George Foreman Grill That Does Not Heat Up?

My children bought us a large George Foreman grill for Christmas a few years ago and I just tried it out. Low and behold the bottom of the grill does not heat up. It barely gets warm. What can I do to resolve this problem?



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June 7, 20110 found this helpful

Are you talking about the electric indoor/outdoor kettle type grill on a stand? That's what I have and the bottom of the grill is not supposed to get hot and only the grill plate itself is supposed to get hot. That's why it's safe to use indoors and outdoors. Even the lid doesn't get so hot that it will burn you like regular outdoor grills would if you accidently touch it. This also gives you the option to remove the kettle from the stand and use the kettle on a countertop or tabletop inside or outside if you want to.

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May 25, 20172 found this helpful

this is the foreman i have and it won't heat up for me anymore. just died out on me a few days ago is there anyway i can fix this really cheap or something like that cause i live in a apt and also am on disability, so don't have the money to go buy a new one.

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August 22, 20171 found this helpful

My grill is on a pedestal. I bought it from someone and it worked the first time. I tried to use it the other day and the red light comes on but it does not get hot.


One of the prongs is crooked. Could that be the reason it is not heating or should I just throw it away.

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April 13, 20180 found this helpful

Check your local Goodwill store for a replacement but find out if they have a half price sale day when everything is on sale. These stores usually have tons of these.

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May 29, 20200 found this helpful

I have the same problem. Even ordered a brand new heating element which had no effect. I used to like this brand but now will settle for stovetop grills.

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June 8, 20110 found this helpful

Replacement appliance parts of all kinds at

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June 8, 20111 found this helpful

We have the G-5 grill (the red one with changeable plates. The same thing happened. My husband carefully took the bottom section apart and found that one of the contacts had slipped out of it's socket. He pushed it back in, reassembled it and it works great. It's happened a couple of other times and he's fixed it this way every time.


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July 5, 20200 found this helpful

i have a george foreman grill and the hinges are loose how do I fix it.

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April 1, 20210 found this helpful

My grill do not heat up I brought the grill last year and used only fees times what should I do?

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