Electric ovens are generally easy to repair because there is not much that goes wrong with them. Repairing an electric oven often just means replacing a part or two, so in the first instance, all you have to do is diagnose which part needs replacing.

That said, if you don't know much about the inner workings of a cooker, it can be a little baffling when your oven breaks. To help you out, we have compiled a list of common faults to help you diagnose the issue with your electric oven and buy the right replacement part. After diagnosing the problem, you'll hopefully be able to understand why your electric oven isn't working and get it back up and running again.

The most common problem

If your electric oven isn't working, the most likely explanation is that the heating element is faulty. The element is the part of the oven that actually heats up, and it's relatively easy to replace.

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Need a more detailed explanation of what's wrong with your oven? Read on...

There's no power reaching my oven.

No power to your cooker can be caused by a number of things:

  • Check that the oven is switched on
  • If plugged into a socket check that the fuse is still working
  • If connected to the mains, check your main fuse board in the house, your electricity may have been interrupted during the day.
  • If your oven has a digital timer, it might be stuck in automatic.
  • If you have checked all of these possibilities call out an engineer.

My oven has power, but it's not heating up.

Does your oven’s light and fan comes on but doesn’t heat up?

  • Check if there is any damage to the element – if this is the case then the element will need replacing, click here to view our extensive range of oven elements.
  • If you have checked the element but can see no damage it, check your thermal fuse or thermal switch. If these have gone you can buy a replacement here.

My oven keeps cutting out.

 Your oven cutting out could be caused by two issues:

  • The cooling fan might be faulty. If you find you need a replacement part, click here.
  • The thermal switch is not working properly.

If your oven overheats and then cuts out, this is likely to be a problem with your thermostat.

My oven door won't close properly.

Having difficulty closing your oven door? Check the hinges and seal:

  • Check the hinges have not broken and are still intact
  • Check that the hinges have not become misaligned
  • Door seals diminish with age and can become loose causing your oven door not to close properly. If this is the case your seal will need replacing, you can view our range of replacement seals here.

IMPORTANT: If you are going to replace a part on your electric oven, please make sure you have completely disconnected the appliance from the mains. Don’t try to replace any part you are not sure about – always call in an expert.

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