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RF502GH1 Hotpoint Oven - Instructions

All installation instructions for RF502GH1 parts

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

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Have tried 3 different store-bought drip pan sets over the past year. None of them laid flat.

  • Customer: Jennifer from Saginaw MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 9 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Simple installation of new pans and all are level! Thank heaven! Thank you, PartSelect!

old burners gone bad

  • Customer: D. Cake from Spencerville OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
tries brazing ends back onto posts...it did work but still not as good as I wanted. Bit the bullet for 100.00 and bought 2 new burners and drip pans. Only regret was not buying the two smaller burners with pans. Smaller ones still work but the new ones work like brand new and an added benefit is they make the stove look brand new!! Very pleased with decision to buy!

Replacing the bulb in the freezer side

  • Customer: Yafa (and David) from Bothell WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the ice brucket,
Removed the light shield by releasing one screw using a nutdriver.
Replacing the bulb and reinstalled the light shield.

Your web site is one of the best and most helpfull service sites I ever used. Just wish that in the future you will ship parts overseas.

two large burners wouldn't heat or would smoke even after cleaning

  • Customer: Lois from KNOXVILLE TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
i really wanted a new stove, but budget wouldn't permit; so just had to insert the new ones and they work great with level cooking.

Burners would not lay flat

  • Customer: Alfred from Forest VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the burner elements, removed and disposed of old drip pans, cleaned the area, relaced with new drip pans and replaced the burner elements. Verified all burners were level - good as the day it was new!

oven light burnt out

  • Customer: William from Schwenksville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
1. Unscrewed glass cover on bulb
2. Removed old bulb
3. Screwed in new bulb
4. Replaced glass cover
5. Mixed drink & baked cupcakes

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 4 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.

Lower Bake Element Died

  • Customer: Kitty from Marion NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Step 1--cut power to the unit off at the breaker box! Step 2--take a deep breath and dive in. The most difficult part, after getting over the fear, was unscrewing the old unit from the back plate -- been there a LONG time. Step 3, slowly pull the old part forward to see the wires on either side of the old coil. Note how the 'clips' attach to the ends. Remove the old unit, being careful not to bend the clips. Slide the new part into the stove. Attach the clips until click securely--be careful not to bend; make sure the clips are secure or you risk losing the wire inside the stove. Once the clips are secure, gently and slowly slide the ends into the holes. The wires and ends will glide into a hole such that the plates on the part align with the back of the stove. Use the old screws and attach the face plate of the part to the back of the stove. The part may rest slightly above the bottom of the stove; this will resolve itself as the part 'adjusts' to the new environment. Turn the breaker back on and turn on the stove. There may be a slight odor the firs time the unit is used; I suggest leaving the door open and heat the coil completely for about 20 minutes. Should be ready to go. (The old unit should be discarded; ask your recycle team if they accept electronic parts or alert the garbage guys that the old part is in the weekly trask.)

Bake unit burned out

  • Customer: Tracy from Whitehall NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I'm a female so first instinct was to hire this job out until I came looking for the part price. I followed other folks instruction, unplugging the stove, removed the holding screws [2] inside using a nut driver, being careful to not allow the wires to slip into the back wall of the stove, pulled the element forward and unfastened the wires from the bake unit. Inserted the wires onto the new unit, lifted the unit up a bit to get the correct angle to slide it all back in place, returned the holding screws to position, plugged the stove back in, turned it on and viola - an cheap, easy, satisfying repair job. Thank you for all of the tips. I saved over a hundred dollars and learned a skill.

Really, really grungy drip bowls

  • Customer: Donna from Brownfield TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Threw away old drip bowls, cleaned the top of the range, put on new bowls! So easy, a cave man could do it! All kidding aside, took knobs off and soaked them in hot soapy water for a while, cleaned part of stove behind knobs, cleaned under the burners, put it all back together, and while it doesn't look a new stove because it's at least 20 yrs old, looks 100% better. I think I can live with it for a while until I get brave enough to remodel my kitchen. Soooooo scary.....

Oven would not get very hot.

  • Customer: Michael from Cincinnati OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions from a previous customer posted on your web site. The only tip I would add is make sure you get a snug connection on the element with the connectors on the wires. I used a pair of needle nose pliers and gave it a little squeeze. My concern was I didn't want the wires to come off when I pushed them back through the wall behind the insulation. We are having pizza tonight!

Element burned out

  • Customer: Michael from Manistique MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
nutdriver to remove unplugged ends plugged ends of new one metal screws thats it

Finish coming off of bowls

  • Customer: Robert from Ledyard CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed burner from each one. removed drip bowl. Inserted new bowl. Replaced burner. Excellent help from order people so I got the correct bowl was irreplacable.

replacement of bake heating element

  • Customer: Layne from New Kensington PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
No instructions for installation came w/ part. Used some instruction from order web site that someone else had submitted. Once I figured out how the new part connected to the oven's wiring, it was a very easy to install. If you need to ever replace the bake unit all you need to do are basically 5 things: 1. Using a nut driver, remove the nut at each of the connection points of the old bake heating element (these are located at the back of the stove). 2. Slowly and gently pull the old element towards you until you see the wires that connect it to the back of the stove emerge from their holes. 3. Gently pull up the ends of the old bake unit which will remove it from the vertical wiring posts--don't let the wired posts slip back into the holes at the back of the oven--I used a little strip of tape to keep them from sliding back into their holes. 4. Gently slip the posts (one at a time) of the new bake unit down and over the vertical wiring posts connectors (press all the way down over the wiring posts) then w/ both hands gently squeeze both of the bake unit ends at the same time and slowly push them back into their holes until the fastening plates press against the back wall of the oven. 5. Align the nut holes, replace nuts and tighten them. I turned the oven on to make sure it worked and let it heat up for a 1/2 hour. Everything worked fine. Don't let this repair intimidate you--just use the right tools, take a deep breath, go slow and be gentle. I'm not in any way mechanically inclined and I did it--so can you.

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.
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