I need to replace the thermal cut out switch, as the oven is randomly turning off and on. Does anyone know how to raise the cooking surface/hob part of the range cooker? I have released the fascia, so the front of the hob now lifts up a little, but the back seems securely fixed with no signs of screws etc that will release it. Very grateful if anyone can post a reply.
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I believe there is a thermal fuse (also called a TCO or Thermal Cut-Out) located either on the back of the oven, or between the top of the oven and the cooktop that has opened up. Did this happen after running a self-clean cycle?
Did the oven get extremely hot? If so a thermal switch probably opened causing shut down. Some of these will reset when the temp drops to a normal range. Other thermal switches fail and must be replaced for repair. You may still have another problem of oven temp run away possibly caused by the electronic controller or maybe the oven temp probe.
The top cooling fan is not working which cools the electrics above the oven and the control panel at the front. It could be the fan is faulty , the pcb which controls it is faulty - inside back panel on right. There is also a resistor on the power to the fan which burns out. All easy do it yourself fixes if you are electrical competent.
Sounds like it could be the thermal cut out switch - I am having a similar problem. The switch is about £10 delivered from the Stoves spares dept. I can't work out how to open the top to change the switch though! Have you managed to solve the problem and can you add anything re opening the top?!
most common fault is the cooling fan is failing to come on, whreas the fan will be okay ( check windings with ohmn meter ) it will normally have a ceramic 10k resitor in series with the live which goes open circiut