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My Dietrich oven, the fan is coming on but not heating up,

Customer Question

My Dietrich oven, the fan is coming on but not heating up, it works on the conventional part of the oven but not when I put the fan oven on.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
When you try the fan oven, does the temperature indicator on the front come on?
Is it the fan inside the oven that runs?

Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes the temperature indicator comes on it is quite an old oven the model no is DOD 338 dont know if this helps. It is the fan inside the oven that is running.


 


 

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

Isolate the power to the appliance or disconnect it from the electrical supply

As the temperature light comes on and there is no heat, it suggests the fan element is at fault.

The method of changing will depend on the element fitted at the time of manufacture.

There are 2 types, one is held from the front by screws, the other is held from the rear by nuts.

If the interior light is on the rear panel, take the light glass off first.

Take the rear panel inside the oven out.

This will reveal the element and the fan.

Take the screws holding the element in place out.

Bring the element and the wiring into the oven cavity.

(Be careful not to pull the wires off as you manoeuvre the element into the cavity, if you do, you'll need to take the cooker out, rear panel off to be able to retrieve the wires. Don't try the machine if you have lost a wire, retrieve it first).

Swap the wiring on to the new element.
Fit the element in place and replace the cover.

Turn the power back on and set the clock.

Try the oven again.

If there are no screws holding the element in place, take the oven out and take the rear cover off.

You can now access the wiring and the nuts holding the element in place.

If the element tests ok, let me know.

Obviously, if you cannot do this work yourself, you'll need to call someone in to do it for you.

Hope this helps
Let me know how it goes or if you need more help
Thanks