There are few things in life more frustrating than getting home, preparing the dinner that you have been looking forward to all day, only to find that your oven, or more specifically, your grill has stopped working.

There are a number of reasons as to why your grill might have packed up suddenly. Luckily troubleshooting your grill is not a very complicated task. When troubleshooting your grill, it is important that you can correctly identify the problems and understand how to repair the issues.   We've put together this guide to help you figure out why your grill is not heating up, usually it's because there's a fault part that needs replacing. 

What to check if your grill is not heating up: 


  1. Is anything working on the oven appliance at all?
  2. Are the hobs working? 
  3. Does the main oven work? 
  4. Is your oven fan running? 
  5. Is the oven lamp running? 
  6. Does your temperature light come one?


Once you have answered yes to all the questions above then we can be certain that it is either one of two possible issues:

Loose Connection

If your cookers grill has broken down, then it could mean that the connection to the heating system has become lose. To check this, firstly make sure you have disconnected the electricity and gas supply to your cooker. You will then need to pull your cooker out to access the electrical components located at back of your cooker, remove the access panelling and from there you should be able to locate the wire that is not connected properly. If you cannot identify the issue, then you will need to call out an electrician, they will be able to identify the issue or, in the worst case scenario, replace your whole grill system.

Heating Element is broken

The most common cause of grills not heating up is because the element has somehow become damaged. By unscrewing the heating element, you will be able to conduct a visual examination of you element to access the damage.

If the heating element is damaged in any way it will need to be replaced. Simply head over to our Replacement Grill Element department, enter in your cooker's manufacturer, and model number, and select the grill element you require.

Here at Cooker Spare Parts, we know that when your cooker has broken down, you want to get it fixed as quickly as possible. Trying to find the right parts can quickly become an overwhelming task, the Cooker Spare Parts team know everything there is to know about all the parts that we sell, so if you run into difficulty trying to find your specific part, don’t hesitate to contact us, we will find the right cooker parts for you in no time.

Gas thermostats on cookers are designed to help you have complete control over the temperature of your appliance. Unfortunately, as with any part on your cooker, things can go wrong and parts may need replacing.

A question we get asked a lot is why are gas oven thermostats so important? The simple answer is that they allow you to have maximum control over the temperature of your oven. This is to ensure you don’t burn anything and don’t cause any unnecessary damage to other important components on your cooker. The reason they allow you to control the temperature of your oven is thanks to the thermostat phial that it attached to them. This phial is in the oven itself and has a small amount of gas in it. This gas expands and contracts according to the temperature allowing you to adjust the temperature as you wish.

The most common problem with oven thermostats that we see is the thermostat phial not registering the temperature of the cooker correctly, meaning your cooking will be disrupted as the appliance is unable to tell what temperature your cooker is operating at.

Here at Cooker Spare Parts we have a fantastic range of oven thermostats for you to choose from that will have your cooker back to its normal self in no time at all. Take this GTS 1388 for example. It is one of our bestsellers and this oven thermostat has been manufactured for the main oven on your gas cooker. Once fitted, your oven will be as good as new, but more importantly, you will safely be able to control the temperature of your cooker.