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Topic # 151620 31-Aug-2014 07:36
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Hi I have a white Smeg in-wall oven (I think installed in the 90s).

It has two physical dials/knobs on either side and a digital display (the time) in the middle and some tiny push buttons below this small display.

We went on holiday and upon return the display was blank and the oven doesn't work. The light in the oven doesn't come on. Here are my findings

- the mainboard fuse is not tripped
- switching the wall switch ON, the oven makes an audible CLICK sound
- the oven light doesn't come on (i presume that means it is unlikely to be blown elements?)

question is - is it worth fixing - eg a fuse inside the oven
or time for a new kitchen?

Thanks for any assistance

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  Reply # 1118826 31-Aug-2014 07:49
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Electrician, $100 for the callout plus parts. They can likely fix it. New high end oven, $3000 - $5000. I'd say it's a no brainer to try an electrician first, so long as they oven is in reasonable condition and does what you need.




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  Reply # 1118829 31-Aug-2014 08:17
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Maybe an appliance repair specialist rather than a general electrician. It may be a common fault that you'll be paying your sparky to track down.

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  Reply # 1118830 31-Aug-2014 08:29
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I would get a new one if its from the 90's. But never bad trying your luck when you can spend $400 vs $3000.
A modern oven would pay itself back overnight.
My oven will get to 180c in 3-5 minutes vs our old one in 15 minutes.




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  Reply # 1118833 31-Aug-2014 08:58
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Pay back overnight might be a bit of a stretch. My old old oven that came with the house takes 10-15 minutes to heat up, doesn't have a fan in back, and just this week the metal around the rings has started to rust through and come away. New ovens with a fan in 'em are $1100 at the low end, $5000 at the highish end, it seems.




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  Reply # 1118964 31-Aug-2014 14:31
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Hmm the appliance specialist was the tip of the day. Will find out who does Smeg and ask them for further advice

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  Reply # 1118972 31-Aug-2014 14:46
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Check to the obvious, but often forgotten - the over timer hasn't been accidentally been set?




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  Reply # 1118973 31-Aug-2014 14:51
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I've had that before. :D

but no, it's not the timer. the entire thing does not turn ON. :(

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  Reply # 1118975 31-Aug-2014 14:52
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Can you take it out and take it to a repair person? If it is just a single oven, you can get them quite cheap, certainly well less than 3k. My Bosch double oven was under 3k, and that is a good brand.

 

You say it is a white oven from the 90's. It probably has no value, so is it worth spending money on something with no value which may go wrong again. Or putting that money to buying something new with something that will have a decent warranty. You can then put that new oven in a new kitchen later.

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  Reply # 1118976 31-Aug-2014 14:58
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joker97: Hi I have a white Smeg in-wall oven (I think installed in the 90s).

It has two physical dials/knobs on either side and a digital display (the time) in the middle and some tiny push buttons below this small display.

We went on holiday and upon return the display was blank and the oven doesn't work. The light in the oven doesn't come on. Here are my findings

- the mainboard fuse is not tripped
- switching the wall switch ON, the oven makes an audible CLICK sound
- the oven light doesn't come on (i presume that means it is unlikely to be blown elements?)

question is - is it worth fixing - eg a fuse inside the oven
or time for a new kitchen?

Thanks for any assistance


typical clock has suffered from a power surge failure, get an appliance serviceman, they have better access to parts than your run of the mill electrician, don't expect them to carry a replacement clock unit stock in the back of the van, it may take a week or so to order in. In the mean time it should be no problem for them to bypass the automatic timer controls so that you can still use your oven----make sure you ask them to do the bypass if you can't wait for the spares to arrive.



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  Reply # 1119018 31-Aug-2014 16:24
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  Reply # 1119019 31-Aug-2014 16:25
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mattwnz: Can you take it out and take it to a repair person? If it is just a single oven, you can get them quite cheap, certainly well less than 3k. My Bosch double oven was under 3k, and that is a good brand.

You say it is a white oven from the 90's. It probably has no value, so is it worth spending money on something with no value which may go wrong again. Or putting that money to buying something new with something that will have a decent warranty. You can then put that new oven in a new kitchen later.


Yes definitely an alternative. We are going Harvey Norman tomorrow to price it out

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  Reply # 1119023 31-Aug-2014 16:34
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mattwnz: Can you take it out and take it to a repair person? If it is just a single oven, you can get them quite cheap, certainly well less than 3k. My Bosch double oven was under 3k, and that is a good brand.

You say it is a white oven from the 90's. It probably has no value, so is it worth spending money on something with no value which may go wrong again. Or putting that money to buying something new with something that will have a decent warranty. You can then put that new oven in a new kitchen later.


Yes definitely an alternative. We are going Harvey Norman tomorrow to price it out


HN will usually better the price of other companies. I got a huge discount off their sale sticker price on an oven, after asking for their best cash price.



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  Reply # 1119024 31-Aug-2014 16:37
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Depends on the margin and on the manager

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  Reply # 1119025 31-Aug-2014 16:39
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joker97: Depends on the margin and on the manager

 

If you go Meile you won't probably get any discount. Mine was off a bosch, so maybe their margin on those was more. Not sure which are the best ovens in consumer, but I found Bosch to be good.

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  Reply # 1119028 31-Aug-2014 17:03
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mattwnz:
joker97: Depends on the margin and on the manager

If you go Meile you won't probably get any discount. Mine was off a bosch, so maybe their margin on those was more. Not sure which are the best ovens in consumer, but I found Bosch to be good.


We have Bosch and Miele appliances in our house. I wouldn't easily buy miele again honestly. 

As someone who does a lot of cooking I can heartily recommend a brand that most people would turn thier noses up at, Ariston. One of the things I like about it, is it's temperature is true and it's coverage and even temperature distribution is good. 

I seriously considered at the home show, buying a smartphone programmable smeg, it was very very cool, but in the end decided on new carpet instead. Next big purchase might be something like that.



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