Its not too uncommon for electric ovens to stop working, however in more instances than not, the fault doesnt mean that the oven is broken beyond repair! Common faults include blown elements and faulty thermostats, however its very rare that an electric oven cant be fixed in a short period of time, saving hundreds of pounds on the cost of a brand new appliance. In order to take a quick look at common issues experienced with electric cookers to enable you to assess whether or not youll be able to repair as opposed to replace, weve spoken with CookerCare who offer cooker repairs in London to get their opinion and insight into common faults!
1. Oven Isnt Heating Up But Turns On
If your oven turns on as normal but doesnt heat up, its almost certainly the case that the element needs replacing. Luckily, this is generally a simple and straightforward job and wont take a specialist repair engineer long at all. Youll also be pleased to know that its generally not a costly repair either and can often be done the same day. It is something which you can, in theory, replace yourself however take care! Its often easier and quicker to simply pay a specialist to carry out the repair!
2. Oven Has No Power
If your oven wont even turn on, its very likely that the fuse has blown! If your oven plugs in, check the fuse in the plug or if its wired into a circuit, double check the fuse box to ensure nothing has tripped. Youll often find that simply replacing the fuse or flicking the switch in your fusebox rectified the problem!
3. Oven Heats Up But Grill Doesnt
If the oven heats up but the grill doesnt, its probably the case that the grill element needs replacing. Oven and grill elements are independent to one another and one blowing generally doesnt mean that the other will be. As with a faulty oven element, its not a big or costly job to replace and calling in a specialist engineer will generally see your grill back up and running in no time at all.
At the end of the day, new appliances are costly and unless you really need to, you shouldnt be replacing them! A far more cost effective solution to getting your oven working again is to call in a specialist engineer and let them fix the problems for you, often in absolutely no time at all!