Zanussi Oven Won’t Turn On/Off [How To Fix]

If your Zanussi oven won’t turn on or it keeps turning off by itself, this article is for you. Today, we will look at the causes of these problems and show you how to fix them.

Zanussi Oven Won’t Turn On — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Zanussi oven won’t turn on and and show you how to fix them.

1. Power Problem

The first possible reason why your Zanussi oven won’t turn on is because of a power problem. Gas ovens require 120 volts to operate while electric ovens require 240 volts. If the oven doesn’t receive sufficient voltage, it won’t turn on. If your Zanussi oven is plugged into an electrical outlet, it should be tested with a voltmeter. If your Zanussi oven is hard wired, contact a technician to determine if it is getting sufficient voltage. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test the electrical outlet of your Zanussi oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Get a voltmeter.

Step 4: Turn the dial of the voltmeter to the volts ac setting.

Step 5: Insert the first probe into the hole in the right side of the outlet.

Step 6: Insert the other probe into the hole in the left.

Step 7: Look at the reading on the display. The reading should be 120 for a gas oven and 240 for an electric oven. If the reading doesn’t match this, it may be the reason why your Zanussi oven won’t turn on. Contact an electrician to fix or replace the outlet.

2. Thermal Cut Out

If your Zanussi oven won’t turn on but there isn’t a power problem, you should check the thermal cut out next. The thermal cut out usually fails after a power outage or when the oven gets extremely hot. Below, we show you how to test and replace this component in your Zanussi oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the power cord from the outlet or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: If you are using a range oven, pull it away from the wall to access the rear. However, if your oven is installed to a cabinet, you will need to uninstall it.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Get a Philips head screwdriver and a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 5: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws on each side of the oven’s front frame.

Step 6: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and place it on a sturdy surface.

Step 7: Go to the oven’s rear with the Torx head screwdriver.

Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place using the Torx head screwdriver.

Step 9: Lift the back panel up and set it aside.

Step 10: Disconnect the two wire plugs from the thermal cut out. The thermal cut out is close to the grill element’s terminals.

Step 11: Test the thermal cut out for continuity using a multimeter. If the thermal cut out doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 12: Take out the screw which holds the thermal cut out to the oven’s rear.

Step 13: Get a new thermal cut out for your Zanussi oven.

Step 14: Position the thermal cut out on the oven’s rear and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 15: Reconnect the wires to the thermal cut out making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 16: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the Torx head screws.

Step 17: Push your oven back to the wall.

Step 18: If you uninstalled your oven from the cabinet, lift it back in.

Step 19: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 20: Shut the oven door.

Step 21: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker off or plugging the power cord back in.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the thermal cut out in a Zanussi oven.

3. Bake Element

Another possible reason why your Zanussi oven won’t turn on is because of a faulty bake element. The bake element is one of the oven’s main heating components. If the bake element fails, your Zanussi oven won’t turn on. Read this article: Zanussi Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to learn how to test and replace the bake element in your Zanussi oven.

4. Control Board

The control board sends voltage to each of the oven’s components in order for them to function. If the components don’t receive voltage from the control board, the oven won’t turn on. If you have checked the components above but none of them is faulty, the control board is probably the reasons why your Zanussi oven won’t turn on. Read this article: Zanussi Oven Is Not Heating [Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Zanussi oven.

Zanussi Oven Won’t Turn Off — Causes And Solution

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Zanussi oven won’t turn off and what to do about them.

1. Heating Elements

If your Zanussi oven won’t turn off, the heating elements may have shorted out. If the elements short out, the oven will keep running even when you turn it off. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test the heating elements of your Zanussi oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall to access the rear. If you oven is installed to a cabinet, you will need to uninstall it.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven’s front frame.

Step 5: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a sturdy surface.

Step 6: Get a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 7: Using the Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear access panel in place.

Step 8: Lift the access panel off and set it aside.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the bake element.

Step 10: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 11: Touch one multimeter probe to one of the terminals of the bake element.

Step 12: Look at the display of the multimeter then lift the probe off.

Step 13: Place the probe on the other terminal of the bake element. If you saw a reading when you placed the probe on either of the terminals, the bake element has shorted out. Read the “Zanussi Oven Element” article in the “Zanussi Oven Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the element in your Zanussi oven.

Step 14: Also follow the same steps to test the grill element.

Step 15: Once you are done testing, reconnect the wires and reposition the panel.

Step 16: Hold the back panel in place using the Torx head screws.

Step 17: If you uninstalled the oven from the cabinet, lift it back in.

Step 18: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 19: Shut the oven door.

Step 20: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the cord back into the outlet or switching the circuit breaker back on.

2. Control Board

If the heating elements aren’t faulty but your Zanussi oven won’t turn off, the control board is most likely the cause of the problem. The control board sends voltage to the heating elements. If the control board shorts out, it will keep sending voltage to the elements even after the oven has turned off. Read the “Zanussi Oven Is Not Heating” article in the “Zanussi Oven Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the control board in your Zanussi oven.

Zanussi Oven Keeps Turning Off — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Zanussi oven keeps turning off and show you how to fix them.

1. Cooling Fan

If your Zanussi oven keeps turning off, it may be because the cooling fan is faulty. The cooling fan blows cool air in the oven to prevent it from overheating. If the cooling fan fails, the oven will overheat causing it to shut off. Test the cooling fan using a multimeter. If the cooling fan doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced. Read this article: Zanussi Oven Fan [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the cooling fan in your Zanussi oven.

2. Thermostat

The thermostat monitors the oven’s temperature during the cooking cycle. If the thermostat fails, it will cause the oven to overheat and shut off. Since the thermostat can’t really be tested with a multimeter, make sure to check the cooling fan before replacing it. Read this article: Zanussi Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to replace the thermostat in your Zanussi oven. Also read the article in the link to replace your thermostat if your Zanussi oven is turning off and on.

3. Temperature Sensor

The temperature sensor does exactly the same thing as the thermostat. Not all ovens use thermostats. So, the ovens without thermostats use temperature sensors. If the sensor fails, the oven will overheat and shut off. Test the temperature sensor using a multimeter. If the reading isn’t around 1100 ohms, the sensor is faulty and should be replaced. Read this article: Zanussi Oven Is Not Heating [Proven Solutions] to learn how to test and replace the temperature sensor in your Zanussi oven.

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