The element is like the beating heart of an electric oven. As it's the part that actually generates the heat, your appliance would be more or less useless without it - an oven with no element is basically just a kitchen cabinet.
Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for elements to stop working. Sometimes they just burn out and refuse to heat up any more, although some very unlucky oven owners have actually seen their elements explode, shattering the oven door glass in the process and leaving the kitchen floor covered in shards. Hopefully this hasn't happened in your home, but whatever the cause, the problem is the same: you need to replace your element in order to use your oven again.
Fortunately, we have a colossal range of oven elements here at Cooker Spare Parts, including a selection of high-quality replacement parts from popular appliance manufacturer Zanussi.
Buy a replacement element for your Zanussi oven
Ordering a new Zanussi element from the Cooker Spare Parts website couldn't be simpler. Just follow this step-by-step guide:
- Click over to the Cooker Spare Parts homepage.
- Using the search fields at the top of your page, select your appliance's manufacturer (e.g. Zanussi) and enter your model number (e.g. ZDF86).
Not sure where to find your cooker's model number? Visit our Help Centre.
- Click Search Parts.
- You should now be presented with a list of spare parts that fit your specific appliance. If you like, you can use the Narrow by part type option to select 'Oven Elements' and narrow the list down further.
Once you've found the right element for your oven - for instance, the 50298367009 main oven element - all that's left to do is add it to your basket and head for our secure online checkout. Your replacement oven element will be with you before you know it!
Your oven thermostat is the part of the cooker which regulates the temperature. If you have a faulty oven thermostat, you will know about it. As the heat is no longer regulated, this could cause burnt or even undercooked food - and nobody wants that!
How To Tell if Your Oven Thermostat is Faulty
If you find your oven is not cooking your food properly, the fault is either with the oven heating element or the oven thermostat. The only way you can determine if it is your oven thermostat is by testing it.
You can test your faulty oven thermostat using the following steps.
- Unplug the oven from the wall.
- Depending on your oven type, the thermostat could be located behind the back panel, beneath the backsplash, under the exhaust hood or below the control panel. The thermostat is a thin piece of metal usually attached to a coil of wire.
- If you then remove the thermostat from the oven, you can use a multimeter to test it.
- Ensure the multimeter is calibrated and then turn the dial to the lowest ohm rating.
- Place the multimeter on the thermostat. If the thermostat has a reading of zero or as close to zero as possible, it is working fine. However, if it has no reading at all, your oven thermostat is faulty and will need replacing.
Replacing Your Oven Thermostat
To replace your faulty oven thermostat, you will need to ensure you have the correct spare part. Here at Cooker Spare Parts, we stock replacement oven thermostats for a variety of different cooker ranges. From Indesit to Zanussi, we have a replacement spare part for you.
To find out which type of oven thermostat you need, just use our filter on the Electric Cooker Thermostats & Regulators page. Enter the manufacturer and keyword and our filter will narrow the search so you can find a replacement for your faulty oven thermostat.
To replace your faulty oven thermostat, simply follow the steps in the guide below and you should have a working oven in no time at all!
How to Replace Your Oven Thermostat >
If you need any additional replacement parts for your oven, just take a look at our wide range of spare parts here. Or if you need any additional help you can give us a call on 02920 452 510.
This Italian cooker and oven manufacturer has been around for a little over a century now, and although they only began to manufacture gas and electric ovens in 1951, they have been a household name worldwide for decades. They've received many awards for the design of their appliances, and their aim has always been to make their customers lives easier - but that doesn't mean their appliances are not impervious to faults.
Sadly, cookers won't work forever, and towards the end of their lifespan, they can start to become faulty. But thankfully, here at Cooker Spare Parts, we provide a range of cooker parts to help prolong this, and we're determined to keep your cooker running as long as possible!
We have a comprehensive range of Zanussi Oven Spares that we're confident will have your cooker performing as good as new, so there's no need to part ways with your beloved Zanussi cooker.
Here is just a small selection of the Zanussi Oven spares below:
Heating elements are the parts responsible for providing the heat inside your oven and grill that will enable you to cook your meals. If these parts start to become faulty, you'll certainly notice a difference in the time it takes for your meals to cook. If you've noticed the heating element in your Zanussi cooker has become faulty, you're in luck - as we have a terrific selection of replacement oven and grill elements, that will give you the boost your cooker needs to cook your meals efficiently and quickly once again!
Oven Door Handle
Due to wear and tear, your door handle of your oven or grill can become loose, and can even fall off, making it very difficult to access the inside of your cooker. If your Zanussi cooker is old, there's a possibility you could be in the need of a new oven door handle. We offer a wide range of cooker door handles that will allow you to use your cooker without the fear of your handle coming off.
Electric Cooker Thermostats & Regulators
Every electric cooker needs a thermostat to ensure that its oven temperature is regulated at all times. If your oven thermostat in your Zanussi cooker is to become faulty, the cooking temperature can be inaccurate, and you may notice that your oven will begin to under or overheat. To ensure that your meals are cooked efficiently and accurately, purchase an oven thermostat today!
To view our entire range of Zanussi oven spares, please click here. If you're unsure as to which replacement part you need to resolve your issue, please do not be afraid to contact our customer service team, they'll be more than happy to help you, and will ensure you're purchasing the correct part.
Is your oven taking longer than it should to cook your meals? Have you been following all cooking instructions to the letter - selecting the right temperature and leaving your food in for exactly as long as you're told - only to find that, when you open the door, everything is still lukewarm and half-raw?
If so, the problem may be that your oven isn't getting hot enough. Just because you're turning the knob to 200° doesn't mean that the oven is actually reaching that temperature, and if you're constantly having to pop your dinner back in for another few minutes just to get it cooked properly, there's probably a problem with your appliance that needs to be addressed.
What's wrong with my oven?
When an oven is getting warm but not warm enough, the most likely culprit is the oven thermostat. This is the part of the cooker that measures the temperature inside your oven and switches the heating element / burner on or off accordingly. If the temperature is lower than the setting you've chosen, the thermostat will switch on the element / burner to heat things up; if the temperature starts to exceed your setting, it will turn the heat off until things cool down and the cycle begins again.
However, this process goes wrong when your thermostat is broken or improperly calibrated. If your oven's not getting hot enough, this suggests that your thermostat is misreading the temperature in there, thinking that it's hotter than it actually is and turning off the heat too soon as a result.
Of course, if your oven isn't heating up at all, the more likely explanation is that the heat source itself is faulty. Electric ovens rely on elements, while gas ovens use burners; either way, if that critical part is broken, your food won't even get lukewarm until you replace it.
If you have any other questions about your cooker and which parts you might need to get it working again, feel free to get in touch with the Cooker Spare Parts customer service team. We'll do our very best to assist you!
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Indesit ovens are a fantastic appliance for any kitchen, founded it 1975 it's clear to see why Indesit are one of the nation's favourite kitchen brands. However, even the highest-quality cookers can fall victim to damage. If your Indesit oven door glass is shattered it's important that you find a replacement as soon as possible.
Shattered oven door glass not only allows valuable heat to escape from your oven, it also can be dangerous! Like any broken glass, if this shattered pane falls out of the oven door frame anyone in the kitchen can be injured by it. Luckily, we have a whole range of Indesit oven door glass replacements that will fix your problem in no time.
To see our full range of Indesit oven door glass replacements click here. Ensure the glass you select is compatible with your model before ordering. Read the product description carefully to avoid disappointment. Once you have received the Indesit oven glass to replace your shattered oven door, follow the instructions below to replace it yourself!
How to replace your shattered Indesit oven door glass:
1. To be able to replace the shattered glass, you'll need to begin by removing the door to be able to work on it. Most oven doors can be simply unlatched, and lifted off the hinges. Do this very carefully as to not disturb the shattered glass - you don't want it going all over the floor!
2. Next, you will notice that the oven glass is held in place by the door's inner shell. In order to remove it, you will need to unscrew it from the main door frame. Make sure that you have laid the door on a suitable surface before you begin to loosen the screws that hold the panel in place. Using a screwdriver, you should remove all the screws and set them aside, making note of which goes where.
3. You should now be able to access the broken glass. Remove it carefully (using protective gloves if it can not be removed in one piece). Take care to remove any stray bits of glass that may still be attached the door.
4. Make sure your replacement glass pane is clean, then carefully set it in place of the one you have just removed. Be careful, as this whole process has taught us, glass can be fragile!
5. Finally screw the inner panel back together and reattach the door to the main oven. There you have it, you have successfully replaced you shattered Indesit oven door!
If you have any further questions about your Indesit oven or any other query you think we may be able to help with, feel free to get in touch. Our friendly team of experts are always here to help so give us a call on, 02920 452 510.