How to change an oven thermostat on an oven, Hotpoint, Indesit

  1. Cooker & Oven
    How to change an oven thermostat on an oven, Hotpoint, Indesit
  2. Safety First:Remove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools Required: A Phillips Screwdriver and a small flat Screwdriver
    Phillips & small flat screwdriver (Small)
  4. Indesit (BIMS31KABIX)
    BIMS31 Image
  5. Open the door
    BIMS31 Image Door Open
  6. Remove the oven grid
    BIMS31 Grid
  7. Remove the oven drip tray
    BIMS31 Drip Tray
  8. From the top of the appliance remove the top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 1
  9. Screw removed
    BIMS31 Oven Top 2
  10. Remove further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 3
  11. Remove further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 4
  12. Remove further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 5
  13. From the rear lift the top up
    BIMS31 Oven Top 6
  14. Draw the top towards you and remove it
    BIMS31 Oven Top 7
  15. Top removed
    BIMS31 Oven Top Removed
  16. Locate the oven thermostat and make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful)
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 8a
  17. Remove the wires
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 9a
  18. Using a small flat screwdriver release the thermostat retaining clips
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 10a
  19. Using a small flat screwdriver release the thermostat retaining clips
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 11a
  20. Remove the oven thermostat from the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 12a
  21. Oven thermostat removed from the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 14a
  22. From inside the oven locate the thermostat sensor 
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 1a
  23. Using a small flat screwdriver release the sensor from its bracket 
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 2a
  24. Sensor released from its bracket 
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 3a
  25. Feed the sensor through the top of the oven cabinet  
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 4a
  26. From the top of the appliance remove the thermostat sensor
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 5a
  27. Oven thermostat removed
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat Removed a
  28. Take the oven thermostat from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat Image 2
  29. Feed the oven thermostat sensor through the top of the oven cabinet
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 6a
  30. Push the sensor through to the inside of the cabinet
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 5a
  31. From inside the oven grip the sensor
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 4a
  32. Locate the sensor into position on its brackets
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 3a
  33. Push the sensor firmly into position
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 7a
  34. Sensor in position
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 1a
  35. From the top of the appliance locate the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 14a
  36. Fit the new oven thermostat into the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 13a
  37.  Push the new oven thermostat into the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 12a
  38. Oven thermostat in position now replace the wires
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 9a
  39. Make sure the wires are in the correct position
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 8a
  40. Replace the top and push it forward into position
    BIMS31 Oven Top 7
  41. Lower the top down into position
    BIMS31 Oven Top 6
  42. Replace the top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 2
  43. Tighten the top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 1
  44. Replace and tighten further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 5
  45. Replace and tighten further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 4
  46. Replace and tighten further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 3
  47. Replace the oven drip tray
    BIMS31 Drip Tray
  48. Replace the oven grid
    BIMS31 Grid
  49. The appliance is now ready for use
    BIMS31 Image


     

Disclaimer: The information provided has been prepared as a guide only and the steps taken are likely to vary for different appliance models. We strongly recommend using a qualified engineer to undertake major repairs and fault finding.

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