Broken oven

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    Can anyone help me test my oven. I think its the element but not exactly sure what sort of reading i should get. Also noting some discolouration/burning to the insulation. The oven turns on but does not heat.
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    Is it a fan oven?
     
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    do a continuity test by putting a test probe on either side of the element connectors and if the element is broken you will not get a buzz on your tester Please please make sure it is turned of at the mains before testing
     
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    If its an AEG/Electrolux fan oven like mine the elements are rubbish even the proper ones don't last much longer than about 2 years of modest use. The pattern ones even less so, and the call out people fit those as I initially found out to my cost. However I have now found out they are fairly easy to fix if a little awkward.
    Last time I bought a proper AEG one from this supplier
    https://www.elementman.co.uk
    There may be cheaper out there but I would certainly not buy a pattern one again.
     
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    Are you looking at the right element, the top picture is the grill. Normally there is a circular one around the fan with terminals quite close to each other (looks like they come through the pressing on the middle picture). On mine (aeg) it is behind a plate inside the oven, in that case it was cracked and obviously gone.
     
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    Thank-you for the replies everyone. Great to be able to ask on here. It is a fan oven and just realised there is a round element as well. I find it weird thatch elementsaare not working at the same time. I have a fiver multimeter and I don't think it beeps. I tried to test the grill element and as far as I remember it was OK but advice on doing it correctly is most welcome.
    the fan and display both work.
     
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    Display as in clock/timer? If the clock breaks on my range the oven won't work...
     
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    I suggest you have look on Youtube. You might find your oven in there in some sort of how-to. My main oven has a circular element which is positioned round the fan. I simply remove a cover at the inside back of the oven and can then access the element which is held in place with clamps and uses electrical spade connectors. I have tried testing for duff elements with a multimeter and didn't have much success.
     
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    We did this ourselves a couple of months ago following this video he suggests taking a picture with your phone before you take the connectors off which i did.

    Other videos show you can remove it from the front but we had to do ours as in the video as it was screwed in front and back. (ours is not a Beko but the element was almost identical)


     
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    I realised after opening up i had not re connected the grill element and it seems to work now. I have taken the round one out and its failed a continuity test so looking for a new one. I have no idea what wattage it is though. Seen 2400 and 1800. @Chippy_Tea Do you remember what your part was? Mine is an unbranded sub 200 heap of crap so cant search via brand.
    I think this is the size http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-5...0001&campid=5338413729&icep_item=121397293377
     
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    If you can't identify your oven manufacturer which means you can't identify the proper element, the principal things that matter are
    - the wattage
    - the i.d. of the element ring so it clears the fan
    - the diameter and position of the element clamps
    - the position of the screws that hold the element plate in place
    If you install too high wattage and your oven is not designed for it you might burn out other stuff. Too low and you wont heat your oven properly.
    There are lots of element rings out there. They all look the same, they may be the same. But they may not.
    And avoid cheap they fail early in my experience.
     
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    Beercat we knew the make and model so we had no problem getting the right one as you are going to have to take the oven out to fix it you may as well have a look at the back and see if there is any info on the oven rear casing. if you cannot find the model etc I would take Terry's advice and steer clear of a DIY job,
     
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    The oven is 2560w max so reckon it's a 2400w.
     
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    Hi Beercat you usually find that your oven is a branded one with a different name on it. Search the net with your oven make if it has one and generally a equivalent make may come up if not take it to a domestic supplier they will be able to match it with a equivalent one. Mine was a 2400 and is a hotpoint.
     
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    Found the right part for £10.65 delivered. I did a resistance test on the element and it was faulty despite looking ok.
     
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    I hope you treated yourself to something while shopping.
     
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    Mine looked a bit like this but had burned out on the other side of the loop.


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    An oven ready meal perhaps athumb..
     
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    Something to check early on the day you are going to do the job is the size of the nuts that hold the element in place mine were tiny (i think 6mm) and awkward to gain access to (similar to the one below) i had a spanner that fit but imagine a lot of people wont.




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    Thanks Chippy Its already been repaired under guarantee and of course its now only held on with one screw!
     

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