Replacement cooker or oven control knobs can be expensive or even worse they may no longer be available for your model. Here at eSpares, we supply universal control knobs that are suitable for most oven models. If the genuine part for your oven is not available or is too expensive, a universal cooker knob may be the most cost-effective and handy solution.
A common cause of your control knobs becoming faulty, is from heat escaping from the door. If the door seal on your oven has worn, then heat will escape leading to your knobs heating up and melting. If this is something you have noticed then checking the door seal is a must! For more information on how to check and replace an oven door seal, check out our article.
How to replace your cooker knobs step by step
For help with replacing your cooker knobs with a universal part, take a look at our video or read our article below. Here, we will show you an example of how to replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.
Please make sure that you have switched off or disconnected the appliance from the mains before beginning any repair.
Universal cooker knobs
Universal cooker knobs are an economical alternative to genuine parts. They come in 3 different colours, white, silvery grey and black and come with adapters to ensure they can fit the 3 most common size shafts which are used on most cookers. The adapters allow the knob to fit shafts above the panel surface or up to 7 millimetres below the panel surface.
A pack contains:
- 1 x control knob
- 5 x different sized spindles (2 x 14mm, 2 x 28mm, 1 x 32mm)
How to fit
Step 1: Find and fit the adapter
First, find the adapter that suits your appliance make. Then, push it onto the appliance’s shaft while the control knob is in the off position.
Step 2: Fit the cooker knob
Next, align the cooker knob top to the off position and push it onto the adapter.
Keeping up appearances
It is worth noting that these knobs are not meant to match the existing original knobs but to offer a cheaper alternative to expensive or no longer available parts.
A little reminder
We do not have a list of suitable models for these universal cooker knobs but they should be a perfect fit for most control shafts on domestic cookers, hobs and ovens.
We hope this has helped you replace the cooker knobs on your oven and it's now back up and running as it should be.
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