Cookers & Hobs Repair Assistance Our articles and how-to videos on hobs, ranges, ovens and stoves are designed to make your life easier. Learn to fix it yourself and save a few hassle with how-to videos on replacing popular spares like fan oven elements.
How to Change Cookers & Hobs Spare Parts?
Here is the most common Cookers & Hobs replacement parts replacement list:
- How to Change Oven Door Handle ?
- How to Replace Oven Commutator ?
- How to Replace Oven Electronic Board ?
- How to Replace Oven Timer ?
- How to Replace Oven Heater ?
- How to Replace Oven Thermostat ?
- How to Replace Oven Gasket ?
- How to Replace Oven Light ?
- How to Replace Oven Fan Motor ?
- How to Replace Oven Door Glass ?
- How to Reset Cookers & Hobs ?
Without a working oven fan, your oven is useless and unfortunately one of the most common problems with stove repair is that the fan no longer works. Hiring a furnace repair engineer can be extremely expensive, and extremely costly! We are here to show you how to replace your stove fan because the task is pretty simple once you know how. Our step-by-step guide will allow you to quickly and simply replace your hob fan with one of our replacement motors or fans and get your oven back up and running in no time!
Types of hobs
Now let’s take a quick look at some of the different types of hobs and the problems you’re most likely to experience.
Gas hobs provide an even distribution of heat immediately. They come in two types: Standing pilot and electric ignition. Common problems with both include gas cooker rings not igniting, in which case it’s probably caused by debris, either from food or fibres from your cleaning cloth. You will have to remove the burner cap and wipe the rings clean. Use a special cloth that is not going to leave fibres or lint behind.
Make sure you dry the rings and hob properly when you clean it because any remaining moisture could cause incessant clicking when you switch it on. If the clicking persists you might need to replace the switch under the relevant knob.
These hobs have gas burners mounted on top of ceramic glass, which adds to their style and makes them easier to clean. They take longer to provide heat but they are also more precise. Unfortunately, the spiffing ceramic glass is easily stained, so you will have to use a special cream-based hob cleaner. The glass can also be pock-marked or even cracked by hot oil splashing or sugar spills or when food boils over.
These hobs are very elegant and very easy to clean. They are electric hobs, so they have an extra element of safety if you have young children. They heat quickly and modern hobs come with touch controls. However, common problems include being cracked and broken by dropped lids or even pots and the surface is easily scratched. They are currently quite expensive to repair (if you don’t have an extended warranty) and you have to invest in special cleaners so you don’t damage the surface with anything abrasive. You may also have to buy new cookware because they don’t work with glass or copper-bottomed pots and pans.
Induction hobs are gaining in popularity because they are energy-efficient and cost-effective. The downside is that, like ceramic hobs, they require special posts and pans with ferrous metal bases. It’s ok if your hob makes low-level whirring noise because it’s just the induction fan working as it should. Note, however, that repairs can be expensive.
Electric hobs are usually the most affordable option. The most common problems are related to faulty switches and elements. The signs are difficulty regulating temperature, plates not switching on and tripping the electrics when you switch the hob on.