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RB787WB1WW Hotpoint Range - Instructions

All installation instructions for RB787WB1WW parts

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Burner wouldn't operate

  • Customer: Linda from Hindman KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Took Switch panel off range. Disconnected Infinite switch. Reinstalled infinite switch.. Replaced panel. Repair was very simple and self explainatory.
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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 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.

Bottom wall oven heating element failed

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Pawling NY
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
While I appreciate all the various parts available from PartSelect, I was disappointed that the only heater element that was approximately the right size and shape for my wall oven had push-on prongs. My original was screw-on.

Thus, I had to (very) carefully drill through the somewhat thick metal tabs to get screws into them. This meant holding the tabs with a pliers while I drilled them out to make sure that I did not break off the tab. Then, I increased the hole size by using increasing diameter drill bits. I let the screws self-tap, but again this was done carefully to avoid breaking off the tabs. Finally, I found that the part of the new heater element going through the back wall of the oven was an inch or so longer than the original. This did not seem to cause a problem of overheating outside the oven. At least not so far!

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.

The element on oven caught on fire and burned into.

  • Customer: Gladys from Mears MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
took 2 screws out removed old element, put new element in and put the 2 screws back in. All worked great and I baked bread that same day. The service was fantastic, and $40.oo cheaper than the appliance store I checked with.

No problems encountered.

  • Customer: Richard from Menifee CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Used nutdriver to remove screws holding cover over oven light socket, unclipped electrical connectors, removed socket by hand, then reversed the foregoing. Easy.

Relay in control sticking - 2nd replacement in 10 yrs

  • Customer: Manzer from Frenchville ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled stove and unplugged electric cable. Unscrewed the top rear panel. Made a diagram of the wiring (with colors) to match with the new control. Unscrewed the 4 screws holding the control. Removed the plastic faceplate that was on old control and matched it on the new one (in the correct orientation so that it was not upside-down when placed on stove - so you can see the writing is right-side up from the front of the stove. I then screwed it in place and attached the wires following the diagram. I made sure that all the wiring was in the correct place and not pinched anywhere or touching other items. I the put the rear panel back in, plugged the electric cable back in and pushed the stove back in place slowly and made sure that the electric cable was flat on the floor so that the bottom drawer would not touch it when it was opened and closed.
The END ! Simple.

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-on light blinking when turned off.

  • Customer: Jonathan from Durham NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The initial symptom involved the heating elements turning off and on rapidly once high temperatures were reached. After cycling power to the range this went away for a few weeks. When the symptom reappeared, it involved the oven-on light turning on and off, even when the oven control was in the off position. This persisted after a power-cycle so I decided to replace the control board. The actual repair was quite easy. The hardest part was removing the sheet with the button labels from the old unit (I ended up inserting a knife and twisting it to separate the adhesive, which is only around the edges) and fixing it to the new unit in the proper position. The latter would have been much easier if I had realized up front that there are handy guide ridges against which to align it! Like another person whose repair story I read, the existing wire colors were not all an exact match. However each connector's function was clearly labeled on the PCB of the old board, so I had no trouble matching them up (line voltage was red, not black, and broil was blue, not purple). The only other difficulty I encountered was that the old yellow bake wire had a plastic guard on the connector and this did not fit in the appropriate hole on the new unit. I merely pried the guard off with a small screwdriver and used the bare spade-connector, which fit in the hole nicely. There was a small amount of exposed wire left, so i wrapped it in electrical tape although I doubt that was necessary.
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