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Started by ragdoll on Sep 2, 2021 7:53:25 PM
help with alarm on Candy oven - trying to find manual online

My Candy oven alarm goes off at 6:18 every Tuesday morning. I can stop it when it starts to beep, but can't figure out how to re-set it before it starts.

The model: FPP406/1XThe Type: MR04

I can find a manual online (and have the paper version) that looks like it should be the right one but isn't. My model has two dials on the oven - one for temp, one for grill/fan/etc. It has a digital clock and six buttons underneath, from left to right: bell, 'start', 'end', a hand, down arrow, up arrow. The manual I've got and find online is for a version which has a dial with timings on it, which mine doesn't have.

Anyone able to find the manual or happen to have the same 10 year old oven and can tell me how to un-set the weekly alarm?

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Gotout - 02 Sep 2021 20:11:00 (#1 of 19)

Not being funny but have you tried switching it off and back on?

Verdigris - 02 Sep 2021 19:17:05 (#2 of 19)

I don't think that will work because that sort of appliance tend have a persistent memory in case there is a power cut in the middle of cooking the Sunday roast.

Having said that, breadmakers only have 10 minute power cut memory but that may be because the bread will keep rising and could cause a fire if it overtopped the pan and then power was restored.

bossab2 - 02 Sep 2021 20:31:38 (#3 of 19)

Not being funny but have you tried switching it off and back on?

Wait a couple of minutes for capacitors to run down.

HouseOfLametta - 02 Sep 2021 20:32:39 (#4 of 19)

Jab at it angrily with your fingers.

Verdigris - 02 Sep 2021 19:36:02 (#5 of 19)

Pressing two buttons at once is sometimes the cancel command, from long distant memory.

Impedimenta - 02 Sep 2021 19:59:12 (#6 of 19)

https://youtu.be/omShT-H8qAE

Any use?

ragdoll - 03 Sep 2021 07:22:01 (#7 of 19)

I think I've tried every possible combination of that Verdigris, but I should be more systematic.

I haven't tried turning it off for more than a few minutes - I lost heart when I turned if off and realised the clock was staying on - so I'll try leaving it off overnight tonight.

Imp, that's exactly the controls of my oven! Seems like the keywords to search are 'six button oven' so I'll see if that gets me anywhere.

ragdoll - 03 Sep 2021 07:22:08 (#8 of 19)

And thanks everyone!

FrankieTeardrop - 03 Sep 2021 13:51:09 (#9 of 19)

I moved house in January and the logos on the buttons of the Gorenje oven were all wiped clean. No manual could be found online so I emailed Gorenje with the model number and they sent me the manual.

Would be worth emailing Candy for the same.

ragdoll - 03 Sep 2021 18:19:13 (#10 of 19)

Thank you, good idea.

Cavewoman - 03 Sep 2021 23:55:33 (#11 of 19)

The timer on my whizz-bang bluetooth-enabled cooker (seriously - who TF lives like that?) is so complex that I refuse to use it. It requires 5 hand movements to set, or 6 if hours as well as minutes are involved. I bought an old-fashioned clockwork one that hangs over the cooker. One swift hand movement and it's set. Much more efficient.

Verdigris - 04 Sep 2021 00:00:27 (#12 of 19)

The programmer on my gas boiler is so complicated, even after reading the fucking manual, that I just use the thermostat dial and the on/off switch to control it.

The plumber says he's never found anyone who could figure it out, so it's not just my lack of intelligence.

ragdoll - 05 Sep 2021 09:25:45 (#13 of 19)

The actual timer to put the oven off and on again I figured out without the manual (definitely an advantage of a basic model, rather than Cavey's all bells and whistles version), but what's causing this weekly alarm is driving me mad. I turned it off at the wall over 36 hours ago and the clock is still on.

Googling/youtubing six button ovens hasn't got me any further, so time to email Candy I think.

ragdoll - 05 Sep 2021 09:28:28 (#14 of 19)

Thing like that make me so angry, Verdigris. By the fact that we all choose to communicate on this forum we're obviously a highly literate bunch of people (all jokes aside) so anyone with literacy at a more functional level, and any particular learning difficulty, is likely to be hugely scuppered. Step by step pictures are needed.

bossab2 - 05 Sep 2021 10:54:33 (#15 of 19)

I turned it off at the wall over 36 hours ago and the clock is still on.

Maybe its got a separate power feed from the cooker.

Try turning the house mains off for a couple of minutes.

Verdigris - 05 Sep 2021 10:50:05 (#16 of 19)

Sounds like it may have a battery. If that can be found and removed, that might reset the bugger.

bossab2 - 05 Sep 2021 12:00:56 (#17 of 19)

Or it might have a

backup battery

So that it doesnt lose its settings when the power goes off.

JohnIlly - 05 Sep 2021 11:29:54 (#18 of 19)

I wonder why anyone decided that what an oven needs is a facility to sound an alarm once a week. What possible use is that?

Verdigris - 05 Sep 2021 11:30:50 (#19 of 19)

To alert the maid that it is oven cleaning day.

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