Britannia was one of the first companies to introduce range cookers into the UK, and the brand has become a symbol of superiority in the kitchen. With large multi-function ovens, different settings giving greater ease of cooking, and burner gas hobs that include a wok burner for intense heat, this appliance is a kitchen must-have!
So, when your cooker starts experiencing issues what do you do? See a guide to Britannia range cooker problems and troubleshooting here…
Britannia range cooker problems
Britannia range cooker oven not working
This may be due to the power supply to the cooker – this can be confirmed by checking that the clock is functioning. If not, there could be an issue with the socket, fuse, or wiring. Any electrical issues should be safely investigated by a qualified engineer. Heating elements and thermostats should also be checked.
Other reasons can be related to the automatic programme setting – the main oven won’t operate manually if the programme is set to automatic mode.
Burners won’t ignite
Again, this could be a power supply issue connecting to a faulty gas safety valve, or the problem could be due to a blockage in the burner hole. The burner rings and caps must also be firmly seated, engaging in the burner support.
If the burner ignites but goes out when the knob is released this could be caused by the flame failure device which is fitted as standard. If the ignition candles spark continuously this indicates the burner components and ignition candles have become saturated.
Control knobs are overheating
This can happen if the oven door is open when grilling. Bear in mind the maximum time recommended for this operation is 15 minutes. For all other processes, the oven door must be kept shut. If the control knobs become loose the retaining spring clip may have come out and will need expertly replacing.
Food is cooking too quickly
If you’re using the fan function the cooking temperature should be reduced by 20 degrees Celsius when compared to conventional cooking. If the fan is defective this can cause cooking issues. As can the thermostat which regulates the oven temperature.
If your food isn’t cooking evenly this may be due to air being unable to circulate properly. This could be a fault in the temperature sensor, or a malfunctioning thermostat or heating element. Other culprits can be oversized cooking trays and tins preventing hot air from travelling around the oven.
Britannia range cooker troubleshooting can also include:
Slow heating grill in the oven
Check that the correct function has been selected. If it has then this could be due to a broken grill element which will need replacing.
Main oven pre-heating takes a long time
The QuickStart function should only be operated for a maximum time of 10 minutes. If the oven hasn’t reached the correct temperature by then the issue may lie with the heating element.
Fan keeps working after the oven is turned off
This is a normal safety feature allowing the oven to cool down and the cooling fan will run for around 30 minutes.
Condensation forming in oven
This can be eliminated by pre-heating the appliance before use.
Smoke produced in oven
Using high-sided dishes can avoid fat splashes, and keeping the oven clean and well maintained will help to prevent this from happening.
Britannia range cooker repairs
Got a broken range cooker? Britannia range cooker repairs in London are simple to arrange – just get in touch with experienced appliance repairers. Your local engineers will have all the skills and tools needed to get the job done. You can request a free quote upfront, and you won’t need to pay a deposit. If you need urgent assistance short notice appointments are available. And any repairs are covered by a comprehensive six-month guarantee.