Question about Ovens
I have lived in my hosuing associaition rented flat for nearly 4 years and in that time this has never happened before until last weekend when i was cooking dinner, the oven had been on for 15 mins when suddenly everything electric in the whole flat switched off, including bedroom t.v's, lights, telephone, cooker, everything! we then dicovered its when we press the red oven 'on' switch on the kitchen wall is when this happens. its now been happening everytime we switch the oven on but it doesnt trip straight away, the oven will work for the first 3mins-15 ins then everything will suddenly trip.
i rang my housing associaition for them to send out an electrician but they said they dont usually do that for cookers as its not their problem as its my oven, they will only come out if theres a problem with the electrics in the flat and if they do send one out and find out its due to a problem with my cooker then i will hve to pay £100 call out fee.
my bf's dad came round and cant see a problem with the cooker bu said it could be an element gone.
im puzzled as i bought the oven brand new 3 years ago from comet, its a tricity bendix se211x electric cooker with built in grill and the 4 rings on the top, and its only used once or twice a week.
shall i keep the appointment with the electrician for tomorrow (if its the electrics, not my oven thats the problem) or shall i buy a new oven?
The symptoms you describe are a classic example of an oven element heating up, and as it gets hotter, the insulation is breaking down, thereby causing the earth leakage trip to operate.
To confirm this , switch on the oven, and turn all 4 rings on the top to full heat, 2 at a time, let them stay on for at least 10-15 mins, and if it does not trip, then you can be pretty sure it is the oven element(s) that is the problem
It is not likely to be the wall switch, as if it were faulty, i would expect the trip to go right away.
If you want to check further, then turn on the oven again and see if it trips, if it does ,then it is definately the oven element(s) that is the problem.
If it is a fan assisted oven , the element is at the rear of the oven, and possibly one under the base ot the oven. If it is a conventional convection oven, then there is an element at each side of the oven, even if one is faulty, replace both.
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Posted on Jan 08, 2009
My Tricity Bendix (CSE551SV) oven blew my fuse in fuse box I replaced it now the main oven is not working. The fan and light are wroking but there is no heat coming from the oven. My top oven and grill and hob still work.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
H iyou can get the electrics cheched that will rule that out but it sounds like a short on the oven it could well be the element in the oven which you should be able to replace as its only 3 years old
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
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