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How to Replace an Oven Function Switch

If the switch behind your control knob has become faulty or damaged, it can easily be replaced so don’t worry!

The cause might be a broken spindle, but whatever the reason for the damage, if you are unsure where to start there’s no need to panic.

We’ll talk you through how to successfully replace the function switch without damaging your oven.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

What you will need:

Step 1 - Safety Advice (Turn Off Your Cooker)

Safety First! Please make sure that you have isolated your appliance off at the mains before starting your repair.

Step 2 - Remove Oven From Cavity (If Built-In)

If you have a built-in oven it needs to be removed from the cavity. To do this, simply remove the screws holding it to the cabinet and you can then lift out the oven and disconnect the power cable from the back.

Once you've got the oven in an open space, disconnected we can really begin to get to work!

Step 3 - Remove The Top Panel

If you remove the top panel (once again, there will be screws holding this into place as well) you'll need the correct screwdriver to remove these screws. Once removed you will be able to see that elusive function switch in all its glory!

You will need to remove the two screws that are holding it in place.

Step 4 - Remove The Old Function Switch

Oh dear - have you noticed that there are some complicated looking wires at the back, and you're wondering what to do now?

Well, it’s time to give you a little eSpares Top Tip for this bit - use a magic marker or take a photo of how it is currently wired at the moment, as you will need to ensure that your new function switch is wired in the same way.

Follow this by undoing the front two screws.

Step 5 - Fit The New Function Switch

Here goes, time to get your new function switch fitted... and it couldn’t be easier! All you need to do is everything that you have already done up until now - but in reverse.

Place the new switch in, put the screws back in, and then wire everything the same way as to how your old function switch was wired (time to look at that photo you had taken earlier).

Fix the top panel back in your oven, and then finally you need to put the built-in oven back into the cavity.

Congratulations - you have now successfully been able to replace your oven function switch! With a little help from eSpares you can now get back to creating your favourite restaurant style meals for the family.

Fancy Giving Your Oven A Clean Now?

If you're now in a super productive mood and you have come to realise how dirty your oven actually is, you can use our range of specialist cleaner's to revitalise your appliance. 

Need To Locate The Correct Function Switch For Your Oven?

Here at eSpares, we have a wide-range of replacement oven function switches for you to select from - so you can soon be on your way to repairing it yourself.

Now you can add oven function switch replacement to your DIY repertoire.

If you need any other help for your appliances you can find more videos from Mat and the team at eSpares, who are always on hand with appliance repair advice in your time of need.


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