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How to Replace a Cooker Ring Regulator Published 24/05/2016

Some electric cookers control the power to the rings and the grill element with a regulator. Here Mat shows how simple it can be to replace if this part fails.

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Video Transcript

Hi I'm Mat from eSpares, in this video I'll be showing you how to change a cooker ring regulator on an electric cooker.

If your regulator has failed it may heat on full power or not heat at all so you need to replace it.

Safety first: Always unplug an appliance before carrying out any work.

The next thing I need to do is to remove the top of the appliance by undoing these four screws that hold it in place.

Having carefully removed the screws I also have to remove the rivets on this particular model so I can lift the hob top off.

You can use long nails or you can grab a box cutter. If you have one of these on your model then really carefully just ease it between the hob top and the rivet itself.

Once you have a big enough gap you can get a less sharp object in between and then ease it away from the hop top.

With all four screws and rivets removed I can now lift up the hob top, being careful as I do as the warning light is still attached underneath.

This simply slips out and I then can remove the hob top completely.

The regulator I need to change is located here on the far right of the machine and this regulator feeds this particular hotplate element.

So to remove the regulator I first need to take the knob off and here you can see the shaft of the regulator behind.

Easy enough to undo just unscrew these two screws making sure you don't drop them inside the cabinet.

Now it's worth pointing out that there could be a knob spring still left on the regulator shaft which as you can see is inside the knob there.

If it remains on the shaft you need to put that back in the knob before replacing the knob.

With both screws removed you can easily remove the regulator and there we have it.

What I'm now going to do is transfer the electrical connections from the old regulator onto the new one, one at a time so I know exactly where they're going.

With all the connections fitted to the new regulator you can push the shaft into position and then refit the screws.

With the regulator screwed into place you can replace your control knob before replacing the warning light to the hob top and then re-screwing in the hob top.

So there we have it, one new energy regulator fitted to this electric cooker.

Remember spares and accessories for all the appliances around your home can be found on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching

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