I have done nothing yet but I will in next couple of days. If cable has been damaged it will be easy to spot and replace but if the smoothing capacitor (or one forum mentions a varistor) is damaged so I can't read info off it do you have any info on replacement (code, values, where to purchase etc.)? There are some mouse droppings behind the cooker so they may be the culprits. I have not used this site before so will I be able to contact you or someone if I need more info?
I have checked the cabling and found dead mouse across contacts. Tested Live and Neutral and the were connected. The smoothing "capacitor" was split around edges, when I removed it the short disappeared. Obviously I need new "capacitor". Numbers on red disc were 275L20 0224. Looked on internet and found this on Farnell site;
Code V275LA20AP - LA VARISTOR SERIES (14 dia is same as mine). Do you agree that this is a suitable replacement?