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Nostalgia GCM-200 Troubleshooting
This troubleshooting page will help you diagnose problems with the Nostalgia GCM-200 home gummy candy maker. Device not starting, too much heating up, any issues with power button or cable, sticking gummy jelly on the mold, etc. are given as follows.
Device does not turn on ¶
When the switch turned on, nothing happens to the device.
Faulty Power Source ¶
Unplug and plug into another outlet to see if that helps. check it outlet power is able to work by using other device test it .
Faulty power button ¶
Power button does not turn on. Unplug and plug back in with switch set to off. Then turn on to see if it work. if not see the replacement guide
Wire getting in the way of the molds ¶
When removing it from the box uncoil the wire and let it straighten out and run it under the molds.
Candy does not melt ¶
Candy does not melt in the hearing pod
Not enough warm-up time ¶
It is recommended 5 to 10 minutes for the device to warm up before putting the candy in. if not check if heating coil is working or not , if not see the replacement guide .
Excess candy/sugar used in the extractor head ¶
Make sure to only use the recommended amount of candy or sugar for the device. Overloading the extractor head can prevent the candy or sugar from melting completely.
reduce amount of sugar if it over the limitation .
Faulty heating element ¶
If the device takes a long time to warm up or does not warm up enough to melt the candy or sugar, it is likely that the heating element has gone bad. open the device by tools and check if heating coil is working properly or not . if heating coil is not working change it with replacement guide .
Smoke coming from heating element ¶
When you let the device warm up smoke comes from under the heater.
Excess candy or sugar floss build up ¶
if the device has been used for long time without any clean, candy residue might have left inside and might reach heating element, they might cause burning inside. Properly clean device every-time after using.