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RB787WB1WW Hotpoint Range - Instructions

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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.

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.

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.

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.

SWICTH STEM BROKEN

  • Customer: FRANK from COPAKE NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 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]

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.

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
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
disassembled bottom trim on oven door.cleaned area of excess rust and installed trim piece.

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
  • 1 of 6 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.

The control knob stem broke off when I moved the stove.

  • Customer: Jonathan from Harvard MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I located and removed 2 sets of hex-head screws under the front lip of the cooktop, then lifted the entire cooktop to access the burner controls. Removed the wires and taped them, and took out the old control after removing 2 phillips head screws. Installed replacement part easily. Only tricky part is that the various shaft adapters don't quite work with my knob. I'll fix it completely with a bit of epoxy and the adapters they sent.
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