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Cooker not working?

As the winter months draw in, hot meals aren’t just a luxury, they’re a necessity! Should the worse happen and you find you can’t get your cooker working, and to save you from having to resort to instant-noodles (again!), the problem is probably easier to fix than you think.

More often than not, electric cookers need the digital timer to be set in order for you to use it normally. Your cooker should come with a handy instruction manual as part of your moving in pack. Turn to the section about setting the clock and set the time on your cooker. Hey presto! You should be able to use your cooker now.

Sometimes, as with all appliances, there can be something else wrong. Don’t worry, help is at hand. Simply give us a ring on 0191 383 0184 and we’ll send an engineer right out to get you back up and running. When you call, it’s helpful if you can have any details about the problem to hand, and what happened when the appliance stopped working.

You might also want to check the following:

  1. Check to see if the cooker power switch is turned to the “on” position. This is usually a big red switch in the kitchen area labelled “Cooker”.
  2. Keeping the cooker door closed, switch the oven on by selecting a temperature on the oven controls and wait five minutes. Some cookers aren’t fan-assisted so operate silently. After five minutes open the oven door. If it’s warming up, you probably don’t have a problem.
  3. If you’re cooking during the day (i.e. you don’t have any lights on), try switching on a light to make sure you have power to the house. If you don’t then call us to arrange an engineer visit.

Some obvious warnings:

  • Don’t try to fix any electrical problem yourself. It’s dangerous! No, seriously!
  • Don’t try to tamper with the electrical fuse box. Same reason.
  • When in doubt, always call us for assistance.