How to change the oven function switch on an oven, Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit

  1. Cooker & Oven
    How to change the oven function switch on an oven, Ariston, Creda, 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. From the top of the appliance remove the top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 1
  6. Screw removed
    BIMS31 Oven Top 2
  7. Remove further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 3
  8. Remove further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 4
  9. Remove further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 5
  10. From the rear lift the top up
    BIMS31 Oven Top 6
  11. Draw the top towards you and remove it
    BIMS31 Oven Top 7
  12. Top removed
    BIMS31 Oven Top Removed
  13. Locate the oven thermostat and make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful)
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 8a
  14. Remove the wires
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 9a
  15. Using a small flat screwdriver release the thermostat retaining clips
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 10a
  16. Using a small flat screwdriver release the thermostat retaining clips
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 11a
  17. Remove the oven thermostat from the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 12a
  18. Oven thermostat removed from the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 14a
  19. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 1
  20. Make a note of further wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 2
  21. Wires removed from the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 3
  22. On the console grip the control knob 
    BIMS31 Control Knob 2a
  23. Pull the control knob off
    BIMS31 Control Knob 2b
  24. Control knob removed
    BIMS31 Control Knob 2c
  25. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the function switch retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 4
  26. Remove further function switch retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 5
  27. Grip the oven function switch and remove it from the console
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 6
  28. Oven function switch removed
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 7
  29. Take the function switch from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch Image
  30. Fit the new oven function switch onto the console
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 7
  31. Make sure its lined up with the screw holes on the console
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 6
  32. Hold the oven function switch against the console & replace the retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 5a
  33. Using the phillips screwdriver tighten the retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 5
  34. Tighten further retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Function Switch 4
  35. Line up the control knob taking note of the shape of the spindle
    BIMS31 Control Knob 2b
  36. Push the control knob into position
    BIMS31 Control Knob 2a
  37. Refit the wires making sure they are in the correct position 
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 14a
  38. Fit the oven thermostat into the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 13a
  39. Push the oven thermostat into the oven function switch
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 12a
  40. Oven thermostat in position now replace the wires
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 9a
  41. Make sure the wires are in the correct position
    BIMS31 Oven Thermostat 8a
  42. Replace the top and push it forward into position
    BIMS31 Oven Top 7
  43. Lower the top down into position
    BIMS31 Oven Top 6
  44. Replace the top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 2
  45. Tighten the top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 1
  46. Replace and tighten further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 5
  47. Replace and tighten further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 4
  48. Replace and tighten further top retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Top 3
  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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