For some people, the hob can be used as often as the oven, and therefore, if it starts to falter, it can be a big problem! If your ceramic hob has started to falter, there's no need to get upset and start panicking - here's what you can do:

What to do If Your Ceramic Hob is not Working

If your ceramic hobs are no longer working, the problem is likely to be with the hotplate elements. The hotplate element is the part responsible for heating up, allowing you to cook your food. Because your hotplate elements have such a pivotal role in the cooking process, when they start to falter, it is crucial to get these replaced as soon as possible! 

Here at Cooker Spare Parts we have a huge range of replacement ceramic hotplate elements for you to choose from. No matter what cooker or hob you own, we're confident you'll be able to find the ceramic hotplate element that is right for you! To save you some time when looking for a replacement hotplate element, you can filter your results by selecting the manufacturer and entering the model details of your appliance in to the search filters on our site. Once you have done this, you will be presented with a ceramic hotplate element(s) that will be compatible with your appliance.

Check Out Our Replacement Ceramic Hotplate Elements 

The next step is now fitting your new ceramic hob element. If you're not particularly handy, replacing your hob element can be a daunting task - but thankfully we have created this handy step-by-step guide that will instruct you through the process, and will make replacing your ceramic hob element less stressful.

If you have any questions or you're experiencing any issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch - we'd be more than happy to help, and get your cooker back up and running again!

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Are you having trouble lighting your oven? If your gas oven is failing to light, this could be due to a number of different problems. Appliances in the home are quite often subject to wear and tear and this will require a little troubleshooting to find the cause of the issue. 

Reasons Why Your Oven Is Not Lighting

In order to find out why your oven is not lighting, take a look at our step-by-step guide. 

  • First, check the gas supply lines and the igniter. If your top igniter is working, but the oven cavity itself will not light, it is the oven igniter that may have a problem. This is not a problem with the gas.
  • Secondly, check the gas tank. If the gas is low, this could be why your oven is not igniting.
  • Check your cooker values are switched to the 'on' position. 
  • Locate your oven igniter and check it is clean. If the igniter is covered in dirt, this could be why your oven will not light. Gently clean the igniter and remove any debris. 
  • Find the pilot hole which emits the gas. Using a needle, insert it into the hole and gently clean away any buildup or debris that could be restricting the gas. 
  • Next, check if the igniter sparks. To do this, turn the gas off and press the ignition button. If you cannot hear the clicking noise or see any sparks, this is why your oven is not lighting and means the igniter needs replacing.
  • Finally, inspect the wiring and look for any discrepancies. If any of the wires are loose, ensure you turn the oven off and then process to tighten the connection with a screwdriver. 

Replacement Parts for an Oven That's Not Lighting 

After troubleshooting your oven and finding the cause of the problem, you may need a replacement part. We stock plenty of spare parts that can solve your problem here at CookerSpareParts. Here's a look at just a few. 

Spark Generator and Ignition Block

Spark Generator and Ignition Block

£35.99 inc VAT

Ignition Swtich Assembly

Ignition Switch Assembly

£6.49 inc VAT 

Generator Ignition

Generator Ignition

£25.37 inc VAT

These are just a select few replacement parts for an oven that's not lighting. You can browse the full range here. If you have any questions, you can get in touch on 02920 452 510.

My Oven is Too Hot

Another day, another burnt dinner. But you followed the instructions to the letter! You watched the timer! You set the temperature correctly! So now you're thinking, maybe it's NOT you, you're thinking "my oven is too hot".

Well you'll be happy to hear that actually, yes, a fault in your oven can cause it to become too hot and it's not too uncommon. That's why we are here to explain what may be causing your oven to become too hot, and better yet, how you can resolve it yourself. So to learn more about the potential cause of why your oven is too hot, keep reading:

Faulty Oven Element

oven element


The oven element is the part that is directly responsible for heating up your oven. When it breaks down you won't be able to cook your meals efficiently. This is because it's either making your oven too hot or not hot enough, typically the damage to an oven element is visible. Unfortunately, very much like a lightbulb, when an oven element burns out there's nothing you can do except replace it. The good news is that we have loads of fantastic replacement oven elements for you to choose from, just click here. To find out how to replace it yourself, click here.

Broken Thermostat

oven thermostat

Even if you triple checked you set the temperature correctly, if the thermostat is faulty your oven won't be able to regulate its heat. This is because the oven thermostat isn't telling the oven it has reached the right temperature (only then does your oven stop getting hotter). This may be why your oven is getting too hot, which means it's time to replace that busted thermostat! For a great replacement, have a browse through the ones we have on offer. To find out how to do this yourself, read our blog post

Faulty Oven Fan

oven fans

Oven cooling fans are another component that prevents your oven from overheating. When it isn't working your oven won't have a way to cool down when it's getting too hot. In order to fix it, you may want to get a replacement, and you've guessed it, we have plenty. To see our range of replacement oven fans, click here.  You know the score by now, we want to give you a method of replacing your oven fan without having to hire someone, so here's a blog post on how to do it yourself


If you have any questions about why your oven is too hot, or about any of the products we supply, we are more than happy to help. Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team, contact us today. Or to browse all of our replacement oven parts be sure to check out the rest of our website

Zanussi oven element replacement

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!

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Faulty Oven Thermostat

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. 

Oven Thermostats


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