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    Question Cooker Repair Help...

    We have an electric hob with 4 hotplates, about 5 years old.

    Yesterday, when we switched one of the hotplates on, it tripped the earth leakage switch on the fuseboard and continues to do that everytime we switch it on.

    I am assuming we need to replace the hotplate, and I can see websites that sell the type of solid circular hotplates that we have.

    So...is it likely that the hotplate is causing the fault, and how do you remove the hotplate as I cannot see any fixings, and I don't want to start trying to lever it out of the base unit if there is a better way of doing it?

    Any advice gratefully accepted prior to going down to the local appliance spares shop and opening myself up to being bamboozled!

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    Sounds like the hotplate has gone and is shorting, hence the constant tripping of the RCD. As for how to remove it, depends on the specific model. Does the top section of the cooker i.e. where the hotplates are not lift up to give you access from underneath?

    BTW, for the hotplate itself DB Domestics will probably have/be able to get what you need.

    What make/model BTW?

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    Are the other 3 hot plates working correctly ?
    Personally i would get a new complete hob as you may find that a couple of months down the line another plate develops the same faul

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    It a Bosch, NCT645DEU/02 FD 8112/0079 if that helps. It's a separate hob that fits into a cut out in the worktop, seems like it is stuck down so there is no obvious way of getting underneath it, so I was assuming/hoping everything was accessible from above.

    And yes, I just wanted to be armed with a bit of info before I went to DB...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grattygruff View Post
    Are the other 3 hot plates working correctly ?
    Personally i would get a new complete hob as you may find that a couple of months down the line another plate develops the same faul
    Don't you know there is an Eco War on!

    When we buy goods, we mate for life, repair, repair, repair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grattygruff View Post
    Are the other 3 hot plates working correctly ?
    Personally i would get a new complete hob as you may find that a couple of months down the line another plate develops the same faul
    - somewhat excessive approach! Just becuse one plate has gone, doesn't mean any of the other three are going to go imminently. Definitely repair first in my books. Bit like saying if one of your tyres develops a fault, you should replace all four!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerider View Post
    It a Bosch, NCT645DEU/02 FD 8112/0079 if that helps. It's a separate hob that fits into a cut out in the worktop, seems like it is stuck down so there is no obvious way of getting underneath it, so I was assuming/hoping everything was accessible from above.
    Not sure then m8. I've got a gas hob/cooker here so haven't had any experience of the solid electrical ones, only the spirally ones on my folks cooker. Wonder if you have to lift the hob out of the worktop cut-out to then get access from underneath?

    Hopefully one of the guys on here who deal with appliances can give a quick answer!

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    It will be stuck down with silicon. Electric switched off first. A sharp knife under the edge will cut if off. Lift it out then you will be able to access the plate fixings from the underside of it then. I think you will find that just a single plate will be just as expensive compaired to a new unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    I think you will find that just a single plate will be just as expensive compaired to a new unit.
    I wouldn't think so. Quick look on the Bosch site has them listed at around £40 - less if it's the smaller one. It's only a solid plate hotplate, not an induction or ceramic one.

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    buy a new one by the time you have repaired it u will have hit 80 to 100 quid.

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    See my post above!

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