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Common Electric Oven Faults

No power to oven

If your oven won’t heat at all, the most likely problem is a blown fuse. All ovens should have a separate fuse and there should be a separate switch near the oven to turn it off in an emergency.

Oven has power but does not heat up

This is the most common cause of the oven not heating up. The light and fan inside the oven come on, but the element inside the oven will not become hot because is broken. Often, if the heating element has burned out, it will be visibly damaged.
The heating element can be removed and replaced by a trained engineer only.

Oven cuts out after it has been on for a while

If your oven has been cutting out in the middle of cooking this could be due to a faulty thermostat or cooling fan.

The thermostat is responsible for regulating the temperature of the oven. A faulty thermostat can cause a thermal overload. The thermal overload protection will shut down the oven and force a cool down period.

The problem can also be caused by a failure of the cooling fan as well. If that fan is not working then the whole oven will over-heat and cut out.

You will need to consult a repair engineer to figure out which it is.

Oven smells bad

Most foods that are baked in an oven will contain fat and the main source of the smell is the fat which will spit during cooking. When this happens, you may not realize it at first, but the stray grease will begin to burn and cause bad odours.