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!

10 thoughts on “Logik LBFANX12 electric oven not heating up

    • audiodog says:

      Sorry to hear that – I sourced it from Amazon surprisingly, I expect they still stock it. Turned up in a few days and was fairly easy to fit.

  1. Mark says:

    Hey, thanks, for the tip, do you know where I can get a wiring layout diagram from for the selector switch. I purchased the replacement part…. But may have reconnected it incorrectly?

  2. Simon says:

    This worked for me as well, thanks for the advise. As a quick fix, I pulled the 2 lugs off the end terminals (with the grey and brown wires) and joined them together. I found a bit metal the same thickness as the terminal on switch and pushed them together and put insulation tape on. Make sure the connections tight so it dosn’t overheat.

    The oven functions as normal except with the selector switch in the 0 position, it won’t switch off. We always Switch the power off at wall afterwards so this isn’t a problem. It won’t come back on straight away when the powers put back on as the clock needs setting first.

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