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indesit fid20 mk2 bottom oven wasnt heating up fitted new

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indesit fid20 mk2 bottom oven wasn't heating up fitted new element still doesn't heat up no power light comes on ,oven light and fan do work taken top off oven removed 3 wires from thermostat turned power on set clock light still doesn't come on and element doesn't heat up any ideas
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  KevinWhiteJA replied 3 years ago.

KevinWhiteJA :

Hi, welcome to Just answer

KevinWhiteJA :

How old is it ?

Customer:

not sure maybe 8 yearsold

KevinWhiteJA :

can you test the thermostat for continuity ?

Customer:

how do you do that

KevinWhiteJA :

with a multimeter

Customer:

don't have one

KevinWhiteJA :

ok

KevinWhiteJA :

were you able to turn the thermostat freely? was there any resistance ?

Customer:

if you mean the knob on the front yes

KevinWhiteJA :

OK

KevinWhiteJA :

so basically the power light is there but when you try to turn it on it won't heat and the power light goes off...the element won't even turn on and the fan will not even start...is that right ?

Customer:

when i turn it on the power light doesn't come on the fan does and internal oven light element doesn't heat up

KevinWhiteJA :

and when you turn the knob you can feel resistance...right ?

Customer:

it does't feel any different than it did before it stopped working

KevinWhiteJA :

ok..the problem seems to be with the timer control or the thermostat itself that is bad and needs replacement

KevinWhiteJA :

the element seems to be fine

KevinWhiteJA :

also inspect the wiring harness from the control

KevinWhiteJA :

oven light and fan works so probably the timer control seems to be fine

KevinWhiteJA :

as you have removed the thermostat you can just connect its three wires together, plug it back in and try to run the oven...if it works then replace the thermostat

KevinWhiteJA :

or you can take a multimeter from someone and test the thermostat for continuity

Customer:

my son is a trainee electrician he tested the power to the element there wasn't any even though it's not connected to the thermostat .what do you mean connect three wires together do you mean tapping the three together?

KevinWhiteJA :

Yes, that is right however..as there is no power then it is the timer control that should be replaced...this will cost you around £65

Customer:

where is the timer control

KevinWhiteJA :

Check this Image this is the part I am talking about

KevinWhiteJA :

after you pull the top off you can see this part

Customer:

ok the bit with time and timer settings if this is faulty why would top oven still work

KevinWhiteJA :

well that was the reason I told you earlier to check the thermostat(s) for continuity...anyways as you think I am not helping so I will opt out and open this to all ... so that someone else is able to help you

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Expert:  adamd-mod replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.

Hiya,

To make sure I'm reading things right, I need you to test from original.

 

Refit the wires to the thermostat and reassemble the machine.

 

When you try using it, does the temperature light on the front come on?

 

The fan runs and the light inside the oven works?

Thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

sorry i've not got back to you i've been at work all day i'm gong out soon i can't do anything with the oven at the moment anyway because i'm trying to cook dinner in the top oven.but to let you know when i turn oven on the power light doesn't come on the fan and interior oven light do come on as far as i can see no power gets to the element with or without the thermostat being wired in i have replaced the element with a new one.i'm coming to the point whether its easier to buy a new oven as it doesn't seem to be straight forward to mend

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
The most likely cause of the fault you have is the thermostat has failed.

When it works, it's basically a thermal switch that makes and breaks a connection through it.

When you disconnect the wiring, it's basically the same as it being off.

Once you obtain and fit a new thermostat, the fault should be sorted out.

If you have a multimeter, you can test the thermostat.

Turn the power off to the appliance.
Disconnect the wires from the thermostat.
Turn the thermostat on and test across the contacts for continuity.
If no continuity, your thermostat has failed.

Check it out, see how it goes and get back to me if you need more help.

Hope this helps
Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thanks i'll order a thermostat and see if it solves the problem i'll let you know

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
Thanks for that.

Good luck with it.
Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


hi sorry its take so long got and fitted new thermostat it all works fine now thanks for your help

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
You're very welcome.
Good luck with the appliance.

Thanks