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Zanussi ZBF360X... | Answered on Dec 25, 2015

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Oven comes on and off intermittently or heats very little:

If the timer feature is activating and you have not touched the timer button at all, this would have to be a failed Electronic Oven Control. The timer button is either shorting at times or closing on its own from heat or moisture. The Electronic Oven Control would need to be replaced to repair the problem.

Or Why does it take the oven so long to bake?
When the food is taking way too long to bake, it's probably a weak bake ignitor. Replacing the ignitor usually fixes this problem, but you probably want to verify that the ignitor is the problem before replacing it.

Sometimes the oven thermostat or oven sensor can be calibrated wrong, or it may be faulty. If your particular range has an oven that uses an electronic thermostat, and the oven temperature is off by tens of degrees, you probably have to replace it.
On most units that have a mechanical thermostat, you can actually remove the thermostat knob, and adjust the knob to more accurately represent the actual setting of the thermostat. On many models, there's a screw on the back of the knob with a small calibration plate or ring. You can loosen this screw and adjust the calibration plate. Remember to tighten the screw again. If yours isn't adjustable, and the temperature is off by a large amount, you should just replace the thermostat.

Or Oven safety valve needs to be checked with multi meter ohms / voltage

ALSO Test the Burner Heating Element
The stove's burner heating element is a coil of metal sheathed in an insulator. Electrical current travels through the element. Resistance to the passing of electrical current causes the element to heat up. A precise temperature cannot be set for a burner, instead it is turned on and off repeatedly by the control to the achieve an average temperature. When it is set to a low temperature, the element is cycled on and off more frequently. For high temperatures, the heating element is energized longer with fewer on and off cycles. Some burners have two elements, with the second only being used only for high heat settings.
Before testing the heating element, unplug the appliance or shut off the power at thefuseboxorbreaker panelto avoid an electrical shock hazard.
When a burner does not heat at all, or only heats up to a lower than expected temperature, the problem is likely to be with the heating element, the temperature control switch, or the wiring. If it only heats at the highest temperature, the problem is with the control or an electrical short, not the burner. If the burner works only intermittently, the problem is likely in the wiring or connectors. To test the heating element, try the following steps.
First, disconnect the heating element from the stovetop. In most cases, this is done by lifting up the burner on the side opposite of the terminals (the part of the burner that disappears under the stovetop). Remove the decorative ring.
Inspect the style of connection. If the burner element has visible blades that fit into the receptacle block, pinch the block with one hand, and pull the heating element free with your other hand. If the terminal block clamps over the element, the housing must be removed and the burner wires disconnected. Unsnap the metal piece or remove the screw that secures the receptacle block and then disconnect the element.
Inspect the heating element. If you find bubbles, warping, or damage to the insulation sheath, the burner must be replaced. If the terminals are dirty or corroded, this can cause poor temperature control, intermittent problems or complete failure to heat. Clean the terminals with steel wool or very fine sand paper to restore good conductivity.
Test theresistanceof the heating element using amulti meter. Set the multi meter to the ohms setting X1 and touch one probe to each of the terminals. A normal reading is typically somewhere between 20 and 120 ohms. The exact reading differs by manufacturer and mode. If the meter reads infinite resistance or the other extreme of the scale, zero resistance, then the element is damaged and should be replaced. If the measured resistance differs significantly from the expected range, the element is probably bad, but if possible, determine from the manufacturer what the actual resistance should be.
To test for a grounded or shorted element, touch one probe to the surface of the burner and the other probe to each terminal in turn. If you get continuity at any time, the heating element is defective and should be replaced.

Zanussi ZBF360X... | Answered on Apr 29, 2015

it sounds like a temp sensor, or thermostat...both are easy to change.

Zanussi ZBF360X... | Answered on May 23, 2014

This tutorial will show you how to check your Zanussi element and how to replace your Zanussi 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 Zanussi manual.
  2. If you're 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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Zanussi ZBF360X... | Answered on Mar 05, 2014

more info please, is it your grill of fan oven etc ?

Zanussi ZBF360X... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013

If your electric oven is taking too long to heat or just not heating up right,then check out this tip that will give more detail about your problem.

Oven Problems Electric Oven is Heating Slowly or Poorly


Zanussi ZBF360X... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011

Hello Ivor,

I assume you're referring to the small neon mains indicator on the fascia panel rather than the internal light in the oven. To replace this, you have to pull the oven forward to gain access to the rear of the control panel from above.

The wiring at the rear of the control panel is live even when the oven is switched off. Please switch off the oven at the wall and/or the 30amp fuse in your consumer unit before attempting any service or repair on your oven.

1. Remove the four retaining screws ringed in red in the diagram below. These are only visible with the door open. Pull the oven forward about 8-10 inches. The oven is front-heavy due to the weight of the glass door and has a tendency to topple forwards, so either remove the door (lock the hinges and lift it out) or place something under the front of the oven to support it.

2. Unscrew the coloured lens for the mains indicator light on the fascia panel. This is difficult to grip and a bit tricky to remove, but unscrews anti-clockwise. You can now pull the main body of the indicator light through to the rear. You may need to wiggle it around a little to get it through the hole in the oven panel.

3. Disconnect the 2 wires from the terminals on the indicator light. Attach the wires to the new light, feed it back through the hole and hold it steady at the back while you screw the lens on at the front.

4. Push the oven back in, insert the four retaining screws and tighten them fully.

If you can't see the switches and wiring immediately when pulling the oven forward, there will be a removable access panel covering the front portion of the top of the oven. This either unclips or has a couple of retaining screws - I can't remember which on this model, but it will be obvious once you pull the oven forward.

Hope this helps. If you get stuck or need further assistance, please let me know by clicking on "Add a Comment" below your question.


Zanussi ZBF360X... | Answered on Mar 23, 2011

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