuit

In this case, there were only two components that had gone bad. One is the power IC and the other one is the resistor.  By replacing these two components I managed to bring the induction cooker back to life again. It was quite easy to fix and if you know how to test components, you can start to do the repair work. I can fully recommend Jestine Yong’s ebook on how to test electronic components.

induction cooker repair

fixing induction cooker


This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics repair shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.

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  1. Yogesh Panchal

    September 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    well done! suranga.

  2. Parasuraman

    September 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Great! Well done!

  3. Albert van Bemmelen

    September 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Professional repair Mr Suranga as always!
    The replaced components can also be found in Tumbledryers and Washing Machines. And often with the same defect.

  4. beh

    September 3, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    good job SURANGA keep it up.

  5. Bulent NUR

    September 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing, good job!

  6. Robert Calk

    September 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Good job, Suranga.

  7. Charlie

    September 3, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Very good idea to check for associated components that may be bad. The resistor going bad may very well have been the reason the IC cracked.
    Thank you for the information.

  8. Andre Gopee

    September 3, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Nice Job. Thanks for sharing.

  9. cain sibanda

    September 5, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    NICE JOB AM NOW A BEST ELECTRONIC REPAIR IN ZIMBABWE ESPECIAL WHERE I OPERATE FROM BULAWAYO,am enjoying reading your journals and managed to solve some sofisticated problem

  10. Mr. Soft

    September 6, 2016 at 5:23 am

    good work

  11. Humberto

    September 7, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Good repair Suranga.

  12. Ulises Aguilar Pazzani

    September 10, 2016 at 8:21 am

    nice and Quick repair Mr Suranga

  13. sushant

    September 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Thank u sir,
    this articles was very helpful for me. as i dont have good economic support to complete electronics course. your article helped me to earn some money.

    again thank you sir.

  14. sushant

    September 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Dear Sir,

    Can I test voltages of induction cooker without coil(removing coil)..

  15. dalganjan kurre

    March 13, 2017 at 8:18 am

    i also have problem 4.7 uf 450v capacitor bulged and low low ohm prtection resister crack but the power ic 8012 is not crack i replaced capacitor and resistor but no power please help me?

  16. ovi

    May 14, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    i have a phillips induction cooktop and its power ic was blownup due to overvoltage. all the pins in the power ic are short and the rest of the comnponents seem fine upon testing. the thing is i dont know what ic it is. how can i get an industrial grade ic. can u help me where to get it. thank you

  17. T.L.Sahu

    May 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Havells make induction cooker has main fuse 12.5 amps. has blown in power ckt.
    How to check induction cooker .
    What's problems are created.


  18. vadi

    July 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    How cheak power ic in multimeter

  19. Asanka L Morawaka

    September 1, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Great job

  20. tahir

    March 26, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Sir i have a iduction cooker.its small ic are breast i no read its ic number pls help me thanks

  21. Cosmos

    August 5, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Sir,I have happycall induction cooker, one doesn't power on at all. I changed the power regulator and resistor yet it doesn't power on. The second one beeps sound when connected to the power supply but after which there will be no power on. I changed the resistor, food yet no power on. Please what do I do next.

  22. Entree

    November 14, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Where can i get that resistor.and is there any spefucation for that resistor

  23. Kouaplack augustin David

    August 11, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    je suis fan des réparations électronique et vos publications sont pertinentes,encourageantes et instructives pour les passionnés du domaine. nous vous encourageons pour vos efforts. nous vous remercions aussi lorsque vous nous mettez dans votre réseaux des techniciens a travers le monde

    I am a fan of e-repairs and your publications are relevant, encouraging and informative for enthusiasts in the field. we encourage you for your efforts. we also thank you when you put us in your network technicians around the world

  24. iceon

    July 16, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Hi I like this article and I a similar problem with an induction cooker the I IC, resistor, the AC capacitor blown out. I have done the changes but it would not turn on. How can I read inductor transformer on the board


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