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RJ742G*J1 Hotpoint Oven - Instructions

All installation instructions for RJ742G*J1 parts

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All Instructions for the RJ742G*J1
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Replaced bake element after first one burnt out

  • Customer: Gene from Kingwood TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The replacement was simple. I turned off the power to the oven, took out two nuts holding the element in place, unscrewed the element from the power and finished the job in 10 minutes. The company that we called was going to charge nearly $200 to complete this job. I saved a lot of money by doing it my self.

Bottom Heating element broke

  • Customer: Betty from Salem NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered the part on Fri. AM and it arrived Sat. PM! Could not believe how quickly it arrived. Husband replaced the old element and I am baking again! Thank you.

Bake Element burned out after 23 years of use

  • Customer: Christina from Greenwich CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off circuit to oven. Unscrewed two screws holding element in place at back oven wall, pulled out old element and loosened nuts holding it to wiring. Discarded old element. Put new element in place and re-attached nuts to wiring (very simple). Pushed back into place and replaced screws to hold plate to back of oven wall. Turned circuit back on and put oven on to bake to test -- voila, success! Thank you PartSelect.com!

25 year old bake element

  • Customer: RICHARD from Island Lake IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Bake element was getting old, thin and burning hotter in various spots. Ordered new part. Upon arrival, turned off power in the fuse box, 2 screws removed the old bake element from wall of oven. 2 more screws disconnected the power supply. Installed new part, reconnected all 4 screws and turned power back on. Entire job took 15-30 minutes, extremely easy.

Melted cheese dripped onto element and it burned through element causing it to fail.

  • Customer: William from Kingwood TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power to oven and removed screws attaching element to back of oven with a socket wrench. After removing the screws, I pulled element out about six inches and used a screw driver to remove the screws that attached the two electrical wires to the end prongs of the element. After removing old element, I simply reversed the process to install the new element.

Replaced baking element

  • Customer: Kathy from Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First of all I would like to praise PartSelect.
I ordered the part Friday afternoon and it was delivered the next day (Saturday) I couldn't believe it, because I chose the cheapest shipping, probably had something to do with it coming from in state.
First MAKE SURE BREAKER IS OFF, unscrew the old element from the inside of the oven and pulled it out and then unscrew the connection piece,(make sure wires don't fall back through hole once disconnected) re-screwed the new element to the connection pushed it back through the hole and then re-screwed the mount to the inside of the oven. It was that simple by far the easiest home repair I have ever done and I'm a 52 year old women.
Praying before always helps too.

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.

Bake element burned out

  • Customer: Bill from Yucca Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 4 scews from old element and replaced the old element with the new element with the supplyed new screws. It was very easy. The new element works great.

Broiler element burned out

  • Customer: Alyce from Littleton CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The customer service at PartSelect.com is wonderful. They assisted me to located a part for a 40 year old oven. Took only a few minutes to take the old one out and put the new one in. Process was pretty self explanitory.

bake element broke

  • Customer: Alejo from Clifton VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I remove the back plate, pull out the wires, and unscrew the screws and put the new part. The problem that I had was reaching to the back of the oven to remove the screws. Other than that it was very simple.

Still need an other nut to keep broiler support inplcae. Support bar did not come with new screws so I must locate one new one.

  • Customer: Donna from Sinking Spring PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
I took out the old broiler support bar, but it was being held by one screw. I did install the new bar with one screw, but I need to obtain a second screw. I still have not located a second screw, but it is inplace.

Broiler element had flared up and separated

  • Customer: Mark from Richmond VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Simple repair that was complicated by not being able to remove the oven door, leaving a long reach to the element connections in the back of the oven. Other than the accessibility issue, the repair is easy. Remove two scews, pull the element out about 3 inches to access and unscrew the screws holding the wires to the element. Then reverse the process with the new element. But, because of the long reach, there were alot of dropped screws and cussing.

the bake element burned

  • Customer: Rosemarie from Saint Simons Island GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
as you explained in the e.g.
it was the easiest thing to do for my husband, and in 10 minutes I was able to bake again.

Thanks so much for the fast delivery!!!
Sincerely Rosemarie Ressel

old element blew up

  • Customer: David from Chester Springs PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Toughest chore was to find a tool to remove the two hex screws that held the element to the back of the oven. Once I found the proper tool, the rest was easy. Pulled the circuit breaker, removed the two hex screws, disconnected the two electrical leads and put the new part in and did everything in reverse. Probably saved over $100 doing it myself.

Oven wouldn't heat

  • Customer: Peter from Sacramento CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First I shut off the circuit breaker for the oven then removed the screws that hold the element in place. The element was pulled out about 3 inches and unscrewed the 2 screws to disconnect the two wires. Upon receipt of the new element, I simply reversed the above process and the oven performed like new. Very easy, very quick and very grateful to have the oven operating again and it was a very inexpensive fix.
All Instructions for the RJ742G*J1
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