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Hi - Ive got a Belling Classic 900E. It has two ovens. When

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Hi - I've got a Belling Classic 900E. It has two ovens. When I turn the dial to turn one of the ovens on, the indicator lights on the control panel of both ovens light up, but the oven itself does not come on and the fan does not come on. I have checked the elements and oven lights of both ovens and they seem fine. Any idea what is wrong and what I need to do to fix it? Thanks.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 2 years ago.

Andrew Smith : Does the oven have a timer?
Andrew Smith : Is it the left or right oven not working?
JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

Yes - it has a timer, but the timer isn't on at the moment.

Andrew Smith : Which oven is not working?
JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

Neither of the ovens is working. If I turn the dial on either oven, both oven indicator lights on the control panel light up, but neither of the two ovens work

Andrew Smith : and this has happened suddenly to both?
JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

Yes - it was working fine this morning, but now neither are working

Andrew Smith : ok, what is the display showing?
Andrew Smith : Is there an A top left?
JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

The display in the centre has the time on it and an icon of a dish with steam rising from it

JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

There is no A in the top left

Andrew Smith : Do the grills work?
JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

Grill works fine

JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

The grill is separate from the ovens

JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

Big oven on right, small oven on bottom left, grill on top left

Andrew Smith : It appears that the grill elements have failed - but I do not know why they would both fail at the same time?
Andrew Smith : *oven elements
JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

The grill is fine - do you mean the oven elements?

JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

I unscrewed the cover at the back of the ovens and looked at the oven elements and they seemed fine - at least to look at

Andrew Smith : Looking at the wiring diagram the only other way that this could have happened it that the shorting strips have disconnected from the mains connection at the rear
Andrew Smith : http://www.belling.co.uk/media/62513/08%2027499%2001%20Belling%20Elec%20Ranges.pdf
Andrew Smith : That is a link to the installation manual
JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

Is that something I can fix myself or do I need to get a qualified technician in?

JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

Thanks for the manual

Andrew Smith : Perhaps to be sure is to use a multimeter and confirm you have power to the elements before we try and work through this any further
JACUSTOMER-2nxfib5f- :

I don't have a multimeter to hand.

Andrew Smith : Ok, best to call an electrician who can confirm the problem with a multimeter - whether it is a problem with the appliance or the connection wiring

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