Logik LBFANX12 electric oven not heating up

Got a Logik LBFANX12 electric oven that’s not heating up? We did. One minute it was working fine, next minute we could hear the fan but the light didn’t work and non of the heat settings would create any heat.

Not much good an oven that doesn’t get hot.

In fact that last time it was working the temperature light was flickering. Oven’s probably shouldn’t do that.

The surprising thing is our Logik LBFANX12 was only 18 months old. Admittedly it was the cheapest in the store at about £120 but surely it should last longer?

As the fan was working I knew it couldn’t be a fuse so after unplugging it and making sure it was safe popped off the top to take a peek.

Straight away I saw this floating around. Surely that should be connected or inside something?

Logik LBFANX12 switch part

Looks like a switch part, so took a closer look at the main function selector switch. This is the switch that switches the various elements and fans on and off. That last connector looks a bit suspect.

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A closer look shows the last connector, that turned out to be the main link to the heating elements, was completed toasted.

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Luckily after a quick scan of the internet I found a replacement and 2 days later it was all fixed but I’m not sure how long it will last. After all this simple mechanical switch is going to be carrying a massive amount of current when switched on. Each time it switches tiny arcs will occur at the contacts, and this arcing will oxidise and fatigue the metal. Might be wiser to get an electric oven with electronic switching next time. Electronic switching means no moving parts and they can use tricks like soft starting to provide switching that will last far longer.

I guess you get what you pay for!

Running 10k’s

Here’s the story so far. Only looking at chip times cos those are the faster times!

Barnsley 10k, November 2010

Chip time: 55.00, Actual position 503th out of 705

barnsley10kresults2010

 

Dronfield 10k 2011 (ran with Russell Flaherty’s race number, thanks Aniela!)

Chip time: 52:04, Chip position 381st out of 761

 

Chatsworth 10k, 22nd May 2011

Chip time: 52:45, Actual position 444th out of 1064 (chip position 395 by my calculations)

chatsworth10k2011Results

 

Weston Park 10k, at Graves Park, 10th July 2011

Race time 53:55, no chip timing but would guess around 53:30?

Position 144 out of 554

 

Sheffield 10 10 10, Encliffe Park, 30th October 2011

Chip time 53.29, gun time 54.53

Position 378 out of 915

 

Dronfield 10k, 11/03/2012

Chip time 50.15, chip position 310

Gun time 51.17, gun position 325 out of 828

 

Sheffield Ten Ten Ten 23/09/2012

Chip time 50.17, chip position ???

Gun time 51.26, gun position 251 out of 771

 

Wrap up warm 24/02/2013

Chip time 52.29, chip position 208 out of 655

Gun time 53.32, gun position 224.

Bonus stat- category M40 18th out of 41

Wrap Up & Run 10K – Sheffield – 10K

 

Dronfield 10k 17/03/2013

Chip time 50.53, chip position 320 out of 778

gun time 51:52, gun position 334

 

Sheffield Ten Ten Ten 18/10/2015

Chip time 58:53. Position 558 out of 987