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George-Allsorts, Senior Appliance Technicial Manager
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My indesit free standing cooker has started tripping out the

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My indesit free standing cooker has started tripping out the house circuit rcd when we switch the electric oven on. Is this a fault with the oven itself?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
George-Allsorts :

, my name is ***** ***** I will assist you with your query... Please allow time to answer any questions as I am not always available to answer straight away.

Please can you tell me the model of the cooker... the model will be on a label surrounding the edge of the oven

JACUSTOMER-34c7y57w- :

George, there is a label there but it is very hard to make out the information/letters on it. We believe there is a KP or KS but as the cooker is over 10 years old the label has worn. I have done a little research and it is identical in design/look to the KP9F11SKGS. Wonder if this helps?

George-Allsorts :

OK.. that is a gas cooker with an electric oven ... is that correct?

George-Allsorts :

Does the electricity cut out immediately that the oven is turned on or does it take a few minutes befor this happens?

JACUSTOMER-34c7y57w- :

- yes its an electric oven. The power trips off immediately the switch is turned to the oven setting on the main dial

JACUSTOMER-34c7y57w- :

The hob is gas

George-Allsorts :

Ok.. are you any good with electrics?

George-Allsorts :

In other words... If I instructed you and you had some simple tools and a multimeter, do you think you are able to do a few tests to identify the part that is at fault?

JACUSTOMER-34c7y57w- :

Unfortunately I don't have a multimeter myself

George-Allsorts :

What happens if you turn the on the grill?

JACUSTOMER-34c7y57w- :

George - the grill switches on fine as does the oven light. It is only when you move the selection switch to any of the oven options that it trips the house.

George-Allsorts :

In this case, it is likely to be the bottom oven element.. It could still be the outer ring of the top element but the more common failure is the base element

George-Allsorts :

The base element is this part Indesit 1200w base oven heater element

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George-Allsorts :

If you need me to talk you through changing it then please feel free to ask..

If you need a local engineer to call then please ask and I'll find one ...

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JACUSTOMER-34c7y57w- :

ok thank you George - if you know of a decent local engineer able to look into it then we would appreciate any suggestions,

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Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
OK Jason... Please supply your postcode
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We are at RG40 3LD
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.

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