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. While parting with the costs for oven repair isn’t ideal, paying a professional to get it fixed will save you on the cost of takeaways for as long as you put it off! To help you budget for this quick fix, we’ve put together the following guide to the average oven repair cost.
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How much does oven repair cost?
|Type of repair||Timescale||Average cost|
|Electric fan oven – supply and fit new element||0.5-1 hour||£83-98|
|Electric fan oven – supply and fit new thermostat||1 hour||£89-£104|
|Gas oven repair||1 hour||£78|
On average, oven repair in the UK costs around £100. 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 for installation. On average, electric oven repair costs tend to sit between £83 and £98 for a new element to be fitted, or between £89 and £104 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 £78. 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.
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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 oven thermostat?
If your oven thermostat has no reading at all, it is faulty and needs replacing. A new oven thermostat will usually cost between £89-104 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 all together. For more information on the prices of a new oven, read our dedicated guide.
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 in 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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