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If the thermostat on my electric oven fails would this stop

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if the thermostat on my electric oven fails would this stop the oven from turning on?
JA: What's the brand and model of your oven? How old is it?
Customer: Its a lainox combi oven
JA: How long has this been going on with your oven? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just happened at the weekend. looked at internal fuse
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no thing else I can say. but the is power going to the oven
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tim JA replied 22 days ago.

Good evening, and welcome to the Technical section in JustAnswer, an independent paid question and answer platform that matches customers' questions to experts in various skills. My name is ***** ***** I'll be happy to help you today.

The short answer is "yes" - the thermostat is crucial to providing power to the heating element.

However, I would suspect the element too - they have a shorter lifespan than thermostats.

If this doesn't answer your question, please come back to me.


There's no time pressure on this topic - it will stay open to you for many days, and you can reply at any time. I will be away from my desk sometimes, but will respond as soon as I can.

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
Thankyou for quick response
Would failure of thermostat control shut off even electric to internal light?
Expert:  Tim JA replied 22 days ago.

Not usually - in most products the light is independent of the thermostat. In some it comes on when you open the door. There are various designs out there.

Expert:  Tim JA replied 22 days ago.

Bear in mind that the lamp might simply have blown.