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Insignia 6-Quart Pressure Cooker Troubleshooting

Released 2016, identified by model number NS-PC6SS7

The temperature of the pot is excessively hot, causing display to show C5.

Add more water to the pot, this will cause the pot and the contents of the pot to cool down.

Fix positioning of the pot, so that it fits correctly. Click here for instructions.

You can’t adjust the length of time the food is cooked.

Use the control panel to adjust cooking time by pressing preset then the up and down arrows until you have the desired time.

After cooking, you have trouble getting the food out.

Ensure you are following the desired recipe accurately, otherwise your food may stick to the pot. Certain foods, like rice, may stick to the pot if too little or too much water is added to the pressure cooker.

Clean the inner pot after each use and replace. Click here for the replacement guide.

The temperature of the pot is excessively hot, causing display to show C5.

Add more water to the pot, this will cause the pot and the contents of the pot to cool down.

Fix positioning of the pot, so that it fits correctly. Click here for instructions.

You can’t adjust the length of time the food is cooked.

Use the control panel to adjust cooking time by pressing preset then the up and down arrows until you have the desired time.

After cooking, you have trouble getting the food out.

Ensure you are following the desired recipe accurately, otherwise your food may stick to the pot. Certain foods, like rice, may stick to the pot if too little or too much water is added to the pressure cooker.

Clean the inner pot after each use and replace. Click here for the replacement guide.

Lid will not open easily or at all.

The lid may not be in the proper position for opening. Ensure the triangle marking on the lid lines up with the triangle marking on the housing by twisting the lid into the correct position.

Release pressure by opening the float valve and/or wait until the internal pressure is lower.

Gently press the float valve with the rice paddle.

Lid will not close completely.

Try re-positioning the gasket. If replacement is needed click here for the guide.

Gently push the push rod by hand.

Water is leaking out of the pressure cooker during cooking.

Check the placement of the gasket. Replace if the gasket is worn or warped. Click here for the replacement guide

There may be food debris on the rubber gasket. Clean the gasket.

Remove the lid completely and try closing it again, making sure the cover is aligned correctly before locked into place.

While cooking, steam leaks from the pressure cooker around the lid.

The pressure valve may not be properly closed, allowing steam to escape through the vent. If the pressure valve is not in the closed position, switch it from the venting position (knob pointing at “venting”) to the closed position (knob pointing at “sealing”). Ensure the valve properly locks in place.

There may be debris on or around the float valve, preventing it from sealing properly. Consider removing the float valve and cleaning with water. Click here for the replacement guide.

If steam is escaping through the pressure valve, even when in the closed position, the float valve may be faulty. Consider replacing the float valve. Click here for the replacement guide.

If steam is escaping from the perimeter of the lid, the rubber gasket within the lid may have failed. Without a functioning rubber gasket, the pressure cooker will be unable to seal properly. Consider replacing the rubber gasket. Click here for the replacement guide.

Lid will not close completely.

Try re-positioning the gasket. If replacement is needed click here for the guide.

Gently push the push rod by hand.

Water is leaking out of the pressure cooker during cooking.

Check the placement of the gasket. Replace if the gasket is worn or warped. Click here for the replacement guide

There may be food debris on the rubber gasket. Clean the gasket.

Remove the lid completely and try closing it again, making sure the cover is aligned correctly before locked into place.

While cooking, steam leaks from the pressure cooker around the lid.

The pressure valve may not be properly closed, allowing steam to escape through the vent. If the pressure valve is not in the closed position, switch it from the venting position (knob pointing at “venting”) to the closed position (knob pointing at “sealing”). Ensure the valve properly locks in place.

There may be debris on or around the float valve, preventing it from sealing properly. Consider removing the float valve and cleaning with water. Click here for the replacement guide.

If steam is escaping through the pressure valve, even when in the closed position, the float valve may be faulty. Consider replacing the float valve. Click here for the replacement guide.

If steam is escaping from the perimeter of the lid, the rubber gasket within the lid may have failed. Without a functioning rubber gasket, the pressure cooker will be unable to seal properly. Consider replacing the rubber gasket. Click here for the replacement guide.

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