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

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

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

What's wrong with my oven?

When an oven is getting warm but not warm enough, the most likely culprit is the oven thermostat. This is the part of the cooker that measures the temperature inside your oven and switches the heating element/burner on or off accordingly. If the temperature is lower than the setting you've chosen, the thermostat will switch on the element/burner to heat things up; if the temperature starts to exceed your setting, it will turn the heat off until things cool down and the cycle begins again.

However, this process goes wrong when your thermostat is broken or improperly calibrated. If your oven's not getting hot enough, this suggests that your thermostat is misreading the temperature in there, thinking that it's hotter than it actually is and turning off the heat too soon as a result.

Of course, if your oven isn't heating up at all, the more likely explanation is that the heat source itself is faulty. Electric ovens rely on elements, while gas ovens use burners; either way, if that critical part is broken, your food won't even get lukewarm until you replace it.

If you have any other questions about your cooker and which parts you might need to get it working again, feel free to get in touch with the Cooker Spare Parts customer service team. We'll do our very best to assist you!

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Indesit oven door glass shattered

Indesit ovens are a fantastic appliance for any kitchen, founded it 1975 it's clear to see why Indesit are one of the nation's favourite kitchen brands. However, even the highest-quality cookers can fall victim to damage. If your Indesit oven door glass is shattered it's important that you find a replacement as soon as possible.

Shattered oven door glass not only allows valuable heat to escape from your oven, it also can be dangerous! Like any broken glass, if this shattered pane falls out of the oven door frame anyone in the kitchen can be injured by it. Luckily, we have a whole range of Indesit oven door glass replacements that will fix your problem in no time.

To see our full range of Indesit oven door glass replacements click here. Ensure the glass you select is compatible with your model before ordering. Read the product description carefully to avoid disappointment. Once you have received the Indesit oven glass to replace your shattered oven door, follow the instructions below to replace it yourself!

indesit oven glass

How to replace your shattered Indesit oven door glass: 

 

1. To be able to replace the shattered glass, you'll need to begin by removing the door to be able to work on it. Most oven doors can be simply unlatched, and lifted off the hinges. Do this very carefully as to not disturb the shattered glass - you don't want it going all over the floor!

2. Next, you will notice that the oven glass is held in place by the door's inner shell. In order to remove it, you will need to unscrew it from the main door frame. Make sure that you have laid the door on a suitable surface before you begin to loosen the screws that hold the panel in place. Using a screwdriver, you should remove all the screws and set them aside, making note of which goes where.

3. You should now be able to access the broken glass. Remove it carefully (using protective gloves if it can not be removed in one piece). Take care to remove any stray bits of glass that may still be attached the door. 

4. Make sure your replacement glass pane is clean, then carefully set it in place of the one you have just removed. Be careful, as this whole process has taught us, glass can be fragile!

5. Finally screw the inner panel back together and reattach the door to the main oven. There you have it, you have successfully replaced you shattered Indesit oven door!

 

If you have any further questions about your Indesit oven or any other query you think we may be able to help with, feel free to get in touch. Our friendly team of experts are always here to help so give us a call on, 02920 452 510.

Beko has long been a manufacturer of household appliances, and is one of the largest producers of appliances in Europe. But, even with the reputation they hold, their appliances can be prone to faults.

If you're experiencing any problems related to your Beko oven, you've come to the right page. We're going to run down some of the most common problems you might be experiencing with your Beko oven, and what you can do to resolve them. 

Overheating Issues

If your Beko oven is always overheating, we can help! There could be a number of parts that could be causing this issue, but don't worry as we offer a range of replacements.

  • A faulty Thermostat

Your thermostat is responsible for regulating the heat inside your oven; but obviously, if this part is not functioning properly, then the heat inside your oven will not be regulated properly, causing it to over or under cook your meals. This can be a major issue, as you'll have to constantly check your meals whilst it's cooking to see when it is accurately cooked. Thankfully, we sell a selection of affordable oven thermostats that will rectify this issue, and will ensure your appliance is cooking your meals accurately once again.

  • A faulty cooling fan

Another part that could be related to your overheating issue, is your cooling fan. The role of this part is pretty self explanatory - it cools your oven cavity to prevent it from over heating. If this part stops working, then trying to keep your oven cavity cool will be a major issue! If your cooling fan has become faulty, you can purchase a replacement from here.

Prolonged Cooking Times

Everyone wants their meals cooked instantly, so when your cooker is taking longer than usual to cook your meals, it can become really frustrating. Again, there could are a few parts related to this issue, but thankfully we have the replacements to resolve this issue.

  • Underperforming oven element 

Your oven element is the cooker part that heats up and distributes the heat that allows you to cook your meals. And therefore, if it begins to start to become faulty and work insufficiently, you will notice that your cooker performance will deminish, and that cooking times would have increased. If your oven element is no longer performing as good as it used to, purchase a replacement today!

  • Oven seal deattaching 

Your oven seal is a strip of rubber that is attached to the trim of your oven door which protects the edge of your oven door as well helping your oven to retain the heat inside the cavity. If the seal begins to come away from your oven door, heat will be allowed to escape, resulting in your oven taking longer to heat up and cook your meals. To ensure your oven is retaining heat again, purchase a replacement from our range of oven door seals.

Oven no longer igniting

If your oven burner is having trouble igniting or the electrode is no longer sparking, your oven won't produce any heat which will result in your oven being unable to cook your meals. However, this problem can easily be resolved by purchasing one of our replacements.

To view our entire range of Beko oven parts, please click here. If you are having any further problems with your Beko oven please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team - they'be more than happy to assist you to ensure your oven is fully functioning again.