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  • The new cooker may have a slight smell the first time it is used. This is normal and is caused by the protective insulation material on the heater elements. Before using the cooker carry out the following.
  • 1.

    Check that the cooker is turned on at the mains power.

  • 2. Check that the cooker circuit is switched ON at the fuse board (also known as the Consumer Unit or Distribution Board). If either, or both, the cooker switch or the RCD (if your fuse board has one) is in the OFF position, check for any faults with the cooker and try switching the switches back into the ON position.

    If either or both switches trip back into the OFF position, contact an electrician or your installation engineer to investigate the faults.

    The cooker will normally have its own circuit breaker switch.

  • 3.

    Check that the oven control knob has been turned to the desired function and temperature.

  • 4.

    Check that the gas supply is turned on.

  • 5.

    The cooker is fitted with a Flame Safe Device (FSD), in the event of a hob burner being accidently extinguished the gas supply with automatically cut out. You need to wait for 90 seconds before trying to re-ignite the hob burner.