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Preamble

The cooker, a Creda Concept C361E, has two issues:

  1. The “hob hot” light stays on constantly
  2. The front right ring is either on or off, it is not possible to vary the heat between the two extremes.

The “hob hot” light

From http://www.justanswer.com/uk-appliance/5mwkn-creda-hob-hot-light-stays-time-need-change.html

The light power source comes from the element.

There is a switch built into the element that makes a circuit and brings on the light when it’s hot.

When it cools it should break the circuit and switch the light off.

One of your elements isn’t working properly in regard to the light.

The cure is to locate and change the affected element.

To determine which element is causing this you would need to take the hob apart to gain access to the wiring on the elements.

One element at a time, disconnect the wire going to terminal marked 1b on the element.

Insulate the wire, reassemble and try the hob.

When you disconnect the wire on the affected element, the light will go out.

Change the element to cure the problem.

The uncontrollable hob

It is necessary to change the power/energy regulator, or simmerstat, such as the 48ER101C1 .

Simmerstat 48ER101C1
Simmerstat 48ER101C1

Option 1

From http://www.justanswer.com/uk-appliance/5uhpm-replace-energy-regulator-creda-c361e-co.html

4. REGULATORS, OVEN THERMOSTATS, TIMER & NEONSa. Pull off all the control knobs and timer buttons.
b. Remove the countersunk screws from under the control panel grille and 2 retaining the end caps to the controls mounting panel.
Carefully remove the control panel, end case and the control panel bottom trim as an assembly by easing backwards off the side panel trims.
c. Remove the control panel rear cover, 1 screw each side of the controls mounting panel.
d. The regulators, oven and grill thermostats can now be accessed by removing the 2 screws locating the control to the controls mounting panel.

Option 2

From http://www.justanswer.co.uk/appliance/8682e-creda-concept-c361e-double-oven-main-oven-not.html,

1. ENSURE THAT THE COOKER IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY BEFORE DISMANTLING.
2. BEWARE OF SHARP EDGES ON METAL OR PLASTIC PARTS.
.
1. SIDE PANELS
a. Remove the 3 screws from the front located through the side trim, top centre and bottom and the 3 screws at the rear.
b. Pull out and lift off panels.
.
2. CERAMIC GLASS TOP ONLY
To gain access to the Heating Elements, Regulators, Timer and Neons
a. Remove the 2 countersunk screws at the front left and right hand side of the ceramic hob trim and the 2 countersunk screws from the rear trim.
b. Remove the ceramic glass assembly by carefully pulling backwards and easing out of the control panel end caps.
.
3. HEATING ELEMENTS
The elements are located on heater supports and their location should be noted before the element is removed in order to ensure the correct position against the glass on reassembly.
.
4. REGULATORS, OVEN THERMOSTATS, TIMER & NEONS
a. Pull off all control knobs and timer buttons.
b. Remove the countersunk screws from under the control panel grille and 2 retaining the end caps to the controls mounting panel. Carefully remove the control panel glass, end case and the control panel bottom trim as an assembly by easing backwards off the side panel trims.
c. Remove the control panel rear cover, 1 screw each side of the controls mounting panel.
d. The regulators, oven and grill thermostats can now be accessed by removing the 2 screws
locating the control to the controls mounting panel. If the oven or grill thermostat is to be replaced, it will be necessary to remove the left hand side panel as in (1) above in order to withdraw the capillary phial from its location in the oven cavity. If the main oven thermostat is to be replaced, the fan oven inner rear panel will also need to be removed.
e. The timer is remove by proceeding as in 2a & b and 4a & b. It will be necessary to remove the disc supports on either side of the timer in order to make adequate clearance to unclip and withdraw the timer sufficiently to allow access to the wiring connections.
f. The neons are located mounted on a bracket below the top and main oven control.

On eBay, simmerstats go for around ten pounds.

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