Skip to main content

Call 0844 9777 888 (7p per min + any network access charge)

Cooker Fan or Oven Fan Not Turning

If you are finding your cooker fan is not turning you have come to the right place for help and support. Learn how to repair and diagnose your oven with our step-by-step guides and helpful videos.

We will tell you the possible reason for why your oven is not working, and what specific parts could be the cause of the problem.

For the answer to your problem check out the hot topics below!

Cause 1

Clock Not Set

Recently been plunged into darkness? It’s bad enough having to change the time on your oven clock twice a year, but if you’ve had a power cut it will probably need setting again.

A clock that’s not set can cause your whole oven to stop working - crazy, but true. This is a very easy fix though, so it’s the first thing to check if you’re having oven problems.

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 of oven.

With our help, you will hopefully soon be back to being able to create your delicious meals again!


Cause 2

Thermal Cut Out

It appears that you have come to this article because it is safe to assume that you have been faced with a faulty cooker or oven.

If you have checked to see that your appliances' clock is set correctly, the element is working, but there is still no heat in the oven!

A microwave meal could be on the cards if you can’t get to the bottom of this dilemma. Taking to the internet to find the culprit may be the only cost-effective solution to your woes.

If everything seems to be fine then it is time to test the thermal cut out, this little device automatically cuts your oven off if it gets too warm - so to avoid overheating. 

Here’s how to see if it’s faulty:

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

  • Identify the two connections where electricity enters and exits the thermal cut out component.
  • Grab your multimeter again and switch it to a low resistance setting (you can see here for instruction on How To Use A Multimeter)
  • Measure across the connections. There should be the same amount of resistance there like you’d read if the two-meter probes were touched together.
  • Getting a different reading? We’re sorry to say then that your thermal cut out has failed - and needs replacing.

It is not all bad news though...the good news is that you can soon get a replacement right here on the eSpares site and could soon help you get the problem sorted.

Once you have the correct part for your appliance, see our video guide and you can be on your way to fixing this yourself.

How To >

Cause 3

Terminal Block

Another part that can cause an oven to breakdown is the terminal block. The symptoms that suggest an issue with the terminal block include:

  • A clock that’s not displaying.
  • Areas of the cooker that aren’t working.

If the terminal block is to blame, you’ll find your culprit at the back of the appliance where there may be a number of circuits connected by links from the main power connection.

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

  • If any link or connector is loose it can result in heat and damage.
  • Look for signs of charring or loose connections.

If you do find damage there is no need for you to panic about it, as eSpares could soon help you get the problem sorted.

If you require a replacement, see our range of oven spares where we have an excellent selection of terminal blocks

Once you have the correct part for your appliance, see our video guide so you can be on your way to fixing this yourself.

How To >

Cause 4

Circulation Fan

It’s bad enough having to put up with all the clattering of pots and pans while cooking - so working with a rumbling oven won’t comfort your ears.

If the noise begins as you switch your oven on, the most likely cause will be the circulation fan or motor.

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

eSpares Top Tip: usually your fan motor will have the fan blades attached so both may be causing the noise.

You will need to visually inspect both parts for any signs of damage or wear.

If you require a replacement you can check out our selection of circulation fans or motors, and also you see our full range of all other cooker related spares on eSpares.

For our guide on how to replace a faulty circulation fan and motor, check out our video below for further details.Safety First! Please make sure that you have Isolated the appliance from the mains before beginning any repair.

How To >