An Introduction to Repairs and Spares

Most teasmades are easy for the amateur mechanic to maintain and repair. If you would like to try to repair one yourself you can find several helpful articles in the Care and Repair category.

If you’d rather not get mechanical, a good local clock repairer is normally your first port of call.

Still stuck? Try Patrick at Clock Repairs and More at Clevedon Craft Centre on the edge of Clevedon near Bristol, telephone 07904 491665, see www.clockrepairsandmore.co.uk. If you own a Goblin you could try Hawkins Electrical in Penkridge, telephone 01785 714956. Gordon Hawkins carries a large stocks of parts, including many bought direct from Goblin when their models became obsolete.

Spare parts and teapots for vintage teasmades are no longer manufactured. Your options are:

  • Long established electrical shops holding old stocks in their store rooms. If you own a Goblin you could try Hawkins Electrical in Penkridge, telephone 01785 714956. Gordon Hawkins carries a large stocks of parts, including many bought direct from Goblin when their models became obsolete.
  • Ebay – look for single parts for sale, and complete vintage teasmades which can be cannibalised.
  • Clock repairers may hold standard parts in stock.

If your teasmade is past repairing or you don’t think it’s worth selling, please don’t chuck it out! Electronic timers can be used if you have an irreparable clock motor (US or UK) or a teasmade without a clock. Failing that, your model might be just the one somebody needs to add to their own collection on break for spares.