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With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic still ongoing and the UK government currently advising us to avoid unnecessary contact with other people, you may be hesitant to invite a tradesperson into your home right now. But if your oven has broken down, what choice do you have?

Well, actually, you may be able to resolve the problem yourself. There are plenty of useful resources available for self-isolating homeowners who want to fix their own cookers - for instance, a repairman living in the Algarve has recently been offering appliance repair advice via video chat, and naturally there are loads of 'how to fix it' blogs and YouTube videos on the World Wide Web.


Ordering the right parts for your oven

Of course, even if you're doing your own repairs, you may still need a new part to get your appliance working properly again.

And that's where we come in. Here at Cooker Spare Parts, we stock an enormous range of high-quality spares for gas, electric and dual fuel appliances, including:

  • Ovens
  • Hobs
  • Grills
  • Cooker hoods

To find the part(s) you need for your cooker, simply go to our homepage and enter your appliance's manufacturer (e.g. Belling) and model number (e.g. DB90) - we'll show you a full list of compatible parts.


Some useful how-to guides

If you're not quite sure how to repair your oven, some of our previous blog posts may come in handy.

Here are some of our most popular articles - click to read:

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Trade Spares for Cooker Repair

We at Cooker Spare Parts have helped countless people to get their ovens up and running again, but did you know that we're also a leading supplier of trade spares to people who repair kitchen appliances for a living?

Because we stock such a comprehensive range of cooker parts, we've become very popular among tradespeople who constantly need to purchase new components in order to get the job done. If you need to order any parts, you can get them from the Cooker Spare Parts website as usual, but you may prefer to set up a trade account with us and enjoy a variety of additional benefits.

How to set up a trade account

Trade orders are processed via our sister site, Thermuparts. Here's how to set up a trade account for your business:

  • Go to
  • Fill in the registration form - enter your company / contact details and choose a password.
  • Click the 'Create Account' button to complete the registration process.

Once you have created a Thermuparts trade account, you will be able to place trade orders online and benefit from the excellent trade discounts that we offer on a wide range of parts. In addition to cooker spares, you can also purchase the following via the Thermuparts site:

  • Refrigerator spares
  • Washing machine spares
  • Dishwasher spares
  • Freezer spares
  • Tumble dryer spares

You will also have access to our helpful customer service team, who will always be on hand during normal working hours to answer any questions you have.

When preparing a family meal or showing off your culinary skills, the oven is one of the most frequently used appliances. Whether you have a gas or electric oven, we'll discuss what to do when you suffer from this issue.

Please note: we always recommend you use an electrical or gas-safe registered engineer to carry out repairs.

Signs You Have A Problem

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°C, doesn't mean that the oven is actually reaching that temperature.

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.

Common Causes

Now that you've discovered the first signs your oven is not heating up correctly, it's time to find the cause of the problem. Here is our recommended checklist for electric and gas ovens:

  1. Defective electric oven thermostat.
  2. Faulty electric oven element.
  3. Broken gas oven thermostat.
  4. Damaged gas oven burner or ignition electrode.

You'll Need

Once you've found the culprit, you'll need to find the correct replacement part. For this you'll need the following:

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

Defective Electric Oven Thermostat

If you notice that your electric oven isn't heating up to the correct temperature and food comes out under-cooked, this many be caused by a defective electric oven thermostat.

Thermostats measure the temperature inside the oven cavity, switching the electric element on and off to maintain the desired temperature.

The Fix

Firstly, check that the temperature sensor isn't touching the oven walls, as this will affect the accuracy of the internal temperature readings. If it is, reposition so it isn't touching the wall and see if this helps.

If you're still suffering with the same issue, you'll most likely need to replace the whole thermostat. Luckily these are inexpensive parts that are around £10-£30.

Simply give our team a call on 02920 452 510, or email us on with your appliance model and serial number. Alternatively, input your details into the search bar above.

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Faulty Electric Oven Element

Is your oven not heating up at all, no matter which temperature you select? For fan ovens specifically, you may notice that cold air is being blown into the oven cavity. This is a sign that your electric oven element is faulty.

Electric oven elements are the part that generates heat and often glows red when it is switched on. If you find that your element is deformed, bulging or blown, it is time to find a replacement.

The Fix

There is an easy solution to this problem, you'll need to replace the complete element. Fortunately, these are around £8-£30.

Get in touch with our team on 02920 452 510, or email us on with your appliance model and serial number. Alternatively, use the search bar above.

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Broken Gas Thermostat

Similar to electric appliances, gas ovens also have thermostats that maintain a constant oven temperature by adjusting the size of the flame on the burner accordingly.

If your food is always under-cooked, you may need a replacement thermostat.

The Fix

Before purchasing a replacement thermostat, make sure you check that the temperature sensor isn't touching the inside oven wall. Simply adjust the position and test to see if this has fixed the problem.

Still not working properly? Then you'll need to replace the entire gas thermostat. Thankfully we supply a wide range of parts that start from just £25.

Simply give our team a call on 02920 452 510, or email us on with your appliance model and serial number. Alternatively, input your details into the search bar above.

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Damaged Gas Oven Burner or Ignition Electrode

For the more serious issue of your gas oven not heating up at all, you may have a damaged oven burner or ignition electrode.

When you set a temperature on the oven, you should hear clicks followed by the sound of gas igniting.

The Fix

If you don't hear the gas igniting and the clicking stops, you'll probably need to replace the ignition electrode. Luckily these are just £5-£20.

Should the issue continue, you may have a damaged oven burner. This can be a complex problem, so we would recommend you find a gas-safe registered engineer to take a look at your appliance.

For additional help, call our team on 02920 452 510, or email us on with your appliance model and serial number. Otherwise use the search bar above.

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Haven't found the answer to your issue or need help sourcing a replacement part?

Give our spares team a call on 02920 452 510 or email us on with your appliance's model and serial number details.

oven fan not working!
Fan ovens allow us to cook our meals far more efficiently. With a fan the oven can heat up more quickly, giving you more control over the food you are cooking. However, when this oven part becomes faulty the whole cooking process can be compromised!

How do I know my oven fan isn't working?

The easiest way to know that your fan is not working in your oven is if you hear it being louder than usual or moving much slower. Your oven will also heat up much slower, so if you can see the over lights and elements heating up it's most likely a problem with your fan. 

How do I replace my oven fan?

Luckily, here at Cooker Spare Parts, we have an excellent range of replacement parts to replace your oven fan. The quicker you replace your oven fan the quicker you can get your oven back up to its top performance. To see our full range of replacement oven fans click here.

We have a wide range of oven fan replacements so be sure that the one you purchase will fit your model by searching for it through our parts search feature and by checking the product description thoroughly. 

There’s no need to get a new oven or spend a lot of money hiring an engineer to come out and fix it. Replacing this oven part doesn’t need to be difficult, in fact, we have a whole blog post dedicated to explaining how you can replace your oven fan, that you can find here:

For any other information about your fan not working in your oven, feel free to get in touch with our expert team. We are more than happy to help so give us a call on 02920 452 510

Replace your oven element with Cooker Spare Parts

If your oven isn’t heating up it’s likely that you have a faulty oven element. A common reason for this is that oven element burning has occurred. Due to the hot temperatures within the oven cavity, it isn’t unusual for it to burn out while enduring the high temperatures.

Without a fully functioning oven element, your oven will be unable to heat up and this means your oven is useless for cooking! So here’s some advice on what you need to do. 

How can I tell if my oven element has burned out?

If your oven element has burned out the appearance of it is often a clear indication. It may bright spots and/or patches that look like it has been burned. 

What can I do if my oven element is burning?

Unfortunately, similarly to a lightbulb, there is no way to repair a burnt oven element. Luckily we do have a fantastic selection of replacement oven elements to get your cooker back up and running in no time. 

How do I replace my oven element?

We understand that repairing your own oven may seem like a daunting process, but it doesn't have to be difficult or cost you a lot of money. Click here to read our step by step guide on replacing your oven element

If you need any further advice on what replacement parts you need for your cooker, do not hesitate to get in touch. Give our expert team a call on 02920 452 510