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RB787WB1WW Hotpoint Range - Instructions

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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.

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.

SWICTH STEM BROKEN

  • Customer: FRANK from COPAKE NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
DISCONNECT POWER...REMOVE CONTROL PANEL, PULL WIRE CONNECTORS,[NOTE LOCATION] REMOVE OLD SWITCH, INSTALL NEW, INSTALL WIRES, SNIP STEM TO LENGTH, SET KNOB ... TURN ON POWER - WORKS. [NOTE THIS IS A LIVE PART EVEN WHEN NOT CONNECTED]

bottom trim had rusted out from water build-up

  • Customer: john from buford GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
disassembled bottom trim on oven door.cleaned area of excess rust and installed trim piece.

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.

Oven element burned out

  • Customer: Don from Pocahontas AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnect power to range, remove fan cover (4 screws).
Remove old element (2 screws).
Pull off wires from old element.
Discard old element, clean bottom of oven.
Slip wires on terminals of new element.
Install new element,and fan cover.
Reconnect power.

Element went bad.

  • Customer: Andrew from Tyler TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Used a nut driver and removed to studs and pulled the old element out and disconnected the two wires. Then connected the new element and put the studs back. It was that easy. Great website and it only took 5 minutes to order the part and received it on time. Plus my wife was trying to cook thanksgiving dinner. Thanks

Heating element burnt in half

  • Customer: Rebecca from McKinney TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
My Husband did the repair. It took him longer to prepare the appliance than it did to perform the actual replacement of the bake element! We LOVE the service and the selection found at PartSelect!! Our part arrived within 24 hours!We've recommended you to all our friends and co-workers. Bravo! Thank you again.
All Instructions for the RB787WB1WW
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