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RJ742G*J1 Hotpoint Oven - Instructions

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Broiler electrical heating element burn-out.

  • Customer: Raymond ` from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Just re-connected the electrical. Was the exact/correct replacement part. Repair successful. Thanks.

Lower heat element in over needed replacement.

  • Customer: JOHN from BROOKFIELD CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed worn out element - (two hex screws in rear of oven, pulled out the old. Fastened the new.

heating element

  • Customer: Robert from Nocona TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the back part off with a screw driver,then I took the old heating element outby unscrewing the screws pulled it off then put the new one in. Replaced the back part by replacing the screws. That was it,simple.

blown element

  • Customer: steven from ketchum ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed screws with driver,connected leads by hand then tighten with screwdriver,,then re tightened nuts,all good

Light bulb failure

  • Customer: Grant from Alexandria VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Received the part the day after ordering. Appreciated the quick service and repair took less than a minute.

burnt out/split oven element

  • Customer: Pamela from Palos Park IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is for the top oven...Unscrewed 2 nuts holding the assembly in place. Carefully pulled out the broken element. Unscrewed the 2 screws that holds the wires. replace with new element. Repacked the insulation and put it back together. All in about 5 minutes. Worth the time and money!!!

Replace bottom heating element

  • Customer: Mark from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed step by step aloredy posted and worked great. Need to have the right site wrench!

The old element burned into the week we needed to bakee cookies for my granddaughters dance class cookie sale.

  • Customer: Terry from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The new element was delivered within 48 hours of my order. I followed everyones adivice on the website and it only took about 20 min. to replace. Baked the cookies time and had a great sale for the dance class.

Burned out Bake element

  • Customer: Charles from Livingston NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First and foremost turn off the circuit breaker to your electric oven. Remove old bake element by removing retaining screws located on back wall of the oven. Screws are hex head, so easiest tool to use is fitting socket wrench. Unfortunately these screws were rusted and I should have cleaned them up at this time since no replacement screws are included. Pulled unit forward and removed screws to electric wires. Put new element in position and replaced all screws in reverse order. Turned breakers on. Works perfectly.

element was burned out

  • Customer: Maureen from Portola Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the lower oven baking element. The part came in one day, and it was very easy to remove the old part and replace it with the new. Great service! Thanks.

Burnt out oven element

  • Customer: kimberly from hollister CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed the nuts , pulled the element out , put the new one in and screwed on the nuts. easy peasy.

Oven element failure

  • Customer: Rob from Chesterfield MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Our oven element arced, melted and caused a 1 hour heat cycle to reach 200 degrees. I looked online to replace the part, but my oven is from 1987. The part from Part Select matched (I triple checked) and hoped it would work. I used a chair to hold the open oven door, instead of removing the entire door. I fastened it with duct tape and padding. Working inside the oven is hard to reach, so I knew I would lean on the door. I set up a Craftsman work halogen work light to allow for best visibility. a few items to note:-be sure to turn of the breaker, have extra tools handy. My replacement element had screws that would not work, I had to use my Craftsmen set up sockets to replace the new element. This is a great time to clean out your oven. Overall the job only took about 40 minutes, set up and break down included. $25 and my time was sure better than buying a new oven.-Rob

Burnt out element

  • Customer: Gregory from Hiram GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I turned off power at fuse box, removed retaining screws from the back, swapped wires from old units to new exactly, replaced the retaining screws, turned power back on and tested unit. Took less than 30 min to complete both elements. PartSelect = GREAT SERVICE, PARTS FIT, GREAT PRICE. What more could you ask. THANK YOU.

Burnt out broiler element in oven

  • Customer: Ronald from Silver Spring MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Broiler element failed catastrophically (with light flashes) while in use (1986 GE self-clean oven/four burner stovetop). Part number embossed on element plate - very difficult to see - took digital photo while still in oven and magnified. Easy to search for part. Good price, prompt delivery. Removal of old and install new awkward because of access angle and my decreasing nimbleness, as well as oven control thermocouple and support bracket in way. But no technical difficulties. Hex head metal screws holding in element; Notched phillips metal screws holding bracing bracket (easier to put element in by removing one side of bracket). Screws difficult to remove as in much used oven 26 years, and thermocouple partially blocking socket ratchet wrench. Would have been easier with 1/4" short extension. Before detaching element, I used twist ties around the leads tied to a large plastic clip so as not to lose them into oven back. PartSelect part was made by GE, not secondary source. Perfect replacement for this old part - still available.

Element burned out.

  • Customer: ANDRE from VALLIANT OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened breaker to kill power to unit and removed element. Reverse procedure and back to baking. Had no idea that i would find the correct part still in existence. Oh what a relief.
All Instructions for the RJ742G*J1
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