Your oven can be a frustrating appliance at times! You're cooker can be working fine without any issues one minute, and the next it can suddenly decide it no longer wants to cooperate and suddenly become faulty.
Electric cookers are rather complex, and they feature a number of parts, each with a different role. So, when your cooker becomes faulty, trying to figure out the problem with it can be difficult, especially when you're inexperienced with repairing your cooker. So now you're sat there wondering "what's wrong with my electric oven?".
But that's where we can help! We're going to create a little troubleshooting guide of the problems you may face with your electric cooker, and recommend the part(s) you need to purchase to resolve the issue.
Safety Notice: Before starting any repair work on your electric cooker, we strongly recommend that you turn your appliance off from the wall, and unplug it. You should never work on an electrical appliance that is still connected to the mains, as you risk harming yourself and/or damaging your appliance.
Oven Door is No Longer Closing properly
If your oven door is no longer closing properly, heat will be allowed to escape your cooker, which will result in your oven to take longer to cook your meals.
Solution: A stiff door hinge may result in you having troubles closing your oven door. The hinges of your oven door may become run down after years of use, making it difficult to use. Thankfully we have a great selection of oven door hinges that'll allow you to close your oven door with ease.
If there are no issues with your oven door hinges but your door is still not closing properly, there could be an issues with the oven door pin and/or catch. These parts are responsible for ensuring your door remains secure when it is closed. If either part is faulty, your oven door will no longer be securely closed, allowing heat to escape. To prevent this from happening, purchase a replacement today!
Oven is Always Overheating
If your oven is constantly overheating, you may find that cooking times can be unpredictable, and you spend most of your time checking on your meal to check to see if it has been cooked properly.
Solution: The part that is responsible for ensuring your oven heats up to the correct temperature - is the thermostat. When you set the cooking temperature, your oven's element will heat up; the thermostat will inform your cooker to stop heating up, and if the temperature drop from what it was set it, will trigger your element to heat up again, ensuring your oven remains regulated. If your oven's thermostat it is important you replace it, and we have spares that allow you to do just that!
Another part that could that when it is working insufficiently can cause your oven to overheat is your cooling fan. This part is responsible for keeping your oven cool and ensuring your oven's temperature is regulated. If it is no longer working properly, you will probably be experiencing overheating issues with your appliance. If your cooling fan is faulty, you can find a replacement for it here.
Unevenly Cooked Meals
This problem will only affect fan assisted oven. If your meals are being unevenly cooked it may put you off from using your oven, but we can help!
Solution: Fan ovens cook your meals more thoroughly and evenly than regular ovens - and this is because the fan distributes the hot air evenly inside the oven cavity. If your oven's fan is no longer working efficiently, the heat inside your oven cavity will not be distributed disproportionately, resulting in your meal becoming unevenly cooked. If you're suffering from this issue, help is at hand! We offer a fantastic range of replacement oven fans and motors that will ensure your meals are cooked thoroughly and evenly, once again!
Long Cooking Times
Everyone hates having to wait for their meals to cook, and if your cooker is extending the cooking time due to it becoming faulty, it may put you off from using it completely. If your cooker is taking far too long to cook your meals, you'll be very pleased to know that we have the spare parts that can help with this issue.
Solution: The part that is mainly responsible for producing the heat inside your oven cavity that will allow you to cook your meals is the element. Without this part, your oven is pretty much useless, so it's vitally important that it is working at all times. If there are any bumps, bulges or burns on your element, it could be faulty - which will mean it'll take longer to reach to its set temperature, or may not reach that temperature at all. To return your oven to full working order, purchase a replacement element today.
If you're experiencing any problems with your electric cooker that wasn't mentioned above and our electric oven troubleshooting guide, and you're unsure how you can resolve them - please feel free to get in touch with our customer service team who will be happy to assist you and ensure you're purchasing the correct parts that will have your electric oven functioning properly once again.