Oven tripping RCD even though dials are all set to OFF ?

20 Sep 2009
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United Kingdom
We have a Stoves 720EMA double oven & grill.
A while ago the grill failed and trips the RCD if I try to use it.
However, now the main oven appears to have failed too. The RCD tripped, and now I cannot even turn the oven on to see the display without tripping, (even though both the oven and grill are set to off). I was about to buy and replace the element for the main oven but am concerned that the RCD is tripping even though I am not turning the oven / element on.
Can the element still be the cause?

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disconnect the element see if it trips , if no then element needs replacing.
Ok, took the element out. It is still tripping :(
Any other likely causes? The oven is 16 years old now though.
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themostat / grill element , dont hold out much for parts on that age 5 years yes 16 i doubt it.
Check to see if any other wires have come loose and are touching the chassis,
I had a similar problem when a customer changed his element, he knocked the steam vent pipe onto one of the connections which caused his oven to trip as soon as the cooker circuit was switched on.

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