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How to fix a Hotpoint fan oven that trips the circuit breaker or has no heat

In this video I dismantle, diagnose and fix a Hotpoint fan oven that was tripping out the earth leakage circuit breaker. It was the heater element which is easy and cheap to replace.

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Can you diagnose the fault & advise me how to fix my hotpoint electric cooker please?


This video shows how to test and replace the faulty heater element on the fan oven on a Hotpoint double oven.

Sep 26, 2015 | Hotpoint Ovens

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I have a eurolec double built under oven. When I turn the bottom oven on the rcd at the house consumer unit pops. The top oven works fine...


The elements in ovens consist of an outer earthed metal tube and an inner resistive element that is insulated from the outer tube by what is effectively a compressed ceramic insulating powder. If the element is not used for a while, enough atmospheric moisture, (or from spills, etc), can penetrate the insulation to cause enough earth leakage to trip the RCD. If the RCD is tripping at the correct level, (They can get too sensitive - see this article here:
Diagnosing RCD earth leakage breaker nuisance trips), then the only long term solution is to replace the element, although they can sometimes be dried out by heating them.

Aug 11, 2014 | Ovens

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I have a belling b160f cooker, which blows a fuse after an hour of operation, I suspect the cooling fan? This is assuming the cooling fan kicks in when it gets too hot? I have checked the elements for the grill & main oven (all buzzed out ok; insulation, continuity & earth leakage). I have checked the oven fan motor and the cooling fan for for insulation, continuity & earth leakage and they are ok for that but I get a less than anticipated resistance reading for the cooling fan motor resistance of 1.3 kilo-Ohms and by my calculation, it should be around 4.6 kilo-Ohms. Am I correct in my assumptions or barking up the wrong tree? Thank you for your help.


Put an AC Amp meter (preferably a logging type) on to the unit for when using it. See if it exceeds that of the circuit breaker or fuse. Most of these appliances pull about the maximum allowable load from the mains supply. If the Amps never exceeded the rating of the breaker or fuse, this means the problem is with the electrical panel.

I have seen a defective heating element in appliances cause the tripping of a circuit breaker in the electrical panel. With age the element becomes a little lower in resistance at times, and thus is drawing slightly too much current. Replacing the element fixed it.

Apr 02, 2017 | Belling Ovens

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zanussi oven not heating


The fan element was not working, bought one on ebay replaced it works ok now. Fairly easy to fix remove inside back cover, 4 screws, you will see the element remove 3 screws pull out element pull off 2 connectors careful not to lose the wires back through the holes. replace in reverse order.

Jul 12, 2008 | Zanussi ZHQ575 Electric Double Oven

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SMEG Oven won't heat up


This is late response but this fault is your fan element. You have two of them, if heating slower than usual, it is only one that has failed. When replacing one, it is recommended the other one be replaced. Tripping the circuit breaker is the symptom. These elements 2100 Watt each are anywhere between $70 to $110.
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Dec 10, 2007 | Ovens

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