Common Electric Hob Problems & Faults

Common Electric Hob Problems & Faults

There are many reasons why your electric hob might not be working properly. Here, we're going to walk you through some of the most common electric hob problems and faults to help you identify the possible cause of any issues. This is a basic guide and we would always recommend hiring a professional to carry out any in-depth works. Below is a list of the most common problems that can occur on an electric hob to help identify what may be wrong.

Oven circuit breaker keeps tripping

If your oven keeps tripping the main electricity, there are two possible causes. If there are too many appliances on the same circuit, they could be overloading it. To find out if this is the case, switch off all appliances and reset the circuit breaker in your fuse box. Turn the hob on now and it shouldn't trip.

If it still does, there could be an issue with the circuit breaker or damage in the wire insulation. The other option is that the plug is damaged and causing the system to trip. You can open the plug and check for loose connections and dirt. If the plug still doesn't work, we'd recommend seeking professional help.

Cooking plates don't heat up

One of the most common issues when using an electric hob is that the cooking plates stop working properly. This could be down to the heating element, which may have shorted, burned out, or become broken. The element will need to be taken apart to see any signs of burns, distortions, or breaks but, ultimately, will need to be replaced.

Hotplate temperature won't change

If you chance the heat setting but the temperature of the electric hob remains the same, you've likely got a problem with the thermostat. If there's a connection issue, the thermostat will need to be replaced. We offer a wide range of guides to help you identify common faults for most kitchen appliances, including gas ovens, induction hobs, fridges, and tumble dryers.

To ensure your electric hob is repaired correctly and safely we always recommend contacting a professional. Why not get a repair quote from Home Appliance Care to arrange a visit from one of our team of fully trained engineers or call us on 0844 248 4591 to arrange an appointment today?