Model #RB787BH1BB HOTPOINT Free Standing, Electric

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Q:

How to Replace Bake Element for Hotpoint Electric Range

A:

Managemylife.com is a great place to find the answers to just about anything, especially on appliances. I would suggest that you provide a little more information such as the make and complete model number of your product so your expert will be able to provide you the best possible answer. Just click on reply below where you can provide the additional information.

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Joseph P. -
November 01, 2011
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Your details seem to indicate that the bake element is a hidden type that is under a bottom oven panel inside that oven cavity. You will probably see thumb screws at the back of the bottom panel that can be removed to reveal that hidden bake element. You can probably follow the steps in this video to remove that element: Bake Element Replacement . Be sure that you unplug the range before beginning this procedure.

If you need more help, reply with additional details and the full model number of that Hot Point range.

NOTE: You can order that element from the Sears PartsDirect website if you have not already ordered it.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 03, 2011
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Thanks guys! My Hotpoint model # is RB787BH1BB. I haven't purchased it yet but I will be purchasing it soon. When I looked into the oven, I could see a white "plastic" piece that the broil element was connected into. Then at the lower part of the oven, I see another white piece but no elemented connected to it. Another quick question: why is it that when you press the bake on the control panel, the broil element heats up???

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GrimesCrystal1983 -
November 05, 2011
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The white plastic piece that you are describing is probably a support for the broil element. I am not able to visualize that component based on your description. You may be able to send us a digital photo of that component and we will research it further. The broil element in many ranges will heat up in the preheat mode and will alternate with the bake element in the bake mode. If the broil element heats constantly, then you could have a bad clock control board in the range. I do not have specific information on the relays for that model RB787BH1BB. I looked at that parts list diagram for that model. It does not appear to have a hidden bake element. According to the parts drawing, you should see a bake element at the bottom of the oven cavity. If not, then that component is probably missing. Based on this information, I recommend that you examine the range further before purchasing it.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 08, 2011
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Thanks so much, Lyle! I will definitely send you a digital photo as soon as I can. The broil element isn't constantly on. It heats up and then goes out (while on the bake mode). I will send you a picture and provide more information as soon as I can.

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GrimesCrystal1983 -
November 08, 2011
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It sounds like that broil element is probably working properly. If that bake element is missing, then the oven may work properly once that component is replaced. NOTE: If that bake element is missing, then you should not use that oven unless the ends of those wires that are normally connected to the bake element are taped off with insulated electrical tape to prevent them from shorting to each other or the metal cabinet.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 08, 2011
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