30amp fuse went with a bang halfway thru cooking sunday lunch (stop laughing at the back!) fitted new ggenuiinne nef element from ebay for 20 quid!! That one just tripped fuse box switch (without popping the fuse).
Fitted supplied replacement this time heated up 20mins tripped again!
could thermostat be at fault,or is there any other likley causes ?or should I be more selective of my supplier.gratefull for any advice.
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tripping a circuit breaker indicates a dead short or insulation failure
not being able to move the main switch indicates that the contacts inside are burnt together
only option is to call an accredited electrician to test the circuits and rectify the fault
tell him to bring spare elements is case on e or both have burnt out
It is most likely that the oven heating element has failed which caused the house fuse to trip.
The replace the heating element will mean taking the back off the oven and removing the old heat element by undoing the fixing screws and the electrical connectors( normally this surrounds the fan assembly).
Fitting the new heat element should then be straight forward.
Remember to disconnect the power to the oven before removing the back.
Sounds like the element has internally shorted to earth and will have to be replaced by a qualified Techo. While this may have caused a fright...think how lucky you are that the Safety Switch was invented as a fail safe lifesaver!
Hi, there's definitely a electrical problem.
First, use the bottom oven only for about 15 minutes and check if it doesn't trip.
Second, use just the grill (top oven) for about 15 minutes and check if it doesn't trip.
The reason is sometimes grill elements are corroded and only trip after a few minutes.
Also, if both ovens work ok on their own, then it could be your fuse box not strong enough, or the isolator switch fuse be only 13amp. If your oven is more than 3Kw (check the label on the door for info) then you need a 30amp fuse to hold when both ovens are on.
A tripped breaker or blown fuse on an electric oven or cook-top, combined with an element that has stopped working, is usually a sign of a shorted, then blown (if the fuse or breaker no longer fail) element.
If you know how to use an ohmeter, you can pull the element, disconnect the wires from each end, then measure the resistance between each end of the element, and each element to the outer sheath.
A good element has just a few ohms of resistance between the wire connection points, and infinite resistance from the wire connection points to the outer sheath. Any readings other than that means the element is bad and need's to be replaced.