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I fitted an new element indesit fan oven when I switched

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I fitted an new element for an indesit fan oven when I switched on the cooker heard a loud bang reset the cooker circuit switched it on again and it is not working what has gone wrong
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
George-Allsorts :

Hello, my name is***** is the model of the appliance? Was it a two wire or a three wire element that you changed?

Kindly be patient whilst awaiting any responses from me as I'm not constantly available.

Customer:

it was an indesit model 29229 spec fdu201x it was a two wire

George-Allsorts :

What was the reason that you changed the element in the first instance?

Customer:

it was burnt out and did not work

George-Allsorts :

Did you check the element you took off the cooker?

Customer:

it was in two pieces

George-Allsorts :

OK.. From what area of the appliance did the "bang" originate, front or back?

Customer:

from the element

George-Allsorts :

From the new element that you had just bought?

Customer:

yes

George-Allsorts :

did you put the back on the cooker before you tried it?

Customer:

fitted the element then switched on the cooker loud bang

George-Allsorts :

OK... Then in this instance you will find most probably that either you were supplied with a short circuit (faulty) element (this you can test with a multi meter or insulation tester).. or, one of the cables has been nicked and the bare wire was touching earth

George-Allsorts :

Is the cooker now totally dead?

Customer:

no

George-Allsorts :

What is working?

Customer:

the hob and the other grill are still working

George-Allsorts :

Is the clock working?

Customer:

it stopped working then I reset it

George-Allsorts :

and is it switching to manual?

Customer:

what do you mean

George-Allsorts :

You have an Auto and a Manual setting on the clock

Customer:

yes there is

George-Allsorts :

Can you set it to manual?

Customer:

how do you do that

George-Allsorts :

Normally press the manual button until the clock no longer has the A displayed

Customer:

where is the manual button

George-Allsorts :

Do you not have a manual for the appliance.. They are in different places on each model

Customer:

don't think there is a manual button

George-Allsorts :

what buttons are on the clock?

George-Allsorts :

3 or 5

Customer:

six

George-Allsorts :

ok... describe the button images to me

Customer:

first one is a bell secondis a pot third is a pot with a line down it fourth is like a hand that's the auto fifth is a minus and sixth is a plus

George-Allsorts :

Press the fourth button

Customer:

im pressing it

George-Allsorts :

Has the clock gone from Auto to Manual?

Customer:

I think that's it working now

George-Allsorts :

Is the oven now working?

Customer:

element glowing red and fan now on

George-Allsorts :

The fault was probably that a wire touched earth..

The reason the oven would not swork is that the clock will not allow the main oven to work if it is set to Auto.. The clock has to be set to Manual.

Would you like a manual for the cooker?

Customer:

I think I have one somewhere

Customer:

so to get it back on to manual you just have to keep your finger on auto

George-Allsorts :

When the cooker loses power, you have to press button number four on your clock otherwise your oven will not work

Customer:

thank you very much

George-Allsorts :

You are very welcome

Customer:

will get back to my painting now

George-Allsorts :

Enjoy

Customer:

thanks George

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