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Cooker Knobs Melting

You may have found your way to this article because you are having the inconvenience of your cooker suffering from melted cooker control knobs!

If you are unable to control the functions on your oven, or the cooking temperatures, because the control knob has been damaged – there is no need to fret because we may be able to help you out.

It is natural that over time and many hours of use, the knobs may wear and fade. However, if you have noticed that the control knobs have in fact melted and it is stopping you from using them - you may have another fault which needs to be identified and rectified.

We have diagnosed the most common causes as to why your cooker may be seeping out heat, leading to your control knobs to then be melted.

Reading on further through this advice article should help you to restore your cooker with new control knobs, and be on the way to selecting the correct function and temperature on your oven again with ease.

Cause 1

Door Seal

Over time the door seal may perish or become damaged and when this occurs heat will escape which can then lead to the control knobs melting.

To diagnose a faulty gasket, you can perform the following steps to be able to confirm if a replacement is needed.

  • Check for any clear signs of damage to the gasket as this will impair the seal’s ability to keep the lovely warm air inside your oven
  • With the oven switched on, check around the door, if you feel warm air blowing out then you will have identified a gap in the seal.

If you have performed these simple checks, and have noted that there is a seal which requires replacing, you can find the correct gasket within our range of cooker door seals

Safety First! Please make sure that you've switched off your appliance and disconnected it from the mains before beginning any repair.

Once you have obtained the correct door seal for your oven, you can then see our useful video guide on how to replace your door seal, so that your oven is back to full working order once again.

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Cause 2

Door Hinge

Another cause for why your control knobs on your cooker seems to be melting away may be due to a faulty door hinge.

If any of the hinges have become defective, the door will not shut correctly and this will then allow the warm air to escape - causing the damage to your cooker knob.

  • It is ideal to replace them as soon as you can to ensure your cooker can continue to safely cook your dishes, without losing heat and causing damage to your knobs.

Safety First! Please make sure that you've switched off your appliance and disconnected it from the mains before beginning any repair.

If the hinge does needs replacing, you can see our range of cooker door spares where we have a wide selection of door hinges, so you can hopefully be on your way to restoring your appliance back to full working order.

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Cause 3

Cooling Fan

Another part that can cause the knobs to melt on your cooker is the cooling fan. The cooling fan kicks in when the main oven motor and element are getting hot.

It blows air to cool the controls and helps remove excess heat from the cabinet, so it cools down the oven quickly once you've stopped using it.

If it’s faulty while your cooking a meal, any warm air that escapes when the door is opened can then possibly cause the knobs to melt.

Safety First! Please make sure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before beginning any repair.

If you have identified that the cooling fan is the reason why your control knobs may be melting, then see our guide on how to replace and fit a new fan.

For a replacement cooling fan, you can see our extensive range here within our wide selection of cooker and hob related spares, to help restore your cooker back to normal working order.

Please Note:

It is also worth you see our range of replacement cooker knobs. If they have become melted from any of the faults listed above, they will no longer work correctly.

Once that happens replace them to ensure you can cook and prepare your food correctly without the hassle of having damaged control knobs.

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