Your oven can be a mystery, an appliance most of us use every day but when something goes wrong with it, it can be hard to know what has gone on. If your electric oven is not heating up then you may be at a loss at how to cook your home cooked meals! But there's no need to look for a brand new oven, it most cases it's probably one broken component of your oven that is causing problems. We often get asked how to fix an electric oven that's not heating up, so we've created this blog post to guide you through the most common reasons why this problem happens. 

What prevents an electric oven from heating up?

Faulty Oven Element

The oven element is the part of your oven that is responsible for heating up your oven cavity. When this becomes faulty your oven is pretty much useless, and unfortunately, this is quite a common issue. Luckily, we have a huge range of replacement oven elements that will have it fixed in no time. See our full range of replacement oven elements here

Broken Thermostat

If your oven thermostat isn't working your oven won't know how hot it is getting, which means it may not be reaching the temperature you need.  If your food is overheating or being undercooked it's important you change it as soon as possible. Find your replacement oven thermostat here


Damaged Door Seal or Hinge

Although you may not consider your door hinge or seal as being an important part of your oven, they actually keep invaluable heat in your oven as it cooks your food. If either become loose your oven may not reach the temperature you are setting it to. Luckily, we have a huge range of door hinges and oven door seals


We have a whole range of genuine and alternative replacement parts that will be able to get your cooker back up to working condition. Be sure that the part you order is compatible with your cooker by using our search filters and reading our product descriptions. Find all our replacements here.

If you have any questions about fixing your electric oven that isn't heating up, or about any of the products we offer feel free to get in touch. We are always happy to help and point you in the right direction, so don't hesitate to contact us today.

Oven Door Glass Smashed

If your oven door is smashed it can be a real pain, but there's no need to worry! We have a huge selection of replacement oven door glass so that you can get your oven back up and running in no time.

The first thing to remember if your oven door is smashed is to be very wary of any shards of glass that now may be in your kitchen. Before you attempt to fix your oven be sure to sweep up and hoover so you don't risk an injury - although we are pretty sure you've thought of that! 

The next thing you do is to use the make and model of your oven to find an appropriate replacement. Please remember that oven doors have an inner and an outer pane of glass, so you'll have to make sure you know which is smashed before looking for a replacement. 

You can use our search filters to correctly identify which cooker spare best suits you. You can find this at the top of our homepage. We supply a huge range of replacements for a large number of brands, so whether you want a genuine or alternative replacement, we can help you. That's why we have the search filter system to make it quick and easy for you to find what you're looking for. 

To see our full range of oven glass replacements, click here

Once you receive your new and shiny (and not smashed) glass for your oven door you'll need to replace the old one. If you want to replace the glass yourself (which we recommend, as it's a fairly easy job!) then you'll want to follow our helpful guide: How to replace your oven door glass

 If you have any further questions about oven door smashed glass, or about any of the products we supply we are more than happy to help. Feel free to get in touch with us today if you need help finding a replacement or making the repairs. Contact us here

A common problem that our customers often come across is when their oven has stopped working but the grill still works. Left unfixed, it can cause damage to other parts of your oven which can get expensive!

So if you've discovered the rest of your cooker is working perfectly, but your main oven is no longer working as it should, we can help you find the solution!

Possible Causes

There are multiple problems that can cause your oven to stop working, however here is a list of common problems:

  • Clock or timer problems.
  • Faulty gas burner or oven element.
  • Oven thermostat
  • Broken fan oven motor.

Please note: we always suggest you use a qualified electrical or gas-safe registered engineer to diagnose and carry out the repair.

You'll Need

In order to find the correct replacement part, you'll need the following:

  • Model and serial number - this will be found on the data badge on the appliance.
  • Owner's manual (optional).

Once you have your appliance details, feel free to call our team on 02920 452 510, email us on, or use the search bar above with your model and serial number.

What to Do

With any cooker/oven faults, there isn't just one problem that could cause this issue. So before you call out a gas or electrical engineer to take a look, make sure to follow this checklist:

Plugged In

Not to point out the obvious, but just in case, make sure that your cooker is plugged in and switched on.

Clock or Timer

The most common reason why your oven is not working but your grill is, is actually because the clock or timer isn't set correctly. We know, an easy fix right?

This can happen if your oven loses power, because you've turned off the power source or as a result of a power cut. This often stops your oven from coming to life - it's worth resetting your clock and seeing if this fixes the problem before calling someone out to help.

Your oven manual will have a guide on how to reset the clock for your particular make and model of oven or cooker.

Gas Burner or Oven Element

If you are sure it's not your oven clock causing the problems, its likely that there's an oven component that has become defective. If your oven cavity won't heat up at all it is likely to be your electric oven element or gas burner, the part of your oven responsible for heating up your oven.

Oven Thermostat

It is also worth testing your gas or electric thermostat and power source to make sure there isn't any other reason that it isn't getting to the right heat. Oven thermostats are responsible for maintaining temperatures and can affect how well your appliance heats up.

Fan Oven Motor

Sometimes when your fan oven motor breaks down, you'll notice that the your oven is not getting hot enough. If you find that your appliance is no longer blowing air around the cavity, you may have a damaged motor.

Call an Engineer 

If you still can't seem to work out why your oven isn't working it may be worth calling a professional to have a look. If they discover that there is a faulty component causing the issue you can find hundreds of genuine and alternative cooker spare parts on our website.

Once you've got to the root of the problem, don't hesitate to give our team a call on 02920 452 510, email us on, or use the search bar above with your model and serial number details.

How to Test Your Oven Thermostat

Your thermostat is responsible for controlling the temperature of your oven. If you find that your food is over or undercooked after setting the temperature correctly there's a chance that your thermostat is faulty. That's right, maybe it isn't your cooking skills,  it's the thermostat. Then again, it might be you... so that's why we are here to explain how to test your oven thermostat

Use a multimeter

  • Unplug the oven from the wall - the last thing you want is to add electrocution to your problems.
  • 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.
  • Make sure 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.

Use an oven thermometer 

Depending on the type of cooker you own, it may be possible for you to recalibrate your thermostat by measuring the actual temperature in your oven manually (using an oven thermometer) and adjusting the thermostat as needed. If the temperature you set your oven to does not match that of the thermometer, you know it is faulty. To get an oven thermometer, click here

What to do if my thermostat is broken 

So after testing our your thermostat you've found that it is broken, which means you'll be needing a replacement. Luckily we have plenty of replacement thermostats for all different makes and models of cookers. To see our full range of thermostats, click here. Be sure to check the product you pick is compatible with your oven by using the search filters and reading the product description carefully.

Once you receive your new part you'll be ready to replace your faulty thermostat. To find out how to do this yourself, follow this guide to replacing your oven thermostat.

If you have any further questions about how to test your oven thermostat or about any of our products, do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team is always happy to help so contact us today.