Grill failed gas safety test

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    Grill failed gas safety test

    Hi just need some advise my oven failed on the grill the grill electrode does not work so basically it wont light via the ignition button so would need to be started with a gas lighter. The gas engineer said he was not comfortable with the failure , i asked if it could be used or not , he said he would get back to me . Where do i stand on this can my tenant still use the oven or not.

    #2
    Can you get a new electrode? If the other electrodes light okay, it should be a simple matter to rectify.

    If gas man hasn't cut off the gas to the appliance, I would guess it's safe to use.

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      #3
      Yes it is a case of replacing the electrode hopefully, i tried to replace it myself but a little awkward to get to the screw so i will have to get an appliance engineer to fix it, but it might take a few days for them to get the part and fit it. So just wanted to know where i stood as far as a a tennant using the cooker, ATM it has an advisery ticket on the oven put on by the gas man .

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        #4
        Do the manuals say changing the electrode is a "user" thing?? If not get a gas-safe person in perhaps.
        http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/pdf...et_09-2014.pdf

        Maybe document (email) to tenant not to use grill until fixed - just in case the worst happens so you've some evidence of taking reasonable steps..

        The grill in our gas cooker has needed lighting manuallly for years - but killing yourself (or spouse..) is one thing, killing tenants another
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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          #5
          i think - but could be wrong - that this is one of those areas where if a feature is fitted, it needs to work. In other words, if you have an oven which is designed to be lit by hand, that's fine; but if it has an autoigniter then it needs to work.

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            #6
            Many cookers have battery operated ignition. It is not regarded as dangerous for the battery to stop working. However due to the difficulties with lighting grills and ovens which can be a bit awkward, you should supply a couple of long nosed lighters - put them on your inventory.

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