This is Oven Thermocouple is a replacement thermocouple for the Hotpoint DHG65SG1CX but it can also fit certain Hotpoint, Cannon and Indesit cookers. It's a genuine manufacturer's part, so quality and value for money are assured and with a length of 1300mm, it's certainly long enough! To find out whether or not this thermocouple is right for you, enter your cookers model number and manufacturer in the search bar above and you'll be provided with a list of products that are compatible with your appliance.
How does a thermocouple work?
If your cooker runs on gas rather than electricity, it is important to make sure that your pilot flame is always lit while cooking. A thermocouple uses temperature readings to detect whether or not this flame is burning; if the flame goes out, the thermocouple will sense the temperature drop and stem the gas supply until you re-ignite the flame.
This is important for two reasons. If gas is allowed to seep into your oven, this represents both a waste of energy and a considerable safety hazard. To prevent the build-up of flammable gas in your oven, check that you have a working thermocouple and replace it with this genuine spare part if necessary.