The glass pane in your oven door allows you to see how your food is coming along without letting any heat escape from the oven itself. Unfortunately, glass is prone to cracking, and there may come a time when you need to replace your oven door glass because the pane that came with the appliance has cracked or even shattered entirely.
We have a huge collectgion of oven door spares here at Cooker Spare Parts, including an extensive oven door glass
range. To place your order, simply go to our homepage
, enter your cooker's make and model number, and select the door glass from our list of compatible parts. NOTE: Oven doors have two panes of glass - inner and outer - so you may need to identify which pane is cracked in order to order the right replacement.
Alternatively, if you already know what type of glass you need, click here
to browse our full range of oven door spares and simply select the required product on that page.
How to Replace Your Oven Door Glass
Once you've ordered your new oven door glass from the Cooker Spare Parts website and the replacement pane has arrived in the post, it's relatively easy to complete the job without any professional help. Here's our step-by-step guide to replacing your oven door glass:
- First of all, you need to take off your oven door in order to work on it without obstruction. In most cases, you'll find a pair of latches at the bottom of the door (inside the oven); unlatch these, then push the door closed as far as it will go without being forced. Once it stops, simply lift the door up and away from the appliance.
- The next thing to do is unscrew and remove the door's inner shell (i.e. the panel that holds the glass panes in place). Place the door face-down on a suitable work surface and use a screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws around the top and sides of the door. NOTE: Pay attention to which screws go where, and keep them separate once removed so that you don't mix them up. Once everything is unscrewed, lift away the shell so that you can access the oven door glass itself.
- Remove the broken pane, ensuring that any stray bits of broken glass are removed with it.
- Make sure the new glass is clean, then carefully set it in place.
All that's left to do now is screw the inner panel back on (make sure each screw goes back in the right place) and reattach the door to the oven itself. Not too hard, eh?
If you're having trouble with your oven door glass or you're unsure which part to order, please feel free to contact the Cooker Spare Parts team today. We're always happy to help!
It's great having a cooker with two ovens: not only does it give you more space for big dinners, it also allows you to cook at two different temperatures simultaneously. If your top oven has a grill function, you can even grill one thing while oven baking another!
Of course, the downside of having another oven is having another thing that can break down. Sometimes the entire appliance will malfunction, putting both of your ovens out of action, but it's more common for just one of them to fail - not so totally disastrous, but still very frustrating when it happens.
Today, we'd like to focus on the bottom oven; if yours has stopped working, you may find the solution you seek below.
Note: From here on out, we'll specifically be referring to ELECTRIC ovens. If your GAS oven has broken down, please see our previous troubleshooting post: My Gas Oven Won't Light
What to do if your bottom oven has stopped working:
- Make sure it's plugged in. First of all, ensure that the appliance is plugged in properly and switched on at the wall.
- Find out if any electricity is actually reaching the appliance. If the cooker isn't doing anything at all - if the clock is off, the lights aren't coming on, and neither the hobs nor the ovens are warming up - the most likely problem is that no power is actually reaching the appliance. Assuming that everything is plugged in and switched on (see above), this is probably due to a faulty power supply - it might be that the plug itself is damaged, or that the cable is defective. Alternatively, you may find that there's a loose connection at the rear of your cooker.
- Replace the broken part. If you've performed the three checks listed above and found everything to be A-OK, it's probable that one or more of the parts in your bottom oven need to be replaced. The most likely culprit is the oven element - that is, the part of the oven that actually heats up - but simply replacing this may not be enough to ensure that the problem doesn't happen again. You need to ask why the oven element failed in the first place; for example, it could be that your thermostat broke, and your oven element overheated and failed as a result of this.
Good luck with your attempts to bring your bottom oven back to life, and remember: for safety reasons, you should not attempt any electrical repairs unless you are a qualified electrician!
Repairing a gas oven that won't light can be quite a bit trickier than fixing the same issue in an electric oven. Indeed, some tasks should only be completed by a Gas Safe (formerly CORGI registered) engineer - working on a gas appliance when you're not qualified to do so can be dangerous, and in many cases, you may actually be breaking the law by doing so.
Still, if your gas oven won't light, there are a few things you can try before calling in a professional gas engineer to fix the problem for you...
How can I fix my gas oven?
- Check the power supply. If your gas oven won't light, remember that gas ovens still need electricity to work, so the first thing to do is make sure that your cooker is plugged in and that there's nothing that could be interrupting the power supply. Is the power cable in good condition? Is it soundly connected to the appliance itself? Is the power switched on at the wall? These may seem like stupid questions, but you'd be surprised by how often a broken cooker turns out to be merely an unplugged cooker!
- Check the gas supply. If the electricity supply is present and correct, it may be that there's no gas coming to your oven which is causing your gas oven to not light. If your cooker has gas hobs as well as a gas oven, there's an easy way to check this: simply fire up one of your hobs. If the hobs are working fine, it means there's something wrong inside the oven itself; if the hobs won't ignite either, it's probably an issue with the gas supply. Check your gas isolation valve to make sure the supply is actually on, then check that there are kinks or obstructions in the gas line itself.
- Buy a new ignition generator. If your gas oven still won't light after you've verified that there's nothing wrong with the electricity and gas supplies, the most likely explanation is that you need a new spark generator. Click the button below to browse our Ignition Generators & Switches department: Check Out Our Range Of Ignition Generators & Switches
Good luck with your oven-fixing efforts, and remember not to attempt any repairs yourself if you're unsure of what you're doing. When in doubt, always call a professional - it's safer and far less likely to result in further oven malfunctions!
The fan-assisted oven is a wonderful invention. The fan distributes heat evenly throughout the entire oven cavity, meaning that every part of your food will be cooked at the same temperature - no cool spots like you sometimes get in standard ovens.
Of course, the benefits of a fan oven evaporate when the fan itself stops working. We've seen some people online wonder if their fan oven can still be used as a standard oven when the fan has broken down, but the answer is sadly no: fan ovens work very differently from traditional ovens, and a fan oven element will quickly overheat if the heat it produces is not being circulated around the whole space.
So if your oven's fan has failed, you'll need to replace it as soon as possible. In this post, we specifically explain how to replace a Hotpoint oven fan
(Hotpoint being one of the UK's most popular cooker brands), but the method is similar for most other makes as well. If in doubt, feel free to call the Cooker Spare Parts team on 02920 452 510
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- our oven repair experts will be more than happy to help.
How to replace your Hotpoint oven fan
Obviously, the first thing to do is buy a new fan. To do this, head to the Cooker Spare Parts homepage and enter your appliance's manufacturer (e.g. Hotpoint) and model number (e.g. HAG60K) in the fields provided. You will then be shown a list of compatible parts for your cooker - all you have to do now is add the required part(s) to your basket and proceed to our secure online checkout system.
Now, here's what to do once your new fan has arrived and you're ready to repair your oven:
SAFETY FIRST! Never attempt to work on an appliance that is still connected to an electrical supply.
Congratulations - you have removed your broken fan oven motor! Now follow this process in reverse to install the new one and get your oven working properly once more.
- Unplug your cooker and move it away from the wall so that you can access the rear of the appliance.
- Unscrew the cooker's back panel and take it off to expose the fan motor.
- Take out your oven shelves and remove the oven door (this will make it easier for you to access the interior of the oven).
- Inside the oven, unscrew and remove the fan guard (i.e. the panel at the back of the oven).
- Now, remove the fan blade by turning the screw at the centre of the blade clockwise (not anti-clockwise as you would normally expect!).
- Once the fan blade is off, unscrew the motor. Most motors have 3 screws, loosened from inside the oven, although this may vary.
- Return to the rear of the cooker and take a photo of the motor so that you don't forget how the wires are connected to it. Then, disconnect all wires from the motor and remove it from the appliance.