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RB787WB1WW Hotpoint Range - Instructions

All installation instructions for RB787WB1WW parts

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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.

Bake element arched and burned

  • Customer: Nancy from Westport NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First, we ordered the part on Sunday afternoon online. It was here by Tuesday morning. We unplugged the oven and removed the screws holding the element in place and the electrical contacts. That was the toughest part because it's hard to get in the oven and they were baked on pretty well. We had to drill holes in the bake element. Be careful not to drill them too big, so the screw will fit snug and make contact. We screwed the bake element to the contacts, then back to the over, plugged it in and turned it on. The temperature is more constant and steady than ever, and the oven heats much faster. We were impressed and happy to avoid replacing the whole stove.

Oven wouldn't heat

  • Customer: Robert from Westland MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I pulled the element out about three inches and
disconnected the two wires. The screw holes in the new element would not accommodate the old screw size so I enlarged the holes to fit. Connected two wires and replaced two screws that hold element in place. End of story.

Oven wouldn't heat

  • Customer: Thomas from Tunbridge VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I unpluged the appliance. Then I removed the cover from the back of the range. I then disconnected the two wires from the element. I then removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then removed the old element and reversed the process to install the new one.

Bake element caught fire and broke in two

  • Customer: William J from Hinesburg VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the two screws which mount the element to the back of the stove.
The old element had screws connecting the wires to the heat element. The new element needed female electro-terms, so I crimped the appropriate electro terms on. If you need to do this make sure you use the correct electro-terms based on the wire size from the stove.
Installed new element in 2 minutes.
Parts Select had the part here within two days with standard ground shipping. Very impressed with service.
A clearer description of how the part connected to the wires from the stove would have been helpful.

oven wouldnt heat

  • Customer: EDWARD from PITTSBURGH PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
baking element went bad. removed the 2 screws holding it in place. unscrewed the 2 connected wires. took the new element which is a plug in type and drilled holes to fit the screws. had to do this as the exact part needed is no longer made. works fine.

Bake element was broken

  • Customer: Tim from Beltsville MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
It was so simple looking, I had it shipped to the tenants of the house. They swapped it out easily, and were happy to get back to baking.

lower oven coil caught on fire and then wouldn't work (shock)

  • Customer: Mico from Oro Valley AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws holding the element in place and pulled it out, then pulled the wires from the element out. Very easy. When I got the new part, it seemed like it would be simple. I plugged the new wires back in and started to push it in place to screw it in. Unfortunately, there was a big spark and everything died. I was afraid I had crossed the wires, and I'm still not sure how one is supposed to tell which wire plugs in to which holder in the oven. Luckily, I discovered that I had simply blown a fuse. Problem solved, everything works.

Burned out Bake Element, oven would not heat.

  • Customer: Gary from Delevan NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Of course the first thing is to turn off the breaker, Unplug the appliance, pull the two electric feed wires off the old element. Then remove the four screws that hold the fan guard in, After that the two screws that held the Bake Element in place. Then reverse the process to install the New Element. Took about twenty mins. from start to finish. Just Like New. And thanks to Parts Select for their prompt service, Had the new part in two business days.

oven light burnt out

  • Customer: William from Schwenksville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 8 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

rusted trim strip

  • Customer: Larry from Sarasota FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
remove screws, re-install screws

50 year old oven bake element died

  • Customer: Melanie from Charlottesville VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
After staring at the online pictures of possible replacement bake elements, trying to count the number of squares to figure the length and width of available oven bake elements (some of the pics had listed measurement some did not), I settled on a push on element, since there were no matching screw in elements that appeared to come close to the measurements needed. Since it was a push on, I had to drill out the holes a bit more to fit the screws which took some time and finesse. It appears to works and it at least has enabled me to put off my bigger decision of buying a newer oven for a bit.

Still need an other nut to keep broiler support inplcae. Support bar did not come with new screws so I must locate one new one.

  • Customer: Donna from Sinking Spring PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
I took out the old broiler support bar, but it was being held by one screw. I did install the new bar with one screw, but I need to obtain a second screw. I still have not located a second screw, but it is inplace.
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