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RK38G*J3 Hotpoint Oven - Instructions

All installation instructions for RK38G*J3 parts

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All Instructions for the RK38G*J3
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Old element melted through/would not heat up

  • Customer: Michael from Sierra Vista AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had previously removed the old element by loosening and removing the two screws to the back wall, pulling the element out the few inches slack in the wires and removing the two screws from the wire lugs to the element. When the new element came in, I just worked in reverse - attached the wire lugs to the new element, pushed it to the back of the oven, placed and tightened down the screws to the back of the oven.

Broken bake element

  • Customer: Robert from Hampton VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just followed simple on line instructions from your web site.Real easy. If I can do it ===Yoy can.

Bake element disintegrated

  • Customer: Patricia from North Huntingdon PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First,I removed the oven door and shelving. I unpluged the range. Then I removed the plate holding the element to the wall of the oven. I then pulled gently on the prongs until they were visable. I then pulled the plugs from each end of the element. After that I plugged in the prongs on the new element, pushed them back into the oven wall, attached the plate with the two socket screws, turned on the oven and had great pride that I was able to fix this myself! This took all of 15 minutes! It was very easy and I thank this company,"Part Select" for the DIY instructions and for having the part that I needed. Doing business with you was a pleasure and you are very prompt and kind.I am certainly recommending you to all of my friends! Thank you. Patricia

bake element 'broke'

  • Customer: Laurel from rochester hills MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We followed the directions on the part select website and those of the others who used this website, and the repair was quick and easy. We will be glad to use part select for parts and directions again without hesitating.

The element was sparking

  • Customer: Richard from Kalamazoo MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The element had to be replaced. I called for assistance in finding the right heating element for this old stove. customer service was very helpful since I didn't have the whole model number of the stove. It was at my door the very next day and went in very easy.

The Bake Heating Element burned out

  • Customer: Nancy from Allentown PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
(1) Disconnected all electrical power to the unit; (2) Re-moved two screws holding the element to the wall of the oven; (3) Carefully pulled the element forward, exposing two screws attaching the element to the power source; dis-connected those screws which totally released element from the oven. (4) Attached the new element to the power source via supplied screws, replacing the unit into it's original position; (5) Attached the new element to the wall of the oven; (6) Re-connected electrical power to the unit.

Bottom element in oven burned out

  • Customer: Shirley from Bernville PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged stove. Pulled stove out. Took the two screw out of the back took the shield off. Loosened up the screws on the element in the back the opened oven door and unscrewed the two screws on the inside holding the element in then pulled the element out and put the new one in. Put the new element in put the two screws in then go to the back put he wires back with the screws tighten down then put the shield back on remember the screws to hold shield plug back in push stove back.

Oven not heating properly

  • Customer: James from St. Albans VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repairman wanted $175.00 for the bake element plus installation to repair the in-laws oven. I went to PartSelect's website and for $35.00 delivered, and in under 15 minutes time, had her up and running for her holiday baking. I first unplugged the oven, removed the 2 screws holding the element in place, pulled it forward and unhooked the 2 wires attached in the rear. I put the new element in the oven, attached the 2 wires, set the element in place and replaced the 2 screws securing it to the oven.

Burnt element

  • Customer: Lawrence from Burlington VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed old parts with nut driver and installed new part. Don't forget to unplug before working on unit. Very easy repair can be done by anyone who can read and understand instructions

Bulb replacement

  • Customer: Judith from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled down the wire around the glass cover...released on end of the wire from its holder being careful to not let the glass cover drop. Unscrewed the bulb and replaced with replacement. Easy, easy.

Oven element no longer heated due to broken element

  • Customer: Kent from OLCOTT NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug oven, and remove the wiring cover on the back of the oven, unscreen the screws attaching the wires to the element leads and pull the element out. Put new element in and screw on the wires and reinstall the wiring cover. All done less than 15 minutes.

The heating element needed to be replaced.

  • Customer: Karlene from St. Louis MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I chickened out and had a friend do it for me so it was real easy.

Oven Bake element burned out

  • Customer: Donna from Rogers AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was very easy. The instructions on Partselect.com with the item ordered described exactly what to do. I followed the instructions and it works great. Used socket wrench to remove the two screws holding the bake element bracket to the oven wall. Pulled the element out. Used a screwdriver to remove the wires from the old bake element. Use a screwdriver to put the new wires on the new bake element. Pushed the bake element back into place. Used a socket wrench to tighten the oven bracket to the oven wall. Done. Turned on the oven. Worked Great!!!.

Bake element broke while in use

  • Customer: Dominic from Grand Rapids MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Was looking at $1000 to replace range. Found the part for $30 with shipping. Just need to pull range out and have access to front and rear. AND UNPLUG FROM OUTLET (I also cut power at the box. That's just me) From rear, remove 2 screws holding on vertical cover and remove cover. Remove screws holding wires to element leads. From the front, open door 1/4 way then lift off of hinges. This makes reaching into the oven box easier. Remove two screws holding element to the back wall and remove. Insert new element. Go to back and use new screws that came with element to connect wires Make sure insulation is in place and replace cover. From the front re-connect element to back wall and make sure both feet are level on oven floor before tightening. Put oven door back on, plug in and test. Once tested push range back into place. Whole thing took 20 minutes.

the baking element did not work as it had a hole in it( burned out)

  • Customer: Ronald from Geneseo NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the screw driver I used had several different nut driver sizes so that was the only tool I used. I took the 2 screws that held the element inplace and then there were 2 more that held the wires on to element.
All Instructions for the RK38G*J3
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