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RB787WB1WW Hotpoint Range - Instructions

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For months, the broiler would not work. Then randomly, it went on and would not turn off. This resulted in smoke and black cookies. Also, the timer stopped working.

  • Customer: Barbara from Clinton CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
The repair went quickly. First, I switched off the circuit breaker. Then, after lifting off the oven door to lighten the stove, I pulled it away from the wall for easy access to the part. I pulled off the oven control knob. WIth my socket wrench, I removed the 6 or so screws from the back cover of the stove. Now, I was able to see the clock timer and switch. Just a few phillips screws held it in place. I removed it, and struggled just a bit to remove the wires from their attachments to the old part. I wired the new part, one wire at a time, carefully comparing the function of the wires, not just the colors of the wires, using the clear and simple diagram that was included with the part. A sharp knife under the edge of the faceplate of the old part allowed me to pry it off and reuse it. Thus, I had my up and down arrows, the labels for clock and timer. It didn't shatter, as I feared. In fact, that faceplate was held on with only a small area of adhesive around the edge. I placed the faceplate from the old part over the front of the new part, alligned it in the opening and tightened it down with the screws I had removed. I replaced the oven knob. I switched on the breaker. The broiler worked, the timer worked. I felt powerful. I unexpectedly impressed my teenage children with my skills here, as I replaced the back cover of the stove, and set it back in it's place then replaced the oven door.
The replacement part was the same but with some differences in internal shape. This did not affect the fit. The wiring configuration was not the same. This added to my time as I had never done this before and needed to feel completely confident before proceding. The part came with a clear diagram of the wiring-- ground, line in, broiler, and oven. 4 attachments. The 3 ground wires are joined to one connector in my stove. A careful look was enough to assure me that though my colors were not the same, the basics were the same.
I feel this was a simple job. My stove and oven look and work like new.
And my husband thinks I'm amazing.

Replacing the bulb in the freezer side

  • Customer: Yafa (and David) from Bothell WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the ice brucket,
Removed the light shield by releasing one screw using a nutdriver.
Replacing the bulb and reinstalled the light shield.

Your web site is one of the best and most helpfull service sites I ever used. Just wish that in the future you will ship parts overseas.

Lightning had knocked out the oven \/clock control

  • Customer: R. J. from Richmond VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the back to gain access to the control board. Then I unplugged each wire on the old control and plugged it in on the new control - one at a time. Then removed the old control, removed the face from the old control and put it on the new one. Next I installed the new control and replaced the back. Job completed - oven works great.

My previous heating element, broke while a family member was trying to clean it.

  • Customer: Ricky from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
This was so easy. First pull stove out and disconnect plug in from the wall. Then, I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires. Then I installed the new one in reverse order.

hard to get the wires out , and screws dont line up like the original

  • Customer: Robert from Nashville TN
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
When I pulled the old element out only one of the wires was visible, the other wire was still connected and after pulling a few times it came out , but the wire connector wasnt visible and I had to dig around in the small opening to find it (2 hours worth of digging and pulling) I finally got a hold of the wire and pulled it through and was able to connect it to the element, had to bend the metal around the opening to be able to get my finger in there and find the wire, The screws that hold the element in place wernt the same as the original so i just have it pushed up in place but it seems to work ok , took way longer than i thought it would.

oven light burnt out

  • Customer: William from Schwenksville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
1. Unscrewed glass cover on bulb
2. Removed old bulb
3. Screwed in new bulb
4. Replaced glass cover
5. Mixed drink & baked cupcakes

replaced more for cosmetic reasons

  • Customer: Glenda from Port Richey FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Your support team helped tremendously in ordering the parts. Parts arrived in only 2 days. Upon taking the door off the oven we had to remove several screws, then more screws. Was able to take it almost fully apart, replace old broken parts with new. Putting it back together was like a puzzle. We did it though and saved money! Thanks

Oven stop heating

  • Customer: Teresa from Fort Worth TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I went online to find the part. I also found a how-todo it self installation instructions. So, I thought I would try it. I pulled the stove out and unplugged it. It took me 2 days to try and remove the screws. They wouldn't budge. On the second day, I was about to give up. I tried to loosen the screws again. It finally moved!! So, I kept at it. Took me about 10 mins on the first screw. Then another 10 or 15 minutes on the second one. Once I took the screws off, I didn't know how to remove the wires. I kept picking at them for about 5 minutes, and it was easy then. Removed the old bake element. Then connected the new element wires, put the screws back in (not tight). Plugged it up and tested it. It worked!!!!!! I've never did anything like this before. If the screws wouldn't have been so hard to remove;it would have went a lot better.

Bottom oven rack had been NUKED!

  • Customer: Ronald from Thornton CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
This is far to simple to even be a worthy story ,other than that the cause is a bit interesting. My wife had placed a plastic cutting board and some meat into the oven to get it away from my counter-cruising dog.
Later, without remembering the cutting board she turned the oven on to "broil." Hmmmm...

REPAIR:
Open oven door
Put in new rack
Close door

storage drawer mis alighment

  • Customer: bobby from carmel AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Removed items from drawer, removed drawer, replaced the two slide inserts and the two aligment guide inserts.Works as it should

Right front burner out.

  • Customer: Larry from Prairie Village KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Ever the optimist, I'd replaced the burner on this relic of another time to no effect. That left the switch. You guys should know that when a burner element goes bad it can take out the switch. I should have put a meter on it. Wehn I looked for a replacement a few months ago there were still factory parts available, but they were $80 or so and I wasn't inclined to risk that on a 40 year old range. I offered to replace the raange for my daughter as a Christmas present but she like this old thing. It was an unusual size with a pan storage compartment on the left. I went on line and found this universal replacement for about $25 delivered. What the heck. I ordered it and it arrived within a week. I pulled the stove out, killed the breaker, pulled the knob off, used a nut driver to take ther rear panel off, two phillips screws under the knob hold the switch in. The terminals on the old switch are in a slightly different order but are clearly marked L1, L2, H1, H2 and P. The P is the power and has a smaller terminal so you can't put it on the wrong one. Just examine the old switch ( it was marked the same way) take off the L1 and put in on the L1 of the new switch and so on, make sure you use the correct knob adapter to fit your old knob and break the switch stem to the correct length. It will break easilly if you hold it with one pliers and break it with another. Screw the new switch in place with he old screws. At this point, I closed the breakers and tested it. It worked fine. I turned the breakers off again. Buttoned it up and slid the stove back into place. 20 minutes tops. Great product. Good for another forty years.

light bulb went out in my oven

  • Customer: Janet from Ada MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
My husband took the plastic cover off and took out old bulb and screwed in the new one. Then put the cover back on.

Old bake element was burnt out.

  • Customer: Jason from Cincinnati OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Flipped off the breaker for the stove. There were two screws holding the old element in place. Removed those, pulled the element out a little to expose two wires, disconnected those, swapped in the new element, reconnected the wires, and screwed it back into place. Flipped the breaker back on and voila! Barely more difficult than changing a lightbulb.

Oven wouldn't bake - visible damage to heating element

  • Customer: Mark from Billerica MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged oven. Pulled out from wall and removed backside access panel. Unplugged 2 stake-on connectors connected to element. From front side of oven, removed fan guard using 1/4 inch nutdriver. Gained access to and removed two screws holding in element. Pulled element out. For installation, reverse process.

The bake element stopped working in my oven

  • Customer: Amy from Grand Island NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This was extremely easy! I unscrewed two screws, pulled out the old element, inserted the new element and screwed the screws back in. Also, this part came very quickly through the mail. If needed, I will definitely use this site for repairs again.
All Instructions for the RB787WB1WW
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