How to Replace Your Oven Fan

If the familiar whirl of the oven fan seems to have gone quiet when you turn your oven on, it may be time to replace your oven fan. You can check if your oven fan is broken by turning your oven on and seeing if the fan starts spinning. If it does not, you're in need of a replacement oven fan. 

Your oven fan is an essential element in your cooker as it ensures heat is spread around the oven evenly to provide you with the best cooking experience. Not only does it cook food more evenly, fan assisted ovens typically cook food quicker. Therefore, it is in your best interest to get your oven fan replaced as soon as you think it may be faulty. 

As we know your oven fan is one of the most important parts of your oven, we stock a wide range of oven fans and fan motors here at CookerSpareParts to help you repair your oven without needing to buy a new one. To make sure one of our oven fans motors will fit your oven, we would advise you use our search bar on the homepage. Just enter the manufacturer of your cooker along with the model number and you will be provided with a list of all the spare parts which are compatible with your cooker. 

To help you today with your faulty oven fan, we've put together a step-by-step guide on how to replace your oven fan

How to Replace Your Oven Fan

  • Turn off your oven. Make sure the oven is unplugged before you start to limit the risk of any accidents occurring.
  • Move your oven from the cavity. If you have a built-in cooker, you will need to remove it from where it is placed. You can do this by removing the screws on the side of the cavity and then moving your cooker to somewhere more accessible. 
  • Remove cooker door. Next step is to remove the cooker door so you can reach the part of the oven you need to. Check your oven door hinges to see if there is a latch which will allow you to remove the door easily. 
  • Take off the back panel of the oven. Remove the screws holding the back panel in place to detach it from your oven.
  • Remove the old oven fan. After this, you should be able to remove the fan too. It is recommended that you make a note of how the fan wires are connected before disconnecting them so you can connect your new fan appropriately. 
  • Take out any holding screws and disconnect wires. Remove any holding screws and disconnect any wires holding the fan in place.
  • Replace the old oven fan motor with your new fan and motor. You can then replace the screws and re-attach the wires. 
  • Fit the back panel and oven door back on. That's it, you've successfully replaced your oven fan!

If you have any questions about this process, just get in touch and we will do all we can to assist you.