Built-in ovens: Cooker spares Hob spares
Find out here about the kind of problems gas, gas on glass and induction hobs face, how much it costs to repair them and where to go to buy spares.
Common hob problems
These are the most common problems we've found with hobs.
- Pan supports
Cost of repairing hobs
Repairing a large appliance like a hob will cost about £35 to £70 labour plus the spare part costs.
Ignition A faulty ignition will mean that your oven won’t start. It can be caused by a faulty ignition module or broken wiring. Replacing the ignition module will cost between £60 and £150.
Controls Faulty or broken controls will make it harder to set your hob accurately. Replacement knobs will cost from £5 to £30. Thermostats and selector switches are between £40 and £80. And if you need a new circuit board this will be between £60 and £150.
Pan supports New pan supports for a gas hob will cost between about £10 and £60.
Spare parts from hob manufacturers
Hob manufacturers' sites are a good place to start to find out the cost of spares. It's worth checking out the alternatives, though, too (see 'Alternative hob spares suppliers', below).
You can buy spares for AEG hobs directly from its site, but finding the part you need isn't easy. Rather than selecting your model from a list which then opens to reveal what parts are available, you need to search for your model of hob first which we found doesn't always provide the right result. We tried looking for spares for three hobs featured on the AEG site, the HK854400FB, HK764400FB and HK854220FB, and on each occasion the AEG spare parts shop didn't show any spares. So if you need spares for your AEG hob, it's probably best to call the company.
If you need spares for Baumatic hobs you'll need to call its spares department on 0123 543 7244.
If you need spare parts for your Bosch hob you'll be able to buy them directly from the Bosch site or over the phone. Entering your hob model number gives you a technical diagram of the product showing the available parts which are also listed.
To find spares for your brand of hob, go to our contacts page and click the manufacturer link - this will take you to its spares department.
Alternative hob spares suppliers
Hiring a professional to do the work for you
Unless the job is simple and cosmetic such as replacing a pan support, if you’ve got a gas hob make sure that any repairs are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. If the repair is for an electric hob, it will also be wise to hire a professional to do the work for you. Visit the Gas Safe Register site to find a Gas Safe-registered engineer and use Which? Local to find an electrician recommended by Which? members in your area.