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Last updated on June 8th, 2023

Oven repair cost guide

Oven on the way out? In most cases, cookers can be repaired quickly, but it’s not something you should attempt unless you know what you’re doing. To help you budget for this quick fix, we’ve put together the following guide to the average oven repair cost.

How much does oven repair cost?

Type of repairTimescaleAverage cost
Electric fan oven – supply and fit new element1 hour£75 - £150
Electric fan oven – supply and fit new thermostat1 hour£75 - £150
Electric fan oven - supply and fit new fan1 hour£75 - £150
Electric oven - supply and fit new oven bulb10 min£30 - £50
Gas oven repair1 hour£100
Gas oven repair - supply and fit new thermocouple1 hour£75 - £150
Gas oven repair - supply & fit new burner1 hour£80 - £160
Gas hob repair - supply & fit new flame head and burner cap1 hour£100

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On average, oven repair in the UK costs around £75 - £150. However, the quote you receive will ultimately depend on the type of repair needed and the type of oven. You will also find prices to be higher in London and big cities where the demand is higher.

Electric oven repair cost

In most cases, electric cookers can be fixed to restore them to full working order. This can save considerably on the costs of buying a new one altogether, which would require paying fora new oven and installation. On average, electric oven repair costs tend to sit between £75 - £150 for a new element to be fitted.

If the problem lies with the thermostat, you’ll need to get an oven thermostat repair cost from a specialist. Alternatively, you could be looking at paying between £75 - £150 if your thermostat needs to be replaced.

Gas oven repair cost

When a gas oven breaks down, food takes longer to cook – if at all. Regular checks ensure your oven is in good working order, but if it has broken down altogether, you’ll need to call a Gas Safe engineer to repair it. This will cost around £100. Before you contact them, check whether the fuse has been blown or a circuit has been tripped. If the power has cut out recently, you’ll need to reset the clock as this can stop the gas oven from working altogether. If you still aren’t having luck, call in a professional to inspect and repair the unit.

Induction hob repair costs

Hobs are energy efficient and easy to clean. However, just like all appliances, they are prone to wear and tear. If yours is on the fritz and you’re looking for an expert to help you with cooker hob repair, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with costs in advance. Prices will vary depending on the type of repair needed; in some cases, it may be worth getting a replacement altogether.

For a gas hob repair, prices will tend to start at around £50+ for labour costs and will be conducted by a Gas Safe engineer. This cost excludes the price of extra parts if needed. Similarly, the quote you receive for electric hob repair will usually sit between £50 - £200.

The cost for ceramic hob repair will usually depend on the extent of the damage, your location and the need for new parts. Note that the glass itself is not something that consumers can purchase directly as it isn’t a “user serviceable” part. It’s also the kind of repair that demands professional expertise, as a poor job could render the cooker unsafe. Conducting a ceramic scratch hob repair will require the glass to be replaced along with the frame or support for the glass. This will cost upwards of £75.

electric oven repair cost

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FAQs

Are ovens worth repairing?

Ovens are built to last, and repair tends to be the cheaper option in the short term. However, if your oven is constantly breaking down, the costs of repair will start to rack up. At this stage, it’s worth getting a new oven entirely as the upfront investment may save you in the long run.

What is the cost to replace an oven thermostat?

In some cases, it may be possible to repair the oven thermostat. The cost to repair oven thermostats can vary depending on the work needed, but you might find it more cost-effective to replace the component instead.

If your oven thermostat has no reading at all, this means that it is faulty and needs replacing. A new oven thermostat will usually cost between £75 - £150 for the materials and a tradesperson to safely install it. Costs will always skew higher if you’re living in London or big cities where the demand is higher.

Is it worth repairing a 20 year old oven?

Ovens are usually designed to last between 10-15 years. Anything past this, and you start to get into the territory of constant repairs. If your oven is over 15 years old, now is probably a good time to consider getting a new one fitted. For more information on the prices of a new oven, take a look at the average oven installation costs.

How do I know if my oven fuse is blown?

If you suspect the fuse has blown, take a closer look through the glass window at the top. If the fusible link is intact, the problem lies elsewhere. A blown fuse can be identified by a visible break. Still uncertain as to what is causing the issue? Call in a specialist to examine the oven and diagnose the problem.

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Jazz5000

Thanks! Well helpful - I'll go for the repair with this as a guide to judge their quotes. 👌

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