If you haven’t been living under the rock, you would know that Instant Pots have become the kitchen staples. The Instant Pot is designed to deliver faster cooking performance and is pretty easy to use. However, there are some Instant Pot lid error codes that users usually don’t know about. In this article, we are sharing the error codes and solutions for fixing the error code!
Instant Pot Lid Error Code
When the Lid error occurs with the Instant Pot, this means that the users haven’t closed down the lid properly. In this case, you will need to remove the lid. However, before you remove the lid, make sure that you remove the power cord. This is because it’s not safe to use the Instant Pot while the power cord is plugged in.
Once you remove the power cord from the Instant Pot, you need to remove the lid and make sure it is properly installed in place. The lid must be installed and turned through the clockwise direction. On the contrary, if the error code doesn’t go away, there are chances that the lid is not cleaned properly. It’s best that you clean the lid (the inner corners).
Once the lid and inner corners are clean, the lid will be installed perfectly in place. As a result, the Lid error code will go away. Secondly, this error occurs when the lid is not set on the saute function. This is because the Instant Pot is not designed to offer saute function (it’s used as the pressure cooker). So, once you check the saute function is not on, it will remove the Lid error code.
The sealing ring is installed into the lid of the Instant Pot. So, when the sealing ring is not properly installed, it will impact the lid placement. We suggest that you check the sealing ring and make sure it’s clean. If there are food particles, debris, or oil clogged on the sealing ring, it won’t close down the lid properly. We suggest that the users clean the sealing ring and install it again on the lid.
Secondly, when the sealing ring wears down, it will impact the fitting in the lid. The users are suggested to check the sealing ring and replace it if it’s worn down. However, always buy the sealing ring from the reputed brand, so it serves some time. Thirdly, the sealing ring might have expanded, which is causing the weak lid placement.
If that’s the case, you need to soak the sealing ring in the cold water, or you could place the sealing ring in the freezer so it shrinks up. Once the sealing ring is in optimal condition, just install it into the lid, and put it on the lid perfectly.
When the Lid error occurs on the Instant Pot, it’s because of improper placement of the lid. However, the lid doesn’t install properly when the float valve has an improper position. It’s better to push down the float valve because the popped-up position impacts the lid placement.