Ikea oven not heating, How to replace a grill & base element

by / Thursday, 20 May 2021 / Published in Cooker & Oven, Oven & Grill Elements

This video will show you how to replace Ikea oven elements in a single oven and also show you how to do a basic test.

If your Ikea oven is not heating at all, it may not be reaching the temperature. It may be burning the food at the top or at the bottom.  then there is a good chance that one of the elements may have gone open-circuit and have become faulty.

Common ikea oven faults

  • The Ikea oven will not turn on
    The first thing you need to check is that the oven timer is not on auto if it is, turn it on to manual.
  • No Heat in Ikea Oven
    If the fan is running and the thermostat light comes on but you get no heat (or just the thermostat light on in non-fan ovens and cookers) then the probability is that the fan element or oven elements have failed.
  • Electricity trips (Rcd) when I turn the oven on or grill
    This is normally an element that has gone to earth, This is a well-known fault with electric ovens, the insulation breaks down in the elements and tr ps the RCD , best way is to stick a meter on each element and check that they have not got earth leaks on them. But this can also be a wiring fault.
  • The Ikea grill element doesn't work
    This would usually indicate that the grill element is faulty. Check these: Grill element, Oven changeover switch, Overheat thermostat, Main oven thermostat, if used to regulate the grill temperature.
  • The Ikea oven fan is not working or spinning correctly (slow) or is noisy
    The fan motor may need to be replaced see video on this also the cooling fan motor can cause same problems.
  • The Ikea oven overheats and burns everything
    Normally this is a simple thermostat failure which would manifest itself as this symptom.
  • The oven or cooker cuts out after it's been on for a while
    This is an overheating problem which can be caused by the fan motor or main oven thermostat or a faulty safety thermostat that will be causing the problem. It can also be caused by a failure of the cooling fan, where fitted, but usually these go noisy before failing, Safety thermostats are used to prevent the oven or cooker overheating and will shut the oven down.

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