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diddlydo | 12:10 Fri 05th Apr 2019 | Home & Garden
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I have a new free-standing electric cooker with a double oven. The main oven has a fan but......the fan goes off when the oven has reached the set temperature and only kicks in again when the temp drops. I can't believe this is supposed to happen. Has anyone experienced anything similar?

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Precisely my thoughts! I've had fan ovens before and the fan has always been on when the main oven is being used. I've never come across an intermittent one.
No. I've got two fan assisted ovens and a fan assisted grill and they all stay on when in use.
If the fan didn't stop, the oven would get too hot surely?
On my gas oven, when the required temp is reached, the flame drops. On my old fan oven, when the required temp was reached, the fan would drop or stop. This to me seems common practise for all ovens, when they reach the right temp, to stop increasing the heat. To do this, they cut off the element making heat. In your case a fan.

This seems like common practise surely?
Not so Spath, if the fan stops then the temperature also drops which would alter the cooking time.
That would depend on the ovens ability to retain heat. I do remember my old fan over slowing down, and not completely stopping.

Is it a new oven not in the sense of new to you, but new technology wise?
Spath...the fan circulates the heat.
So you can cook food on any of the shelves.
ah ok, i get you, yes that makes sense. Surely it must slow down a lot though? Else the heat would continue to rise
spath,
the fan has nothing to do with the heating.
The heating element has a thermostatic control, so when the set temperature is reached, it switches the heater off. The fan moves air around, giving more even temperature throughout the oven. The fan should stay on, to maintain even temperature.

//To do this, they cut off the element making heat. In your case a fan//

Fans don't actually make heat, they redistribute it so the oven is at an even temperature all over.
Yes, i admit to being an idiot :D
Yay, Spath, at last :-D
BA for Spath :-)
"I admit to being an idiot"......yes, and not just on this thread.
That statement at 13.03 .. you will be forever reminded of it !
Screenshot it everyone :-)
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The general consensus seems to be that my oven is not acting as it should and is faulty. I've spoken to Hotpoint already but of course I only reached a youth who clearly had no idea about ovens and merely read bits of the manual to me - guess what? I'd already done that! I also think the temp control is up the creek i.e. not nearly as hot as it should be. I've just ordered an oven thermometer so I can check it and go back to Hotpoint with facts.
How old is it?

Phone the place you bought it from.

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