How to fix a broken induction hob?

The plate that no longer lights or stops and starts again, electronic board failure: whatever the problem or the brand try the repair of your induction hob with our help in online or contact a repairer for a breakdown.


Self-repair or the intervention of a troubleshooter

Your induction hob stops and starts again or turns on but does not heat up? Can't get it to work normally? A component of your device such as the electronic card may be the cause of the failure. Before calling a household appliance repairer, you can try to repair your hob yourself (provided that it is no longer under warranty).

Depending on the problem you are having, learn some troubleshooting tips in this article. Whatever the error code or failure (broken glass, the appliance that no longer turns on or stops and starts again, plate locked, etc.).

My induction hob does not light up anymore

Warning: Attempting to repair a hob involves the risk of cuts and electrocution. Before any troubleshooting, take the time to unplug your device from its power outlet. To protect your hands, it is important to wear gloves throughout the procedure.

Remember to unplug your induction hob before attempting to repair the fault

For a repair of this type of failure, the first thing to do is of course to check the condition of the power cables of your hob. Also check the electrical outlet to which your device is connected using a multimeter, being careful not to electrocute yourself. Also, make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped.

If everything is in order until then, the problem may come from the terminal block: this domino connects the different components of your device. Check the different connections and do not hesitate to replace the terminal block if you notice that it is damaged. Finally, the problem may come from the electronic card which must then be replaced.

What to do in the event of a breakdown following a power cut?

When a power failure occurs, your induction hob may go into safety mode. It is then generally necessary to unplug it and wait about ten minutes (or even more) before restarting it. If the problem persists, one of the components on your plate may be defective (power board or electronic board).

A flashing light or a fault code is displayed

The flashing of your induction hob means a problem with your appliance. This can be simply linked to the liquid that has flowed on the plate that you will have to wipe off. Also, make sure that the surface of your device is clean. The problem should normally be resolved.

It also happens that your hob displays a fault code (a series of numbers and/or letters). This refers to a specific problem. The most common for an induction hob from a manufacturer is the error code F9 (the "9" is sometimes written backward depending on the model) or code 3 (depending on the model). the brand). This trouble code refers to a problem with the electronic components of your device. First, try unplugging it for a minute. If the code is still displayed when you restart your device, the problem may be with the electronic module that you will need to replace. The malfunction may otherwise come from the cable, or from the connectors connecting the electronic board to the components of your device.

Fire (s) out of order

If a fire on your hob no longer ignites, make sure that it is properly connected to the other components of the appliance. If everything seems to be in order, get help by calling a repairman for help on the website.

To carry out a complete diagnosis of the fault and have your induction hob repaired by a professional, make an appointment with a repairer via the website.

The most common breakdowns on induction hobs

Our home repair service works on thousands of household appliances every year. As a result, we were able to identify the most common failures and problems on an induction hob:

  • The plate does not light up anymore
  • It scratched or cracked
  • She is too heated
  • It no longer works and displays an error code
  • It is locked
  • A shard of glass appeared
  • The electronic card has failed
  • The induction hob stops and starts again
  • She beeps
  • It lights up but does not heat up
  • She goes out on her own
  • The glass is cracked or chipped
  • It lights up all by itself
  • Only one side of the hob works
  • The hob broke down due to a power cut
  • She makes your trip

Hotplates: the 4 most frequent breakdowns


Whether induction or glass-ceramic, electric hobs are a major technological advance in the kitchen. It's a different story, however, when they start to show signs of weakness. Are you facing a failure of unknown origin on your cooking systems? Note that the outcome for this kind of breakdown is generally quite simple. Here are some ways to understand!

Top 4 most common hob failures

Although they are revolutionizing the kitchen, the new generations of plates remain relatively fragile. Here are the 4 most common failures in the field:


1. The electronic card or the power regulator is faulty.

Your induction or vitroceramic cooking systems are controlled by an electronic card. The settings you make by switching on or changing the temperature of the lights are made directly on this card. If it is faulty, it may have difficulty transmitting instructions to the heating systems. In the case of cast iron electrical systems, the problem can also be with the controls. It is then not an electronic system strictly speaking, but a power regulator.

Tip: In the event of a breakdown, you can repair your device by changing the parts concerned.


2. Error messages appear

When plates no longer work and encounter a malfunction, they may display a code, to help you identify the faulty item. The device tells you that one of the parts is defective and needs to be repaired. The error message can also be displayed when something is blocking the correct operation of the device. Some models no longer light, in the presence of water on the lights, for example; this safety is particularly useful for stopping operation when a pot overflows. In other cases, the blockage can come from the touch controls if they are too dirty, and they do not unlock.

Tip: If the problem is with the controls, clean them. Otherwise, consult the device's instruction manual to find out which item the code corresponds to. In some cases, sometimes it is enough to unplug it for a few hours to get everything back to normal.

3. The resistances and heating elements are faulty

Your plate lights up correctly but the fires do not heat up? The problem may be resistance. Test it using a multimeter in the Ohmmeter position. If the result is not "0", it means that there is an electrical leak. There can obviously be other types of breakdowns on the heating elements, which will certainly need to be replaced.


4. The internal or external wiring to the device is defective.

The elements of your plates being connected to each other by electric cables, make sure that they are not damaged, disconnected, or in poor contact. It may also happen that your appliance has disconnected from the wall outlet, after moving furniture or cleaning your kitchen. It is therefore always good to check that they are properly connected!


Cooking systems are often quite basic in operation. However, they require a large power supply, which can also be a source of problems. If, however, you cannot find the source of the problem, it may be necessary to call an electrician or contact the customer service or after-sales service of the brand concerned.

A good deed for the planet

As a reminder, in China alone, 920,000 tonnes of electronic waste are produced each year. By repairing your induction hob, you are doing a very good gesture for the environment. And if your electric hob is definitely out of order, don't throw it away. Associations or organizations such as Emmaus or Eco-systems generally collect this type of household appliance. They can give them a second life after having repaired them to resell them at solidarity prices or recycle them while respecting environmental standards if no repair is possible. To find a structure to give your device to, it is certainly best to check with the town hall of your town or district.

We can also help you repair it yourself

Because it isn't always necessary to call in a professional, why not try repairing your induction hob yourself? The repair to be expected may be less important than you think. To get started, first determine the exact problem using our advice on this page!

To change your device, we have the solution

Sometimes your induction hob cannot be repaired or the repair cost is too high. In this case, we suggest that you buy back equipment reconditioned by us rather than buying a new plate. Here we offer household appliances for sale in very good condition, revised and checked in our warehouse. By purchasing them, you are doing a good deed for the environment and making significant savings: our prices are up to 40% lower than the price of new. And remember, if you had called one of our repairers for your plate but the troubleshooting was not possible, you will benefit from a reduction on the purchase of one of our devices.

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