How to change the cut out thermostat on a cooker, Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit

  1. Cooker & Oven
    How to change the cut out thermostat on a cooker, Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit
  2. Safety First:Remove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools Required: A Phillips screwdriver
    Phillips screwdriver (small)
  4. Indesit (BIMS31KABIXS)
    BIMS31 Image
  5. Locate the rear panel 
    BIMS31 Rear Image
  6. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 1
  7. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 2
  8. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 3
  9. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 4
  10. Tilt the rear panel outwards
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 5
  11. Locate the terminal block on the inside of the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 6
  12.  Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them BIMS31 Rear Panel 7
  13. Wires removed now remove the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 8
  14. Rear panel removed
    BIMS31 Rear Panel Removed
  15. Locate the terminal to the oven grill element and remove the wire
    BIMS31 Grill Element 1
  16. Wire removed from terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 2
  17. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the thermostat retaining screw
    BIMS31 Grill Element 11
  18. Pull the thermostat away from the element terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 13
  19. Thermostat removed from the element terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 14
  20. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 1
  21. Wires removed
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 2
  22. Remove the oven thermostat from its holder
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 3
  23. Take the new thermostat from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat Image
  24. Place the new oven thermostat into its holder
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 2
  25. Connect the wires to the new oven thermostat
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 1
  26. Locate the element terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 14
  27. Slide the oven thermostat over the element terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 15
  28. Position the thermostat retaining screw
    BIMS31 Grill Element 12
  29. Using the phillips screwdriver tighten the thermostat retaining screw
    BIMS31 Grill Element 11
  30. Reconnect the wire to the terminal block situated on the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 8
  31. Wires reconnected
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 7
  32. Reposition the back panel onto the appliance
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 5
  33. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 4
  34. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 3
  35. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 2
  36. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 1
  37. Rear panel in place
    BIMS31 Rear Image
  38. 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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