Common Faults

These articles are a basic guide to some of the most common kitchen appliance faults and the possible causes however we would not advise that you carry out any repair work yourself so to ensure your kitchen appliance is repaired correctly and safely, why not use our online booking service to arrange a visit from one of our fully trained engineers to carry out the repair for you.

Common Electric Oven Faults

Common Electric Oven Faults


Whilst we would always recommend that you book one of our fully trained engineers to carry out a repair on your electric oven, below is a list of the most common problems that may occur on an electric oven, to help you identify the root of the problem. Home Appliance Care are an approved repairer of Stoves, Belling, New World and Lamona.


No power to oven

If the appliance is on a 13amp socket & plug, the fuse may have blown. If it is on a 30amp mains power supply, the electricity supply may have been interrupted so check the main fuse board in the house. If the appliance has a digital timer, it may be stuck in automatic. Follow this link for information on how to reset a digital timer.


Main oven has power but doesn’t heat up

If the oven fan and light come on but the element won’t heat up then the oven element requires replacing. In some cases, this may also be linked to a faulty thermal fuse or thermal switch.


Grill has power but doesn’t heat up

If the light comes on but the element won’t heat up then the grill element requires replacing.


Oven cuts out

Thermal switch is usually required, however also check the cooling fan.


Oven burns food

If an oven is cooking at a high temperature and is unable to be turned down, the thermostat requires replacing.


Units adjacent to oven are burning

This is generally a result of heat escaping due to a faulty door seal which should be replaced every few years. If the appliance is new, check it has been installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions regarding clearance gaps between the appliance and the unit, as scorching can occur if it is too close.


Control knobs and door are getting too hot

This is common in appliances without a cooling fan as a cooling fan blows cool air out from the top of the appliance cooling the doors and control knobs even after switching off the appliance. Where these is no cooling fan available, some appliances can almost feel too hot to touch however, most cases in the past have been found to conform to BSI safety standards which can be found in this link.


Oven door won’t close properly or has fallen off

Hinges may have broken or become misaligned. Also, old door seals can perish and become loose causing an obstruction - in this case, the door seal needs to be replaced.


Still not sure? Why not use our online booking service to arrange for one of our fully trained engineers to carry out the repair for you. Or call us on 0844 248 4591 to arrange an appointment today.

Ovens we service include:

  • Stoves
  • Belling
  • New World
  • Lamona