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RK38G*J3 Hotpoint Oven - Instructions

All installation instructions for RK38G*J3 parts

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element quit working

  • Customer: Wilbur from Taylorville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Unhooked electrical wiring from unit and rehooked new unit to electrical wiring.

broken knobs

  • Customer: David from Williston VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
pushed on the new knobs.
thanks fore having the parts.

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.

The bake element had burned out.

  • Customer: Randolph from Rolla MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
1. Make sure electricity is off!
2. Remove 2 screws at rear of oven where the bake element is attached.
3. Pull out far enough to remove the 2 screws where the wires attach.
4. Lift out the old element and set the new one in.
5. Reattach the wires.
6. Reattach the element to the rear of the stove.
7. Turn electricity back on.

clock and timer knobs crACKED AND BROKEN

  • Customer: Karen from Grosse Pointe Park MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
scissors and opened bag. determined that all three knobs were identical. aligned slots on each knob with flanges on each shaft.
snapped each knob into place.
Did a happy dance of empowerment around the kitchen. ( knobs had been broken for at least 5 years).
used timer to avoid burning christmas cookies.
Have a Merry one!!!

Bake Element had burned out

  • Customer: Carol from Sterling VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
shut off electricity to the range, removed the screws holding the element in place, pulled the element out as far as it would go, removed the screws holding the wires in place, tossed the old element, attached the wires to the new element, pushed the element back into place and reattached the screws holding the element in place. Turned the electricity back on and the oven heated right up.

Also, the part arrived the day after I ordered it. Great Price & Great Service.

oven light burnt out

  • Customer: William from Schwenksville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 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

Gasket around rim of oven broke while cleaning

  • Customer: Dorothy from Santa Rosa CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Son-in-law unscrewed oven compartment; broken gasket was easy enough to remove and new gasket easy to replace; only problem was oven door would not shut tight. Tried shoving gasket harder into groove, tried turning on oven and heating new gasket to see if it would soften. Finally got it to close by pushing hard on left side of oven and inside light would at least go off and stay off.

OVEN/ NO HEAT

  • Customer: A K from LITHIA SPRINGS GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
PARTSELECT MADE THIS JOB A BREEZE. DUE TO THE USER FRIENDLY

PROCESS TO ORDER AND RECEIVE THE PART. I REPAIRED THE

STOVE AFTER TURNING OFF THE BREAKER IN THE MAIN BOX.

THERE WERE TWO SCREWS THAT HELD THE BAKING UNIT IN PLACE,

REMOVED THEM AND THEN REPLACED WITH NEW UNIT.

Up to 1 hour for oven to preheat

  • Customer: Joel from Avon OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 nuts holding the baking unit to the oven back, removed 2 nuts holding wires in place, installed new unit following procedure backwards. It takes longer to get the tools,take the oven door off, and take racks out than it does to remove and replace the baking unit.

element burned out

  • Customer: Jeff from Westport IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Took off the door, took out the two screws in the back of the element. Then pulled the element forward, then removed the two wires. Then put it all back together with the new element.

bake element disintegrated

  • Customer: Susan from New Lebanon NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
At 76 I no longer do my repairs so I asked my daughter's friend to do it for me.

The baking element was not heatingl

  • Customer: Steven from Minervia OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Took the oven door off first. Then four screws to remove the old burner. I did have to oil two of the screws so I could loosen them.

Replacing the bake element

  • Customer: Ken from Lexington KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I couldn't find the oven model number so I just looked at the shapes from partselect.com. This would have been fine except I didn't know my Kenmore model had 4" leads so the one I ordered were only 2". I had to return the first element but the process to do this was FAST and EASY. With help I found the model number and had the correct part shipped. It took less than 5 minutes to install. It took longer to mop and clean behind the oven that hadn't seen the light of day in 10 years.

bake element burned out

  • Customer: Dave from Maryville OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
took cover off back of stove. Removed two screws and wires that were attached to the element. Removed old element and installed new element. An easy repair.
All Instructions for the RK38G*J3
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