+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,505
    Thanks
    141
    Thanked
    113
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Exclamation Is anybody here or their partner's an electrician?

    Our 5yo Franke oven has stopped heating when the oven is set to cook as fanforced. It works as a grill still so apparently we need to replace the fan forced element. The oven is hardwired in with a breaker thingy that can be switched off in the meter box. The element itself looks relatively easy to change over but I was wondering if you're meant to have that kind of thing done my an electrician? Any help would be appreciated, I just didn't want to call an electrician and have them think we were weirdos for not doing it ourselves... I mean what if they're like light bulbs and anyone can do it

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,505
    Thanks
    141
    Thanked
    113
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Bump!

  3. #3
    Made in England's Avatar
    Made in England is offline thought it was about time I put something other than 'senior member'...
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Rockhampton, Qld
    Posts
    537
    Thanks
    156
    Thanked
    50
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    DF is a qualified, but not practising, electrician. He is playing golf at the mo so will ask him when he gets home later

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Made in England For This Useful Post:

    Urban Tumbleweed  (25-02-2012)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,505
    Thanks
    141
    Thanked
    113
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks so much!

  6. #5
    Made in England's Avatar
    Made in England is offline thought it was about time I put something other than 'senior member'...
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Rockhampton, Qld
    Posts
    537
    Thanks
    156
    Thanked
    50
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    DF here.

    I'd love to say its as easy as the light bulb process, and there is a chance it may be, but there is more of a chance that it isn't. Also without looking at the specific unit I couldn't really give you too much advice on what to do.

    My advice is though, call an electrician, it will only cost you an hour of their time plus the new part itself.

    Get a price on the part that needs replacing first. We had a stovetop element fail a couple of years ago and it was a quarter of the price of a new oven/stovetop unit, so we just got a new unit.

    If you have any other questions, I'm happy to try and help.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Made in England For This Useful Post:

    Urban Tumbleweed  (25-02-2012)

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    495
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    127
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Tumbleweed View Post
    Our 5yo Franke oven has stopped heating when the oven is set to cook as fanforced. It works as a grill still so apparently we need to replace the fan forced element. The oven is hardwired in with a breaker thingy that can be switched off in the meter box. The element itself looks relatively easy to change over but I was wondering if you're meant to have that kind of thing done my an electrician? Any help would be appreciated, I just didn't want to call an electrician and have them think we were weirdos for not doing it ourselves... I mean what if they're like light bulbs and anyone can do it
    Just FYI - Ours has gone twice and took the electrician about 10 mins to fit.. Part was $80 though so the bill was about $150 each time..

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to 2girls1boyplus1 For This Useful Post:

    Urban Tumbleweed  (25-02-2012)

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,505
    Thanks
    141
    Thanked
    113
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thankyou both! I will call an electrician next week and get it done properly


 

Similar Threads

  1. Dad and partner's leave?
    By RubySunrise in forum Maternity & Parental Leave
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 30-12-2013, 21:47
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-11-2012, 01:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Be In BlossomWe offer physiotherapy run pregnancy Pilates, pregnancy Aerobics, and Mummy Pilates & Baby Massage classes with a ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Neighbours 30 years - 2015Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Do people suck...?General Chat
When should I test? TTCPregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
❤Joyous June/July TTC!❤Conception & Fertility General Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›