Our gas cooker has a fault - both grill and oven burners light, and the
clock/timer works as well, but the cooling fan doesn't blow. It just turns
VERY slowly. I took the fan out and connected it directly to mains power,
and it worked. Is the problem therefore in the PCB which controls this fan?
Is there anything else it could be? Any tips for testing/diagnosing this
Also, as usual, a rant about Tradesmen!!!! This time, the CORGI registered
"All Makes of Cooker Repaired" man won't look at the job because the fault
is electrical. The electrician (surprise surprise) won't even take the back
off the cooker as he's not CORGIed, even though I want him to check a
circuit and a motor. Hence the last resort of DIY.
You have probably isolated the fault but the only way of knowing for sure is
to use a test meter to track down the faulty part(s) on the PCB, or swap out
the suspect PCB with a known working one. To use a test meter you need a
good knowledge of electronics plus a good knowledge of the PCB.
The cooker manufacturer presumably has a network of service technicians. If
so, they will have the parts and expertise necessary to do a repair, which
is an alternative to DIY, a cooker repair person or an electrician.
Just a small point, but was the fan in the same orientation, when you
tried it, as it is when in the cooker?
It could be nothing more than failed bearings on the fan, so the rotor
touches the stator(or frame) when running in situ. That would be enough
to make it run slowly. Running in a different orientation will not put
the same loading on the bearings and could result in operation that
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