Gas stoves that require an ignition switch to light generate a small amount of electricity to ignite the gas so you can cook your food. Occasionally the ignition switch will stop working, which will prevent your cooker from working properly. Usually, when one ignition switch on your oven fails, they all fail because they are linked. 

When your ignition switch breaks it might be sparking continuously, or not sparking at all. The best course of action to replace your ignition switch is as follows:

  1. Order a replacement ignition switch/spark generator from CookerSpareParts >
  2. Make sure the power and gas supplies are disconnected from your cooker completely.
  3. Remove all the internal oven racks.
  4. Remove the bottom panel & the screws that secure the igniter. 
  5. Disconnect the igniter from the oven and set it aside for disposal.
  6. Without touching the carbide electrode, connect your new igniter to the oven.
  7. Position the igniter so it sits in the same place as the old one.
  8. Re-install the bottom panel and secure everything back down using the screws you removed earlier.
  9. Put your oven rack back into the oven.
  10. Turn the gas and electric supply back on & check your new igniter is working.

If this doesn't resolve the problem we recommend getting in touch with your oven manufacturers. To browse a range of spare parts for your cooker, or to contact us for more help with replacing your ignition switch, click the button below:

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As with any cooker, Stoves cookers can sometimes experience problems. Today we are taking a look at some of the common problems people experience with their Stoves cooker knobs. Hopefully, our advice can resolve and Stoves cooker knob problems you might be experiencing, and get your oven working as it should be again in no time at all.

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My Stoves cooker's knobs have fallen off

Sometimes you cooker knobs become loose and can eventually fall off (don't worry, it's just a sign of an oven that's been well loved). While this isn't a difficult problem to fix, it can be incredibly annoying and in some cases, even pose a safety risk! If your cooker knobs have fallen off, you may no longer be able to adjust the settings of your cooker, so it's wise to get this problem resolved as quickly as possible. 

Solution

There are two solutions to this problem:

  1. Re-attach it. If your Stoves cooker knob has simply fallen off, then you might be able to resolve the problem by reattaching it, there are some great videos online that will talk you through how to do this.
  2. Order a replacement. If you've lost your Stoves cooker knob then you need to order a replacement, which is simple enough with the help of CookerSpareParts! Simply find your cooker's model number and enter it into our Stoves cooker knobs section to find genuine replacement parts.

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My Stoves cooker knobs are melting

If your cooker knobs are melting, it's likely that heat from your oven is escaping from your central oven and heating the cooker knobs, when it shouldn't be. This could be because your cooker seal is faulty and needs replacing. When sealed properly, no heat should escape from your oven, and your cooker knobs shouldn't get hot at all.

Luckily, we stock a huge selection of Stoves door seals and gaskets that will help you eliminate this problem. The best way to find the right seal or gasket for your oven is to have your oven's model number to hand before browsing. If your cooker knobs have melted significantly, you probably need to order and replace these too. You will find a great selection of replacements right here on CookerSpareParts.com.

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Hopefully, this will help you resolve the most common problems people experience with their Stoves cooker knobs. If you have any questions about fixing or replacing your Stoves cooker knobs, don't hesitate to give us a call on 02920 452 510.

Have you recently noticed that your cooker hood is not working? Don't worry, you don't need to be a specialist to diagnose and fix the problem. There are lots of different types of cooker hoods, but they are all made up of roughly the same principal parts. These include:

  • The Control Switch - This is how you operate the cooker hood. There may be different switches that control the fan speed and the light(s).
  • The Motor - This is necessary for the cooker hood to be capable of drawing the air from the kitchen away from your stove.
  • The Bulbs/Sockets - If your cooker hood lights up, it will have light sockets and bulbs to do so.
  • Filter - traps grease and carbon from the extracted air

Diagnosing the problem:

If you've come to this page it's likely that one of these parts has stopped working! Make sure that before you start dismantling your cooker hood you turn off the main power supply.

  • The cooker hood isn't extracting properly - If your cooker hood is struggling when you turn it on, it's likely that the motor is faulty/damaged or the filter/filters need replacing.
  • Cooker lights won't turn on - Cooker hood lights aren't designed to be left on for long periods, if you're someone who likes to have the cooker hood light on it's possible you've fried the electric circuit, damaged the bulb socket or the bulb has blown. Alternatively, the switch could be broken.

Replacing broken parts:

If you've come to this page it's likely that one of these parts has stopped working! Make sure that before you start dismantling your cooker hood you turn off the main power supply. Once you've identified which part of your cooker hood isn't working.

Head over to CookerSpareParts.com with your model number and locate the new parts that you need! It's likely that there'll even be a helpful guide for you to follow to replace the part and get your cooker hood working again in no time!

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Your cooker, unfortunately, is like many other things in life, it's not built to last forever. Unless you've discovered an immortal, ever-lasting oven, chances are you're going to have to replace either the oven itself or some of its parts at one time or another. But how long do cookers last? Read on to learn some of the things that you can do to prolong the life of your cooking appliance.

Modern cookers are designed to last as long as possible, especially those that offer the highest of specifications, but there will always come a day when it just seems to have given up. This may happen after many years, or soon after purchase, but it is always important to be aware that where electronics, heat and moving parts are present, there is the potential for something to go wrong. Like anything, if you don't properly care and look after your cooker, it's not going to work. Therefore it is vital to thoroughly clean your oven as regularly as possible to prevent grease and other detritus from building up and causing damage. If dealt with and removed early enough, your oven is far less likely to exhibit issues with functionality further down the line. A good scrub and clean not only improves the overall health of your cooker, but it also benefits hygiene. So, there will be far fewer chances of unusual tastes when eating your food!

If getting dirty while on your hands and knees to keep your cooker alive doesn't sound very appealing, then there is always the possibility of taking your oven in for a service. Most cooker manufactures will provide this as standard when you purchase your cooker, as well as any repairs that are covered under warranty. This, however, will ensure that if there are any parts such as fans or filters that need replacing, they can be found and dealt with as soon as possible. 

One of the most common signs to look out for to tell if your cooker is on the way out is when getting up to the required temperature takes longer than usual. This could indicate one of two things; either there is an issue with your cooker's seals or there are deeper issues with the heating element, indicating an irreversible decline in your oven's performance. You cooker, to some extent, may still work, but continuing to cook in this state may lead to more costlier issues in the future.  

So, what's better than cure? Prevention. Which is why it's extremely important to take note and practice the things talked about above. Regularly cleaning and replacing faulty parts will on average keep your cooker working for around 10-15 years, depending on the type and model. So, it is definitely worth taking that extra bit of time out every now and then to properly care for your oven!

If your oven is experiencing issues and you believe it to be due to faulty or damaged parts, then there is no reason to go out and buy a whole new oven, go ahead and get those parts replaced! We supply a wide range of like-for-like or high-quality alternatives here at Cooker Spare Parts for popular cooker brands such as Hotpoint, Belling and much more.

To view our full list of manufacturers, simply click the button below - for further information on our range of spare cooker parts, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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If your oven has stopped working or you have noticed a fault, then carry on reading. This blog post targets common oven problems and how they can be fixed. The majority of problems that occur among most ovens can be fixed independently and it doesn’t take too long either. I bet you’re thinking – “what oven parts do I need?” Well, think no further! Cooker Spare Parts provide a range of oven parts that help make fixing your oven that little bit easier and, a lot quicker. This post will explain the different replacements you will need if certain parts of your oven have stopped working and require replacing. 

  1. Not heating up

Firstly, if you have noticed your oven is not heating up how it should be, there’s no need to panic - this could be an easy fix.  

Gas oven:

If you have a gas oven, the issue could be down to a faulty igniter. In order to find this out, you can test one of the gas stovetops to see if it ignites. To check the temperature and turn on the gas of your oven, you more often than not press down on your dial, hear a few clicks and then the stovetops ignite. If this does not happen for you, you might want to consider replacing the igniter.

To replace the igniter, you can simply turn the oven off by disconnecting it from the main power socket. Remove your oven door so it’s easier for you to access your cooker’s igniter; remove the screws holding the igniter in place, and disconnect the wiring connection; connect your new igniter and then put everything back together – it’s as easy as that.  

If you’re still finding that your oven isn’t heating up as expected, you may have a problem with your thermostat. Your oven’s thermostat controls the amount of gas within the oven and allows the oven to reach a desired temperature (and of course, stopping it from under or over heating). If your thermostat is faulty, this can stop your gas oven from heating up correctly.

Electric oven:

If you have an electric oven, often, due to constant use, the heating elements can wear and stop working. You can often tell if an oven element is faulty if it doesn’t fully glow red/orange, or from its physical appearance. Visual indications are bulging; bright spots; or obvious cracks. If you notice any of these faults, then this is normally a sign that it’s time to replace your heating elements. Changing this only takes a short amount of time if you use the correct replacement part, and by following this step-by-step guide.

 

  1. It’s not heating to the correct temperature

It can sometimes be frustrating when your oven suddenly stops heating to the correct temperature but these appliances don’t last forever, and it is important to keep checking regularly, to make sure your oven is doing its job.

Gas oven:

If your gas oven isn’t heating up to the correct temperature, it may be because you need to change your oven thermostat. However, it could be simpler than that, and the part that could be causing you trouble could be as simple as a door seal. Heat may escape from your oven door and therefore, resulting in your food not being cooked properly.

Electric oven:

If you notice your food is coming out of the oven partly cold; or it’s not heating up at all, this is normally a sign that the temperature sensor inside your oven is broken. Before replacing your temperature sensor, make sure to check that your sensor is not touching the inside wall as this affects your ovens capability of measuring the temperature. If you find your oven is still not heating to the correct temperature, you can use an ohmmeter to test your sensor. Replacing the temperature sensor is also an easy job!

Both ovens:

If you have changed your temperature sensor and thermostat, and your oven still doesn’t heat correctly, one common problem is that it needs to be calibrated. To check that your oven knows when and how to heat up, you must test it by using an oven thermometer. Preheat your oven to 176°C and take the temperature reading after twenty-minutes, and every twenty-minutes or so for the next two-hours - make sure you write your temperature readings down as you go along. After your final reading, add up the total temperature heating and divide this by the number of readings you took. If you’re findings are different to the average 176°C, this will indicate that you need to adjust your oven’s temperature dial. Hopefully this will fix the job!

 

  1. It doesn’t cook food evenly

Another common oven problem is that it doesn’t cook your food evenly! If you have recently cooked some meals and noticed that they are cold in some parts and boiling in others, then this tends to sign that you have either a faulty heating element and thermostat, in your electric oven or thermostat and igniter, in your gas oven.

This problem can be easily fixed. All you have to do is preheat your oven and see if your heating elements light up (electric oven) or ignite (gas oven) and check that the temperature of the oven is the same as the temperature’s sensor. If after this diagnostic test your oven still isn’t working as desired, both heating elements and thermostats should be replaced, for electric ovens or thermostat and igniter, for gas ovens.

Additionally, if you are using baking trays or other trays whilst cooking, give them a clean or replace them. As trays are reflective, if they are not clean, the heat cannot bounce off them and therefore, cook your food as well. 

 

  1. Door won’t close properly

Lastly, the easiest fix and an extremely common oven problem is that your door doesn’t close properly. If you find your oven doesn’t heat up as well as it used to it may be because your oven has a loose door. As we use our ovens daily, the hinges; catches and seals can become faulty, especially if we open and close with some force. This is probably the easiest fix and can be done in minutes. All you need to do is replace the hinges and/or door catch/pin; and your oven will be as good as new! For help replacing your oven door hinge, check out this easy to follow guide.

There are many common oven problems that you encounter, but most of them are a really easy fix! All of the products advised to change faulty parts of your cooker are from Cooker Spare Parts. If you encounter further oven problems and would like guidance or advise, don’t hesitate to contact the Cooker Spare Parts support team.

Note: before ordering any parts, make sure they are compatible with your specific oven model/type. Your model type and details can be found on your oven and we have a search bar that allows you to directly search what you are specifically looking for.