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RB787WB1WW Hotpoint Range - Instructions

All installation instructions for RB787WB1WW parts

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All Instructions for the RB787WB1WW
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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.

bake element had burned and started to arc

  • Customer: steven from picayune MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed oven door and racks. removed fan cover to expose elements two retaining screws.removed retaining screws and pulled burned element forward to expose electrical connectors.unconnected slide on connectors from old element and pushed leads onto new element and re-assembled.

The old element blew up

  • Customer: Douglas from Acampo CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed both racks, removed two screws holding element in. Removed two screws holding wires on element. Drilled holes in new element where the push-on connectors are attached so I could attach the oven wires to the new element. Attached the wires and screwed the element to the oven. Fit perfectly and the temperature of the oven matches the control knob finally!

Thanks.

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
  • 2 of 7 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.

No problems encountered.

  • Customer: Richard from Menifee CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 10 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.

bake element did not heat

  • Customer: Patti from Carnation WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
shut off power, removed self tapping nuts, removed element, put new element in, re-attached nuts.

no power going to burner when switch is on, switch bad

  • Customer: Robert from Woolwich Twp. NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the easy instructions and everything went well. I had the new switch installed in about 30 minutes. My wires were different colors than on the instructions but it was still easy to figure out where the wires went on the new switch. Just do not be in a hurry and make sure you measure before you break off the extension bar. My knob fit on the new switch without any of the parts that came with the switch.

The heating element just stared sparking and then went out.

  • Customer: Cheryl from Albion ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered it on line and it was easy to fix, I had it done before my husband came home from work. I just undid the old one and pushed the new one on. I have to stay ordering from here was alot cheapier

Burner only worked on High and very low temperature setting.

  • Customer: William from Duvall WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 1 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Your "virtual repairman" was fantastic. I would have purchased the wrong part without trhe diagnostic service. It said that 53% of the time the infinite switch was the problem. In my case it was 100%. Why I put up with this problem for 6 years I will never know.

Repair job was easy but longer than the 15 minutes that it said it would take.

The small element blew out consequently shorting out the infinite switch.

  • Customer: Susan from Bend OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
The very first thing we did was turned the circuit breaker off and unplugged the range.
My husband removed the back panel and unplugged the switch. Drew a diaghram of the color coded wires. When we received the new one he broke the extension bar off to fit the knob, plugged it in and we were back in business. It was very easy for my husband as he is a mechanic (millwright). However, if you are mechanically inclined it is an easy fix.

burned oven bulb

  • Customer: Ivanka from Atlantra GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 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.

Bake element started sparking while preheating oven. Melted element in half.

  • Customer: Colleen from Justin TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First I shut off the power at the power box. Second I removed two screws in metal plate. Third I unplugged the two wires. Repeated steps backwards and it works great.

Knob/switch would not turn right front burner on at all!

  • Customer: William from West Liberty KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled range out from the wall. Unplugged cord from outlet. Removed old knob, removed two phillips screws a very top of chrome trim, removed six nut-head screws from back to reveal the switches...removed two set screws from the front at knob base. Visually checked to make sure wiring post of new switch matched the old one. There was enough slack in the wiring to remove one wire at a time and connect it to the new switch in its appropriate place. Put new switch in the panel and secured with the two set screws. Select the bushing that would take up the slack for the old knob to fit on the new switch stem. Held new stem at its base with pliers and used another pair of pliers to snap the stem at appropriate length. (The new stem could not be broken off short enough to have the knob as flush to the panel as the other knobs...this was the only negative factor in the repair) Replaced nut-head screws and phillips screws. I was especially pleased with the quick delivery of the part...even without special shipping rates I received the part in less than 18 hours from the time I ordered it online!
All Instructions for the RB787WB1WW
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