How to change the fan element on an electric oven, Ariston, Cannon, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit

  1. Cooker & Oven
    How to change the fan element on an electric oven, Ariston, Cannon, 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 (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. Access is easier with the door removed so locate the hinges on both sides
    BIMS31 Door Removal 1
  9. Lift the hinge latch on both hinges
    BIMS31 Door Removal 2 
  10. Fold the latch over as far as it will go
    BIMS31 Door Removal 3
  11. Fold the latch over as far as it will go on the other hinge
    BIMS31 Door Removal 4
  12. Lift the door up to the hinge latch
    BIMS31 Door Removal 5
  13. Lift the door further to remove it from the appliance
    BIMS31 Door Removal 6
  14. Remove the door from the appliance
    BIMS31 Door Removal 7
  15. Door removed
    BIMS31 Door Removed
  16. Inside the appliance locate the oven fan cover & using the phillips screwdriver remove the retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 1
  17. Remove further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 2
  18. Remove further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 3
  19. Remove further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 4
  20. Remove the oven fan cover
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 5
  21. Oven fan cover removed with element exposed 
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 1
  22. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the oven fan element retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 2
  23. Remove 2 further oven fan element retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 3
  24. Grip the element and pull it away from the appliance
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 4 
  25. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 5
  26. Oven fan element removed
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 6
  27. Take the new fan element from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    BIMS31 Oven Element Image
  28. Connect the wires to the new oven fan element
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 5
  29. Locate the new fan element into the appliance
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 4
  30. Replace the oven fan element retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 3
  31. Replace further oven fan element retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 2
  32. New oven fan element in place
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 1
  33. Replace the oven fan cover
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 5
  34. Replace the oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 4
  35. Replace further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 3
  36. Replace further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 2
  37. Replace further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 1
  38. Offer the door up to the appliance to locate the hinges
    BIMS31 Door Removal 7
  39. Feed the hinges into the appliance on both sides
    BIMS31 Door Removal 6
  40. Lower the door to its open position
    BIMS31 Door Removal 4
  41.  Lower the door to its open position
    BIMS31 Door Removal 3
  42. Fold the latches back into the locked position on both sides
    BIMS31 Door Removal 8
  43. Fold the latches back into the locked position on both sides
    BIMS31 Door Removal 9
  44. Replace the oven drip tray
    BIMS31 Drip Tray
  45. Replace the oven grid
    BIMS31 Grid
  46. 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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