Updated: May 19, 2023
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My Cricut auto press is not heating

Short summary:

  1. Unplug your Cricut Auto Press from the power outlet and then plug it back in. Try a different outlet if the issue persists.
  2. If the device is not heating up or connecting to the app, sign out of the Cricut Heat app and sign back in. If the issue persists, force close the app, then sign back in, and try connecting again.
  3. If the above steps do not resolve the issue, you may need to perform a factory reset on your Cricut Auto Press.
  4. Unplug the Cricut Auto Press from the power outlet and wait a few minutes. Then, plug it back in.
  5. If your Cricut is not reaching the desired temperature, ensure the device is properly heating up for at least 8 minutes to reach 400°F.

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Nice to meet you, *****!
Can you please specify both the brand and the model of your Auto Press?

Customer Replay

Cricut auto press


where is the model number at?

At the bottom of device or at the back side

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trying to take picture

banner 3

Ok, thanks

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too heavy

It's ok

When does that issue start to appear?

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Thanks! Does it power on?

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yes but light just blinks

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Got it

Can you try to power it from another outlet?

Customer Replay

just unplugged the part with the temp gauge and now is working frustrating

still not heating

Sign out of the Cricut Heat app. Then, sign back in. If that does not resolve the issue, force-close the app, sign out and back in, and try connecting again.

Customer Replay

my auto press sounded like it was working but the temp never went up

I got you. Please, follow the instructions.

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Keep me updated.

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its not heating up

Can you Sign out of the Cricut Heat app and then, sign back in?

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It says get connected

Good. Please, check if the issue persists.

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not connecting

it’s not finding my auto press

Did you turn on your auto press?

And connected it to your computer via cable?

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No cable

Did you connect it via Bluetooth before?

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thought so

Did you use this device before?

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Don't you have a USB cable to connect it in that way?

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Temp is going up now

Oh, okay.

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its at 250 dont understand what happened it stopped at 250 i have it dialed to 285 oopd 385

What temperature do you need?

Customer Replay

385 its not going any higher

What temperature does it show at the moment?

Customer Replay


Let's try to perform a factory reset of your Cricut.

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its finally at 385

So the issue is solved?

Customer Replay

don’t know how but it’s finally working


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it’s not locking down to press

Did you try to use the lock/unlock switch?

Customer Replay

the light is blinking red it just shut off

Try to restart it.

Customer Replay

i pushed the power button but nothing is happening

Unplug it from the power outlet and wait a few minutes. Let's try to perform a hard reset of your Cricut machine. It should help. In the following messages, I will provide you with step-by-step instructions. I would be grateful if you could tell me when you complete every step.

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ok I unplugged it the fan is working

Good. Plug it back.

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I dud oops I dud did

That's okay. I got you. Does it help?

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its up to 300 345

You need to wait 8 minutes to heat it up to 400°F.

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Wait a few minutes more.

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Everything is working fine. You don't have to worry.

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not to 400

oh well thanks

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May 22, 2023
I managed to fix the heating problem by doing a hard reset, unplugging the machine, waiting a bit, and then plugging it back in.
May 17, 2023
Thanks for sharing this! I thought I was the only one facing this issue 🙏

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