No matter which cooker you have, whether it's Stoves, Rangemaster or any other major manufacturer, the thought of it becoming faulty and having to repair it can be rather daunting. As a result, many people are rather content on just ignoring the problem and continuing to use it as normal - even when the issue can be easily resolved.
Here at Cooker Spare Parts, we want to ensure that everyone can enjoy a home cooked meal, risk and problem-free. That is why we supply such a vast range of spare parts and create these helpful guides - like this one!
If you've noticed your cooker door isn't closing properly, you may start to find your meals taking longer to cook. This problem is due to a faulty oven door catch
, which is really simple to fix.
How to Replace an Oven Door Catch
- Disconnect your appliance. It's important that you ensure your cooker is turned off from the mains to eliminate any risk to your safety whilst you perform your repair work.
- Remove the side panel of your cooker. You can do this by removing the two screws at the front and the back of your cooker.
- Remove the screws that are holding the catch in place.
- Now screw your new catch into place. Make sure the holes line up for the screws. Important note: The holes for the door catch are not threaded, but the screws provided will cut their own thread, allowing you to screw the latch securely in place.
- Test your new catch by closing your door. On some cooker models, you can adjust the striker pin to allow your door to close securely. You can do this by just screwing the pin out with a pair of pliers.
- Once you're happy, screw the side panel back in place.
And there you have it! It's really that simple to replace your oven door catch! To view our extensive range of oven door catches including Rangemaster and Stoves oven door catches, please click below!. If you require any more advice on replacing any other parts of your cooker, we are happy to help! Just give us a ring on 02920 452 510.
Grill element not working? Unfortunately, even if you would rather fix something than buying a new part, a faulty grill element cannot be repaired due to its fragility from the heat. Therefore, if your grill element is blown there's not much that can be done to fix it other than replacing it with a genuine new grill element that's suited to your cooker. Luckily this post explains why it's broken, how to get a new part and how to replace this part!
Why Is My Grill Element Not Working?
In an oven, the Grill Element is the wire that provides heat to the entirety of your oven while cooking. Your Grill Element could be broken due to a number of reasons, such as a blown fuse or just old age. Statistically, Grill Elements are the most easily broken oven parts due to their brittle nature.
If you find that your grill element is not working, it should be easy to spot as your oven may not heat up at all. Other signs of a broken grill element include uneven cooking, or if you have an infra-red grill, the element not turning red while the oven is on.
What Can I Do if My Grill Element is Not Working?
As we explained above, unfortunately, it's not as simple as fixing a fault grill element, it's time to replace the part. Here at CookerSpareParts, we stock a wide range of Grill Elements suited to a vast range of different cookers so there's sure to be a replacement part for you. Be sure to check the Grill Element will fit your cooker by using out model checker o
n the homepage
. Replacing your Grill Element is worthwhile and will save you buying a new cooker which could cost you hundreds.
How to Replace Your Grill Element
To fix your Grill Element, here's a step-by-step guide on how to replace it with a new one.
- Unplug your oven. If you leave your oven on, there is a high risk of getting shocked while fixing your grill element, so be sure to eliminate all risk of this.
- Remove oven door. This will allow you access to the entirety of the oven. Cooker Doors are usually attached with latches, so just unlatch these to remove the door.
- Remove oven From the unit. This will make it easier to access the parts of the oven you need to.
- Detach the top panel and back panel of the oven. A screwdriver may be necessary for this part.
- Move the insulation away from the oven.
- Take a photo or note exactly how the faulty Grill Element is wired. This will be used when you attach your new Grill Element.
- Remove the wires attached to the Grill Element. You can use pliers to make this part easier and a screwdriver may be necessary.
- Attach new Grill Element. Make sure this is the right way around and reattach the wires exactly as they are in the photo or your notes.
- Re-attach shelves and cooker door. And ta-da, you're done!
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