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Cooker Clock Not Working

Family meal times - a great time for everyone to sit and talk, tell each other about their day and what they have planned. For busy families this could be a sacred moment of the day or even the week, spending time together amongst everyone's busy schedules.

So picture the horror and disappointment in the kitchen when you go to pre-heat your oven, only to find that it’s dead!

If this has spoiled your evening then fear not, as the cause may be a simple issue to fix. If it is the oven clock that is faulty, we can help you to diagnose this and also advise on how it can be fixed.

Cause 1


If your cooker appears to be dead, then the fault could lie with the clock. An oven timer which does not work can halt the oven operation, but a few checks could have it working again to allow your oven to be ready to roast that tasty joint and kick-start your family meal again.

Ensure that power is running to your appliance - this can be identified by the oven display.

If there is no power:

  • Check the wall switch, if there is an indicator light see if it is on - this will indicate that power is available to the appliance.
  • If the light is off, this means there is no power, if this is the case check your fuse box or trips - if a power cut has affected the fuse box check the fuse, on the trips you’ll notice a switch has “tripped” if this is the case carefully flip the switch back to the “on” position.

Sometimes following a power cut the clock will reset itself, this can be identified from the display flashing. Some functions may still work and it is ideal to try switching on the grill - the grill should still function but the main oven will not.

To all intents and purposes, your oven will appear dead but the timer will still be running. A simple case of resetting the clock could fix the problem.

Just dig out your manual (or download a PDF version of it right here on our site) to find out how to set the time on your make and model. 

If this fails to restore your oven the fault could be with the actual clock and require replacing. For a replacement oven clock, take a look through our extensive range of spares

See below our simple to follow guide on how to replace a faulty oven clock with a new one.

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