Updated: April 02, 2023
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by Henry Miller
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I cant get my pot to start pressure cook

Hello, thank you for using Howly. I’ll be happy to help you out! May I ask your name?

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Nice to meet you, *****!

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I am trying to get my Insta Pot to pressure cook my pulled pork. I can't get it to start.


Got it, could you tell me the model of your pot, please?

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Got it. Could you check, what position is your valve pointing to?

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Got it. How much time did you wait since starting the pressure cooking process?

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5 minutes

As far as I know, it may take up to 30 minutes before the cooking process starts

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now it doesn't res[pond at all

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Could you tell me what does it show on the screen?

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nothing. It wont do anything

Does clicking "Cancel" do anything?

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It's hot but not responding. I assume I will have to wait until it cools.

Yes, it'll be the best solution

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What is the order to start the pressure cooking feature?

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There are a few steps
As you've asked us, here are the steps to turn your pressure cooker:

  1. Check the bottom of the pot so it doesn't have anything that might be blocking the steam, then put your food into it
  2. You have to make sure you've got enough liquid in the pressure cooker
  3. Make sure that your sealing clean is clean and properly installed; your float valve is clean and is able to go up and down; your steam-release handle is clean and pointing to the sealing position
  4. Press the "MEAT | STEW" button
  5. Now, it's just a matter of time; you should see the steam coming out of the pot
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Can you email them to me? *****@gmail.com

Of course, if it's more convenient to you, I can send them there
Also, I can send you a link for a video, where you can see how people use it

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Thanks so much if you could do that for me. I checked my electrical outlets and they are working.

That's great I will send you instructions and link for a video

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That would be great. I haven't used it in a while and I guess I've forgotten how to do it.

No worries, we're always here to help you

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I appreciate your help.

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