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RB787WB1WW Hotpoint Range - Instructions

All installation instructions for RB787WB1WW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the range repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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burned oven bulb

  • Customer: Ivanka from Atlantra, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest part was taking out original light bulb because screws on shield where hard to unscrew after all this years . The old bulb vent out leaving neck in socket. It took narrow electrical pliers to get neck out .The generic appliance bulb did not fit and had aluminum neck ,not recommended for brass sockets in ovens.Putting new light bulb in was not the problem.

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 2 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!

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 (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 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.

infinite switch would not shut off at times.

  • Customer: Ervin from Milford, DE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
First shut the power to the stove,then had to slide the stove out so I could get at the back to remove the panel screws.Once you have the back off remove the knob on the front.Under the knob is 2 phillips screws that you need to remove.Next I took the new switch and matched up the wires to the old switch.Reinstall is the reverse.Once the switch is in place you must remove the excess shaft to match the length of the old one.This is done with the use of 2 pliers,you grasp the shaft with both pliers and snap it off where you need it.The kit comes with spacers so you have got to match up the right one so the switch is solid on the shaft.This finishes the project,next turn the power back on and check that all is working ok.Job finished.

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.

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 5 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.

No problems encountered.

  • Customer: Richard from Menifee, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 15 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.

Halogen element staying on

  • Customer: Arthur from Indian Harbour Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
removed the end caps from the stove panel, unscrewed the back, unscrewed the old switch, CAREFULLY noting which wire went to which terminal, removed the wires.
Reversed the process. took a little longer because I felt compelled to do a thorough cleaning while I was there.

the bottom of my biscuits would not brown

  • Customer: Debra from Adel, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
saw when heating the stove up the bottom element wasn't getting hot. got part number and looked up online and ordered

Bake element broke into pieces!

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Mason, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered to correct part from PartSelect with relative ease given I know nothing about oven repair. What's even more amazing, my wife who is not mechanically-minded, took the element home and replaced the broken one in 15 minutes with nothing but a pair of pliers. We live 22 miles from town so a repairman would have cost over $100 just to show up. Total cost = $36!

Element burned through

  • Customer: Jason from Arlington, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
With the oven unplugged, I removed the protective plate from the back of the oven, and then I unplugged the old element from the contacts. There were two screws holding in the element inside the oven- after unscrewing these, the old element slid right in. After reconnecting everything and plugging the oven back in, all was good. Pretty simple.

Had to replace the baking element, which had burnt up.

  • Customer: James from New Palestine, IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the cover plate, pulled the element out, removed the screws holding the wires in place, but then I had to enlarge the screw holes on the new element in order to fit the screws into the new element. Took a while with an awl to enlarge ther two holes. Connected the new element, pushed it back in and replaced the cover plate. Worked great.

Bake element burned a hole in the element

  • Customer: Emerson F from Cambridge, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First 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.
Very simple and easly job.

Old Bake Element was corroded, broke in two

  • Customer: David from Champaign, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First, used the nutdriver to remove the two screws that hold the element. Then pulled out the element 4 inches. Disconnected the two wires from the old element and discarded it. Connected the wires to the new element and tightened them a bit by squeezing with pliers (not too tight, but just enough so they won't disconnect easily). Pushed the wires back through the insulation and screwed the two nuts back in place, making adjustments so that the element is level.

I had a great experience with part select. The part was easy to find and arrive within two days in perfect conditions. Everything went smoothly with the repair and the element is working very well.

Heat Element Went Out

  • Customer: latasha from midway, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I first read the repair stories on this website. I turned off the power to the range in the power box. I removed the 2 screws, pulled out the old heat element a little, then disconnected the wires from the connectors. I just reversed the steps to put the new one in and viola. Really simple. Parts came really fast too. At first I ordered the wrong part b/c I didn't look up the part using the model number, I just went by t he picture and the manf. name. I returned that and got refunded promptly, so make sure you order by model number b/c parts are made different for each appliance model.
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