Prima oven not heating up

by / Thursday, 17 December 2015 / Published in Cooker & Oven, Fan Oven Elements

This video will show you how to replace a fan oven element on a Prima cooker it the same proseses

This tutorial can be used on Prima ovens with model numbers.
It will show you how to diagnose the fault and how to replace a fan oven element.


Your Prima fan oven that has stopped heating up is one of the most common problems that oven repair & cooker repair engineers are called to. The problem in most cases is simply a faulty fan oven element. To call out the manufacture (Prima) to replace an oven element is going to cost you in the region of £75 – £125.

Here are the 3 main faults to look for in your oven or cooker that is not heating

If your 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.

When you turn the oven on the household electrical supply trips on the Rcd (this is the earth trip in the fuse board) your fan oven element has gone to earth and needs replacing.

Your oven will not work until the clock/timer has been re-set after replacing an oven element consult manual.

Note that in some cases the fan oven element fails and it will trip the consumer unit’s rcd (this is the earth trip in the fuse board). If so then it needs to be re-set, but if every time you turn the fan oven on it keeps tripping then this could be a faulty element that has gone to earth.

The following symptoms should be apparent when testing your Prima oven or cooker:

  • Make sure your timer is not on auto.
  • Check to see if Fan oven is not heating up,
  • Check to see if fan in the oven is working fine,
  • Check to see if thermostat light is on.
  • On removal of the Fan Oven Element (see below) there may be visual signs of burning, blowing, or splitting but not in all cases. Is no sign of damage you will have to test with a meter.

Our video instructions will show you exactly how to replace a Prima ovens oven element yourself, and save you lots of money!

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3 Responses to “Prima oven not heating up”

  1. roy_mccormackmail says : Reply

    Model no PRDO 202. Top oven has no power what could be the problem?

  2. gavin says : Reply

    i have prima lpr 9028 top oven working fine, bottom oven not working – no light, no fan, no temp – when i move bottom oven switch temp indicator is highlighted but can’t find out why in manual or any trouble shooting.
    please any ideas?

  3. Anna Zimmerman says : Reply

    I have a Prima oven, which is just over 2 years old. It has only had light usage. A few days ago I put the oven on, but there was an overpowering smell of chemicals, as if something toxic was being heated up, so I immediately turned it off. Nothing strange had been placed in the oven, so I don’t really understand why it happened. I would appreciate some advice. Thank you very much in advance for your kind attention.

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