How to Test Your Oven Thermostat

Your thermostat is responsible for controlling the temperature of your oven. If you find that your food is over or undercooked after setting the temperature correctly there's a chance that your thermostat is faulty. That's right, maybe it isn't your cooking skills,  it's the thermostat. Then again, it might be you... so that's why we are here to explain how to test your oven thermostat

Use a multimeter

  • Unplug the oven from the wall - the last thing you want is to add electrocution to your problems.
  • 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.
  • Make sure 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.

Use an oven thermometer 

Depending on the type of cooker you own, it may be possible for you to recalibrate your thermostat by measuring the actual temperature in your oven manually (using an oven thermometer) and adjusting the thermostat as needed. If the temperature you set your oven to does not match that of the thermometer, you know it is faulty. To get an oven thermometer, click here

What to do if my thermostat is broken 

So after testing our your thermostat you've found that it is broken, which means you'll be needing a replacement. Luckily we have plenty of replacement thermostats for all different makes and models of cookers. To see our full range of thermostats, click here. Be sure to check the product you pick is compatible with your oven by using the search filters and reading the product description carefully.

Once you receive your new part you'll be ready to replace your faulty thermostat. To find out how to do this yourself, follow this guide to replacing your oven thermostat.

If you have any further questions about how to test your oven thermostat or about any of our products, do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team is always happy to help so contact us today.

For some people, the hob can be used as often as the oven, and therefore, if it starts to falter, it can be a big problem! If your ceramic hob has started to falter, there's no need to get upset and start panicking - here's what you can do:

What to do If Your Ceramic Hob is not Working

If your ceramic hobs are no longer working, the problem is likely to be with the hotplate elements. The hotplate element is the part responsible for heating up, allowing you to cook your food. Because your hotplate elements have such a pivotal role in the cooking process, when they start to falter, it is crucial to get these replaced as soon as possible! 

Here at Cooker Spare Parts we have a huge range of replacement ceramic hotplate elements for you to choose from. No matter what cooker or hob you own, we're confident you'll be able to find the ceramic hotplate element that is right for you! To save you some time when looking for a replacement hotplate element, you can filter your results by selecting the manufacturer and entering the model details of your appliance in to the search filters on our site. Once you have done this, you will be presented with a ceramic hotplate element(s) that will be compatible with your appliance.

Check Out Our Replacement Ceramic Hotplate Elements 

The next step is now fitting your new ceramic hob element. If you're not particularly handy, replacing your hob element can be a daunting task - but thankfully we have created this handy step-by-step guide that will instruct you through the process, and will make replacing your ceramic hob element less stressful.

If you have any questions or you're experiencing any issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch - we'd be more than happy to help, and get your cooker back up and running again!

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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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