Things You'll Need
Aroma manufactures a variety of home cooking appliances, including rice cookers. The rice cookers are available in a variety of sizes, digital display panel and cooking options. Available for purchase online or in select cooking or department stores, the Aroma rice cooker should work well with basic cleaning and maintenance. However, if the switch does not stay down while cooking, it may be resolved through some basic troubleshooting efforts.
Verify that the switch did not pop up because the rice has completed cooking and is in "keep warm" mode.
Unplug the rice maker and wipe the switch with a clean, damp cloth to remove any debris that may be preventing the switch from latching into position.
Dry the switch and move it up and down rapidly with your fingers to ensure proper movement.
Plug in the rice cooker, set the desired amount of rice and water into the cooking pot and cover with the lid.
Push down on the switch to begin cooking. If the switch pops back up, contact Aroma Housewares for assistance, as the switch may be defective and require replacement.
Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.