Have you lost that oven feeling? You’re not alone.

A dodgy cooking appliance can quickly turn a simple meal into a vengeful voyage of four-letter words.

Don’t fall foul to a faulty thermostat. Turn up the heat and save your kitchen compadre from a premature pilgrimage to the scrapyard with these tips on how to fix an oven knob.


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Oven knob problems

When it comes to oven knob issues, two of the most common problems are either that the knob won’t turn at all or that the oven knob turns but won’t register when it does.

If this is sounds like your dilemma, you’ve come to the right place!

So, don’t reach for the nearest hammer and slip into “Hulk Smash” mode just yet – there are still plenty of options available.


How to fix an oven knob

While it might seem like a minor issue, a stiff oven knob can cause a number of problems in the kitchen, particularly when it comes to food preparation. Nobody wants to rely on toast and microwave meals for the foreseeable future, so fixing the oven is paramount.

To get to the root of the problem before you begin, your first port of call should be removing the knob handle. The problem is likely to lie in either the peg shaft or the knob cap itself and this should settle the argument immediately.

However, while getting to the crux of the matter can be as easy as removing the cap, it can also lead to additional issues, if done incorrectly. Careless fiddling can result in a whole host of other knob-related problems, so be sure to take time and care.


How to remove an oven knob

Gently prise off the cap of your oven knob, placing your thumb on the front. If the cap is putting up a fight, try to ease it off with a butter knife on either side.

Once you’ve successfully removed the knob from your appliance, you can now inspect the shaft for damage. Without the casing, this should resemble a small peg protruding from the cooker front.

Using a pair of pliers, you can now attempt to turn the peg manually to change the temperature. If the peg now turns and works successfully, your problem lies in the knob itself (which can simply be replaced).

However, if it turns and still doesn’t register the temperature change, your problem likely lies within the thermostat or the oven wiring and will need professional attention.


How to fix a broken oven knob shaft

If you’ve followed the above steps and the peg still remains motionless, it could be a sign that the shaft has seized up. Should this be the case, WD40 is a handy weapon to have at your disposal.

Apply the WD40 to the peg and leave to soak in, ensuring the peg is well lubricated. Next, gently turn the peg, without applying too much force to avoid snapping. If the dial still won’t budge, it may be time to admit defeat and call in a pro.


What to do if your oven won’t turn off

If the oven knob is stuck in the “on” position, the number one priority on your mind before anything else will probably be turning the oven off safely.

A faulty oven knob can prove dangerous if it means you can no longer turn your oven off. As such, it’s important to know how to manually disconnect your oven, should the situation arise.

Disconnecting an electric oven

Some electric ovens will have a wall fitting that can allow you to simply shut off the power at the flick of a switch. However, this isn’t always the case, especially if you have a built-in wall oven.

If you don’t have a wall switch, you may need to check the cabinet under the oven and cut the power via the oven’s fuse box.

Disconnecting a gas oven

For gas ovens, you will have to manually turn off the gas. While this may seem like a precursor to an explosive scene from EastEnders, it’s actually a lot easier and less daunting than it sounds – luckily, with far less fireworks attached.

Gas supply valves are typically located behind or beneath the oven. All you need to do is gently pull the stove away from the wall enough to see the shut-off valve (usually painted red or yellow for easy identification). Simply turn the valve 90 degrees to the off position, stopping the flow of gas instantly.


If your oven knob needs replacing, head over to our dedicated cooker knobs page for our full range of replacement cooker knobs caps. If you’re still having issues with your oven knob that haven’t been rectified by the suggestions above, feel free to drop us a line on 02920 452 510 or send us an enquiry using the button below.

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Has your Rangemaster oven stopped working? There are a number of reasons that your oven might have broken, but don’t worry. We’re here to help you identify the problem and implement a solution!

Rangemaster Oven Getting Too Hot

If you have found that your Rangemaster oven is getting too hot and burning your food despite being at a reasonable temperature, it’s possible that your thermostat is faulty. The thermostat sets and regulates the temperature inside the oven, so if you suspect this part of your Rangemaster oven has broken, you should replace it immediately! Continuing to use an oven with a faulty thermostat is a huge health and safety risk.       

At Cooker Spare Parts we offer thermostats for Rangemaster’s gas and electric ovens, so you’ll be sure to find one to suit your needs. Browse our selection of Rangemaster thermostats by clicking the appropriate buttons below:

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Need help replacing your Rangemaster thermostat – don’t worry, we have a helpful guide that will talk you through it!

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Rangemaster Oven Not Heating Up

One problem that you’ll no doubt notice right away, is when your oven stops heating up! Turn the oven on, set a temperature and leave the oven running for a little while. Still cold? Your cooker might be in need of a replacement oven element!

The oven element is the part that heats up inside the oven, so when this breaks it causes a real problem. Luckily, replacing an oven element is a relatively simple job, and they aren’t too expensive to buy! Take a look at our Rangemaster oven elements by clicking the button below.

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Rangemaster Hob Not Working

Whether you need to fry or boil or steam something the cooker hob plays an important role in most everyday recipes! If you’ve noticed that your cooker hob isn’t working, you’ll probably want to fix the problem sooner rather than later! We can help! Browse our Rangemaster hob spares below, select the right one for your cooker using your model number, and get your Rangemaster hob working again in no time!

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If you find that these spares don’t help fix your Rangemaster cooker, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 02920 452 510, we will help you identify what’s wrong with your oven and advise you on the best solution.

Hob ignition

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. 


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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