Common Range Cooker Problems
As a range cooker can be a significant investment, especially at the higher ends of the spectrum - it can be highly frustrating when things go wrong. Because your range cooker likely combines a number of elements from cookers and ovens together - there are different issues that may be due to the oven or cooker area. The hobs or burners on top of the range cooker may also be causing issues - so we have separated out different questions for each area of your range cooker as well as general range cooker problems and how to fix them. It’s important to bear in mind that a number of issues will require professional repairs. Any work that is carried out on a gas appliance for example should be executed by a registered gas-safe engineer. Electric should still be approached with extreme caution.
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Range Cooker & Oven Issues
There may be general problems range cooker issues that affect the unit completely and that are associated with specific areas of the cooker or oven elements. The most common questions have been answered below:
The main Oven in Range Cooker is Not Working
Most cookers feature a thermostat that is located centrally above the oven cavity itself. This regulates exterior temperatures and if this is triggered - the oven will automatically stop because of safety reasons. If the thermostat becomes broken then this can cause a serious safety risk. A common reason why a cooker is not working is the thermostat is tripping prematurely or an issue is causing it to trip due to overheating.
There could be electrical issues as well such as faulty power sockets, loose connections and voltage surges. We highly recommend that you speak to a qualified repairman for the above issues. You can replace a thermostat yourself whilst the oven is off and unplugged but again if you are unsure - seek professional guidance.
The Range Cooker’s Doors Won’t Open Correctly
Repeated use of the range cooker’s doors over time can cause the doors to stop operating and working correctly. Latches may not be properly aligned or the latch has become closed over time. Check the latch for visible damage or burn marks and if this is the case - you will likely need a replacement. Defects in the door gaskets or the gasket seals are a common issue across many appliance doors and range cookers are no exception. You can carry out visual checks of the gaskets and gasket seals to determine whether they need a replacement.
Extreme damage to any of the areas that hold the door to the appliance itself can result in the door falling off altogether. Most of the damage noted above is more simple than other issues on the list so it could be possible to carry out the repairs yourself. If you aren’t so adept with a screwdriver - we recommend getting a handyman to take a look or an appliance specialist repairman.
Your Burner Won’t Light on the Stove
Gas is an area in which you will need to approach with some caution as discussed. However, there are a number of common issues with gas burners in which you may be able to solve the issue quickly. Debris often tends to build up underneath gas burners, so the first thing to try is by cleaning them out with toothpicks or compressed air. Clean out every aspect and then try and turn on the burner again. Check the wiring to the control module - if it’s loose - tighten it. Call a gas-safe engineer if the stove still does not light after this as there may be an issue with the gas line.
Electric burners require electricity to pass to them in order to heat up. Sometimes the burners can break so you should immediately switch to a working burner to see if there is an element issue - if it works then replace the broken burner. If it doesn’t work, the socket or switch may be damaged. Check for visible damage to the socket - if the socket is fine the switch will likely need replacing. If none of these fixes the issue - get in touch with a professional repair worker.
The Interior Light is Not Working Correctly
Luckily an often simple fix - fixing an interior light is the same as replacing a light bulb. Purchase a replacement lightbulb for the range cooker, turn off the cooker and unplug from the mains and then carry out the light bulb replacement. Pull the old bulb straight out and add the new one in using a dry cloth to cover your hand.
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