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.
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.
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.
When something goes wrong with your oven it can be incredibly frustrating, particularly if you have no idea why it isn't cooperating with you anymore. We often get asked what you should do if your oven is not working but your grill is, a problem that is fairly common that often has people stumped. If you find that every part of your cooker is working except your main cooker, we are here to help. We hope we can provide you with a solution in this blog post, so keep reading!
What to do if your oven isn't working but your grill is:
- Not to point out the obvious, but just in case, make sure that your cooker is plugged in and switched on.
- The most common reason why your oven is not working then 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 because of a power cut, etc. 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, however, if you'd like to find out more about why this happens click the button below to see our guide on cooker timers and clocks:
Cooker Timers And Clocks Installation Guide
- If you are sure it's not your oven clock causing the problems, its likely that there's an oven component that has become faulty. If your oven cavity won't heat up at all it is likely to be your oven element, the part of your oven responsible for heating up your oven. It is also worth testing your thermostat and power source to make sure there isn't any other reason that it isn't getting to the right heat. To see our range of replacement oven elements click the button below:
Browse Our Range Of Oven Elements
- 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. Click here to see our extensive collection of repair parts. Be sure to make sure they are compatible with your oven by using the search filets and reading the product descriptions carefully.
If you have any questions about what parts you may need or how to install them yourself, we are more than happy to help. For any cooker advice you may need feel free to get in touch!
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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.