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Smeg main oven failure

Hi, I have a problem with a Smeg A2-5 6 burner/dual oven. Everything works fine but the main oven does not work. The oven "on" light comes on and the fan works fine but no heat. The grill and all other functions work fine. I assume that the element has failed (albeit only after 16 months of very low use!). However I have looked at the element and can see no splits, bulges or burnouts so could it be something else? One thing I have noticed with this oven is the lack of heat control as 50 degrees appears to be exactly the same as 200! I put that down to it being a rubbish product as it's been like this for a long time. Additionally it looks like those clever(!?) people at Smeg have made this oven so that the element is undone from the back as I cannot see any screw heads (flat or cross head) from the front of the oven. Would you know if this is, in fact, the case with this model? Cheers, Phil

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  • Phil Waters Apr 01, 2007

    Thanks tresilla.

  • Phil Waters Apr 10, 2007

    Hi,

    Always good to report back so this is to let you know it was, indeed, the element. Replaced it myself and all now works.

    Thanks Tresilla!

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This tutorial will show you how to check your Smeg element and how to replace your Smeg cooker element.
Here are the 3 main faults to look for in your oven or cooker that is not heating

  1. Your oven will not work until the clock/timer has been re-set after replacing an oven element or tripping the electrical supply. Consult your Smeg manual.
  2. If your Oven is not getting hot or heating up it could be a faulty element, if the fan in the oven is running and the thermostat light is on, this will lead us to believe that the element has gone faulty. With grills the thermostat light should come on there should be heat, if not then this could be the grill element or the thermostat.
  3. When you turn the oven on, the household electrical supply trips on the Rcd (this is the earth trip in the fuse board sometimes called the breaker tripping) your fan oven element has gone to earth and needs replacing.
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Problem is almost certainly the circular element. these sometimes fail with obvious damage but not always. check continuity across the element to be sure. you are right about element fixing. there is no reason why the design should'nt allow removal from the front as many do but i suppose the guys who make these things don't have to fix them.

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