Just like most things in life, your Zanussi often will not last forever. Unfortunately, there may come a time when it decides to stop working and prevent you from cooking all of those delicious meals that you had planned, however, not all hope is lost!
If you find that your Zanussi oven is not heating up, take a look at the possible issues that could have caused it and what you need to do in order to get your cooker back up and running at its very best.
Clock Not Set
It can be taxing enough having to change the time on your oven clock twice a year when the clocks go back and forward, but if your home has experienced a power cut, the likelihood of having to set it again is high. It may be hard to believe but a clock that’s not set can cause your entire oven to suddenly stop working. The good thing here though is that it’s very easy and fast to fix so should be the first thing to check if you find that your Zanussi oven won’t heat up. Simply dig out your Zanussi cooker manual to find out the steps needed to set the time on your specific make and model and hopefully you should have a fully functional oven again in no time.
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Faulty Heating Element
Another common cause of your Zanussi oven not heating up could be down to a faulty element, of course! If you find that the following things are present, it is highly likely that your cooker’s element is the reason behind your culinary catastrophe.
- Your oven clock is set and is set to manual and not automatic
- The light on the face of your oven remains on until the oven has reached an adequate temperature
- You can hear the oven’s fan spinning as usual
If you find that all of these are correct, then it is time to look at your Zanussi oven’s element. To check the health of your element, be sure to follow these simple steps:
- Identify the two connections where the electricity flows through
- Using a multimeter on a low resistance setting, connect one probe on each of the connections
- Measure the reading (you should typically find resistance between 20 & 100 ohms)
- If no connection is present, then the element is most definitely dead and will need replacing
If your Zanussi heating element is at fault for your oven not heating up, then you can find your replacement today within our extensive collection of replacement parts.
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If your oven clock is set correctly and your heating element is in good working order and you still can’t feel the heat, then the next thing to inspect is your Zanussi oven’s thermostat. To do so, you’ll need to first check to see if the temperature indicator light on the face of your oven is working. This is the small light on the front of your oven that remains lit until the desired temperature is reached. If the light does not come on at all, then this may be a sign of a faulty thermostat an indication that it may need to be replaced.
You can get your Zanussi thermostat replaced in no time, thanks to our collection of high-quality spare parts!
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Clock Not Working
As well as your clock not being set, your clock not working altogether can cause your Zanussi oven to not heat up. If you find that there is no power to any of your cooker’s circuits, be sure to check the fuse board and power supply before suspecting an issue with the cooker itself. If you both of these things are in full working order and your clock is still not working or is displaying a hand symbol meaning you are not able to set it properly, then this means your clock has unfortunately failed and will need to be replaced. You can browse our collection of Zanussi below.
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The final thing to check to find out why your Zanussi oven won’t heat up is its terminal block. The typical things to look out for that suggest an issue here include the clock not displaying or some parts of your cooker not working at all. If your terminal block is to blame, you can find it at the back of the appliance where there may be a number of circuits connected by links from the main power connection. Before checking anything, be sure to disconnect your cooker from the mains power supply. Now, you need to look for the following:
- If any connector or link is loose, which can result in heat and damage
- Signs of charrings
If you do find any of the above, then the terminal block of your Zanussi cooker will need to be replaced. You can find our collection of replacement Zanussi terminal blocks below.
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If you find that your Zanussi oven is not heating up the way it should, be sure to follow the above steps in order to diagnose and rectify the problem! Our collection of high-quality Zanussi spare parts will guarantee your cooker is back to its very best in no time at all – they even come with an incredible 180-day warranty, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting a part that is built to last!
For more information on our range of Zanussi spares or to speak to one of our cooker experts about why your Zanussi oven is not heating, then please do not hesitate to contact us.