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Gas Oven Not Working

So you have tried to use your gas cooker, only to find that it is not working at all - well, you have come to the right place for advice on how to diagnose the fault.

In this article we detail one possible cause as being the spark generator, and show you instruction on how you can confirm if this is the reason for your gas oven not working.

However, there are some other simple checks you can do first to try to diagnose what is causing the issue - is there a display on the cooker? If so is it working?

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

There is a possibility that it could be the power supply, so it would be worth examining the plug or on/off switch.

If there is power, gas is being supplied and the burners and oven simply refuse to light - then the fault could lie elsewhere.

For help to identify the most probable cause, read on through this article with our diagnosis - to see if we can help find the cause of your appliance woes.

Cause 1

Spark Generator

If the flames do not ignite inside your oven or on your burners and you have confirmed that the gas supply has not been blocked then your fault will then mostly be with the spark generator. As modern cookers use electronic ignition systems over time these could falter and require replacing.

The spark generator is the module which provides power to the electrode, when the generator is working fine then your electrodes will click as they spark and ignite the flame.

Diagnosing a fault with the spark module is simple,

  • To begin simply press the button which would normally generate the spark in your oven.
  • If none of the electrodes “click” or emit a spark then you can confirm that your fault is likely to be with the spark module.

Fear not, if you've identified that your spark generator is faulty and in need of a replacement, eSpares are sure to have one for you in our larger range of cooker spark generators.