Unfortunately oven elements are not invincible and are prone to damage due to the high temperatures that they experience when fitted in your oven cavity.

 Below we list 3 common problems we find people tend to have with their oven elements, so if you have any of these issues with your own oven element, don’t hesitate when it comes to replacing it.

1.      If you own a fan oven, the element in your oven will expand and contract. When the oven is on, the element will expand and as soon as the oven is turned off, the element will contract. This can result in strain being put on the element and could lead it blowing;

2.      Staying with fan ovens, if the motor in your fan oven gets too dirty and covered in grease and dirt, it won’t be able to cool your oven element sufficiently meaning your oven element is at greater risk of overheating. Check your fan oven motor regularly to ensure it is clean and keeping your oven element cool;

3.      The most common problem with oven elements is when the oven light and fan come on but the oven element won’t heat up at all. This is the classic sign that the element needs replacing.

Here are a few tips we have to help ensure your oven element doesn’t become damaged:

·         Ensure the oven door seal on your appliance is keeping the hot air in the oven cavity. If it isn’t doing this, the oven element will have to work harder to maintain the temperature in the oven cavity, which puts added strain on it;

·         Keep your fan oven motor as clean as possible to help ensure it keeps your oven well ventilated when you are using it.

Here at Cooker Spare Parts, we stock a fantastic range of fan oven spares so if you are experiencing any of the problems listed above with your fan oven, take a look at our range of spares here!