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RK38*J1 Hotpoint Wall Oven - Instructions

All installation instructions for RK38*J1 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the wall oven repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the RK38*J1
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Element burned and separated

  • Customer: Robert from Palm Coast, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
place circuit breaker off... removed the door,removed 2 screws from plate,removed wires from the Element and installed new Element replace door...put circuit back on...

broken heating element

  • Customer: JOHN from COOPER CITY, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed two screws holding element in place. then i pulled the element out disconnected two wires. Reconnected the two wires to the new element pushed it back in place and secured unit with two screws

oven element caught fire.

  • Customer: John from Clearwater, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
No real problems, except for the length of the leads. Used alligator clip to hold wire coming out of the back of the oven so I did not lose them in back of oven wall. All fit great and works fine now.. Thanx, John

Old element burned out

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Tryon, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very easy just follow what you need to do taking the element out but in reverse.

Bottom heating element burned out and broke in half

  • Customer: RON from CROSSVILLE, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
As others have written, it was simple and straightforward.. remove the back plate by removing two screws.. pull element forward until electrical wires are exposed.. Remove the two screws which attach the wires and remove failed element. Reverse the process to install the element..only difference between the broken element and the replacement one is that that the new one used machine screws instead of sheet metal-type screws.. Thankfully, the proper screws were included with the new element. Total time less than 30 minutes.

Light burned out in upper oven

  • Customer: Shirley from Las Vegas, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Screwed in light bulb and glass protector

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
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