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  • Refurbish/Develop

    Gas Safety: will gas oven grill not sparking cause it to fail the annual safety test ?

    That's about it, all in the title. I should add that when the main oven is turned on the gas comes out and it automatically sparks and so lights it , when the grill is turned on the gas comes out but no automatic sparking. Its fine if you use a hand held sparker or a match/lighter, and it turns on and off perfectly.

    On the certificate there's a section for the boiler etc - assume everything is ok there- and a section for appliances, but does anyone know if just the sparker not working on the grill will cause the appliance test to be failed ?

    thanks

    Al

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    Hi Al it would depend on the type of controls for the oven and grill and if there was a safety risk to the ignitor not working. On many cheaper appliances they do not have ignition and rely on the consumer using a lighted taper or similar to light the oven and grill and as you have to hold the gas control knob in for a few seconds to establish the flame there is no safety risk as when you let go of the knob, if the flame is not lit it will turn the gas straight off.  But if its an old cooker they have no safety cut off and it could constitute a safety risk, its partly down to the judgement of the inspector but also down to the type of appliance and controls.
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    I`ve had that before and yes if there is no safety issue then it passes and he just puts advice that something is not working on the the form . You can chose to repair it then or not but the test is not affected 

     

    I guess its a bit like an MOT for a car . It may pass but they put on some advice that something may need attention

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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com