Built-in ovens: Cooker spares Oven spares
Most ovens are electric although there are some gas models on the market. You can find single and double ovens with self-cleaning interiors and multi-function cooking. Find out here about the kind of problems built-in ovens face, how much it costs to repair them and where to go to buy spares.
Common oven problems
These are the most common problems we've found with range cookers.
- Oven not heating up
- Oven light
- Broken fan
Oven not heating up The most common problem with built-in ovens is the oven not heating up properly. This is caused by a faulty oven element or thermostat. A new element will cost between £30 and £90 and a thermostat will cost from £40 to £80.
Oven light Your problem is easily resolved if the oven bulb has blown. A new bulb will cost around £5, if you need a new lamp-holder that will cost between £30-60.
Broken fan A broken fan means the heat won’t circulate properly round the oven. Fans can develop faults due to a build-up of fat and food residue from cooking. A replacement fan motor will cost between £40 and £100.
Cost of repairing ovens
Repairing a large appliance like an oven will cost about £35 to £70 labour plus the spare part costs.
Spare parts from oven manufacturers
Oven manufacturer sites are a good place to get an idea about the costs of spare parts and you can buy the parts you need directly from some of them. It's worth checking out the alternatives, though, too (see 'Alternative oven spares suppliers', below).
If you need spare parts for your Bosch oven you'll be able to buy them directly from the Bosch site or over the phone. Entering your oven model number gives you a technical diagram of the product showing the available parts which are also listed. If you own a Bosch HBN53B550B double oven you'll be able to buy a heater element for £15, a new grill pan for £52 and a glass panel for the oven door for £56.
Whirlpool sells its spares through its authorised online spare parts dealer and you'll find the link on the Whirlpool site. You can also buy over the phone. For a Whirlpool AKP201 you can buy a new fan motor for £88, a grill pan handle is £14 and an oven shelf £11.
Zanussi use spares and repairs specialists Service Force to provide spare parts for its products. There are links to them on the Zanussi site and you can also order over the phone.
To find spares for your brand of oven, go to our contacts page and click the manufacturer link - this will take you to its spares department.
Alternative oven spares suppliers
Hiring a professional to do the work for you
Unless the job is simple and cosmetic, such as replacing new oven shelf, if you’ve got a gas oven make sure that any repairs are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. If the repair is for an electric oven, 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.
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