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RK524GP2BG Hotpoint Oven - Instructions

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bake element shorted out, sparking like a sparkler

  • Customer: Carl from Wynnewood PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 47 of 50 people found this instruction helpful
first, made sure circuit breaker was off
second, used nut driver to remove 2 screws on old element, pulled it from the back of the oven
third, removed 2 wires from old element (spade connectors)
fourth, connected new element and pushed back into oven.
fifth, reinstalled 2 screws securing new element

this was all done by my 15 yr old son under my supervision.

The broiler element caught fire and burned out while I was broiling a steak.

  • Customer: Dianne from Rockville MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 30 of 36 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches, but I had not turned off the power.
So, I shorted out one of the wires. Then I turned off the power but was afraid to go any farther.
An appliance repairman was at my house that day fixing my dryer seal. He was able to pull the wires through the insulation successfully and install the broiler element. He did not charge me any extra for this little extra job. But I learned my lesson. Cut the power before you begin! He told me that I could have wound up with a much bigger repair if the short had been in the wire that is connected to the control panel of the oven. I was very lucky!

Top broiler element went out

  • Customer: Kim from Garland TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 21 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
FIRST MAKE SURE THE OVEN IS OFF!!!! I chose to shut it off at the breaker panel. Remove the two screws that attaches the broiler element to the oven. Gently pull it out. Unplug the two cable wires that are attached. Replace it and install the same way.

oven door seal was old and falling apart

  • Customer: eric from washington DC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 16 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
at first thought the seal would just slide out and the same for the replacement. when I realized that this was not the case and began to wonder what....? I saw the screws at top and bottom, took them off and voila the inner shell moved forward enough to take out the old, slide in the new, push in, replace the screws and back to a happy wife with an oven that can bake correctly again

bake element burned itself out ( as a welding rod does with all the fireworks)

  • Customer: joseph from ferrisburg VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 13 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
removed 4 screws of the back fan cover, then removed the two screws holding the element and disconnected the slip-on electrical wire connections. replaced enement and cover in reverse. this was all done after i cut power at circut breaker duhh

Replacement of heating element

  • Customer: Kimberly from El Cerrito CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 9 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
If I'd had the Nut driver, it would have taken 15 -20 minutes or less. Went to Ace Hardware, bought the nut driver for $4.99.

Turn off the power at the box! Turn off the oven as well. Four screws total. Two to hold it in place and two that connect the element to the source.

First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I pulled the element out about 2 inches. Two more screws connect the element wires. I disconnected the element, threw it away, then connected the new element. I put the element in place, then replaced the screws that connect the power. Finally, I replaced the screws that hold the element in place.

Kimberly, El Cerrito, California

Baking element broke in half

  • Customer: Nancy from West Harrison IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws holding the old element in place, then pulled it out a few inches from the back oven wall. Then I pulled the wires away from the old baking element (pulled off easily), and being careful to keep the wires on the same sides as before, pushed the new element on to the wires. It was then just a matter of inserting the wires and insulation back into the opening and tightening the screws. Simple!

BAKE ELEMENT BURNED THROUGH A WEAK SECTION OF THE TUBE.

  • Customer: PAUL from CAMDEN AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I REMOVED THE TWO MOUNTING SCREWS THEN PULLED THE ELEMENT FORWARD AND DISCONNECTED THE TWO ELEMENT SCREWS.i REVERSED THE PROCESS TO INSTALL THE NEW ONE/ THIS OVEN IS OVER 30YRS OLD.

Lower element burned out

  • Customer: John from Germantown WI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the screws inside the oven holding the back of the element to the rear wall of the oven. These scrrews are a square drive. Pull element forward and remove 2 screws that hold wires in place. Both sets of screws needed to be replaced with a different size. Reverse order to install.

unit burnt out no broiler

  • Customer: Becky from Piedmont MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 7 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
took old unit and measured it part select made it easy for me ordered new unit and installed easily and quick thanks to quick service and shipping

the bottom baking element broke on my upper oven... cracken in half

  • Customer: Kathy from Naperville IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench set
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
It was very simple.. first turn off the electricity... next take out the two screws holding the element to the back of the oven... then pull the two plugs apart( male and female ends) ... throw away old part.
put new part in by plugging the male and female ends back together... push back into oven back.. get all insulation back in... put two old screws back in to secure... done.. turn on power...
don't be afraid.. it was very, very easy.

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.

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!!!

Broiler element would not heat; bake element did heat

  • Customer: Brad from San Carlos CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the oven racks, removed screws holding element hanging support from roof of oven, removed screws holding plate of element to rear of oven. CAREFULLY worked element loose from back of oven and gently alternated pulling each side of element (near the base) until connecting wires came free of insulating batting. Pull too hard and the connecting wires can break loose and disappear behind the batting. Once freed, disconnected both wires with socket (use pliers for extra grip on flat part of connectors, if necessary), removed element, braced new element on bottom of oven, aligning connectors to now-free wires. Re-attached with the new screws that came with the element (attachment points on element are threaded; do not reuse old screws as the threads may not match), gently re-inserted element into insulating batting at rear of oven, reattached hanging support, then replaced element plate screws.

Can be difficult to work in small, deep ovens....many oven doors can be removed. If so, remove oven door and use a chair as a support...lie on your back on the chair and hang your head and arms in the oven.

The upper element for broiling went kaput!

  • Customer: Gerald from Redondo Beach CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
The two dollar socket set from Xmas 20 years ago had the right size socket..

Long arms are advisable.

The lower element still plugged in while the upper wires were just hanging there surrounded with fluffy white insulation fuzz, I wondered, " Could I bake a potato for my yearning and hungry family?"

When I explained the situation to my retired father in Arizona he said simply, "I wouldn't."

The new element popped in. It got really red, and, kinda like watching my toaster toast, the show was pretty much over after it heated up.

Shalom and Merry Christmas Folks!
All Instructions for the RK524GP2BG
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