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We have a 15 year old 110cm gas range cooker with one oven

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Hi, we have a 15 year old 110cm gas range cooker with one oven not working & the oven door seals coming off so figured it's time to replace it! However the two cookers we have seen that we like have electric ovens & require 32 amps. The current cooker only uses electricity for oven lights & an electric warming plate. It's supplied by a 6mm cable and the circuit breaker has "B16 61/B16" which I take to mean 16amps. Can the circuit breaker be replaced with a B32 circuit breaker and the existing wiring used or would the current wiring also have to be replaced with thicker cables. As we believe the current wiring may runs under a concrete & tile floor I don't see that as an affordable option! Thanks, Vince & Gill
JA: What's the brand and model of your range?
Customer: Currently it's a Leisure Classic 110. We today saw a
JA: How long has this been going on with your range? What have you tried so far?
Customer: LEISURE Cuisinemaster CS100F520X
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/cooking/cookers/leisure-cuisinemaster-cs100f520x-dual-fuel-range-cooker-stainless-steel-10166450-pdt.html
and a
RANGEMASTER Nexus NEX110DFFSL/C
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/cooking/cookers/rangemaster-nexus-110-dual-fuel-range-cooker-stainless-steel-chrome-10116415-pdt.html
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: One of the current cooker's oven's stopped working about a week ago - it will only produce enough gas heating to warm rather than cook food. The seals have been getting worse on both ovens over about 6 months.
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
we are still awaiting a reply
Expert:  Tim Cooke replied 12 days ago.

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When the expected load is 32 Amps, the breaker rating should be 40 Amps. Assuming that there are no grouping or ambient temperature corrective factors to be applied, the cable needs to be rated above 40 Amps. The best cable to use in these circumstances is 10mm^2.