How to change the oven grill element on a cooker, Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit

  1. Cooker & Oven
    How to change the oven grill element 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 (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. Locate the rear panel 
    BIMS31 Rear Image
  9. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 1
  10. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 2
  11. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 3
  12. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 4
  13. Tilt the rear panel outwards
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 5
  14. Locate the terminal block on the inside of the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 6
  15. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 7
  16. Wires removed now remove the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 8
  17. Rear panel removed
    BIMS31 Rear Panel Removed
  18. Locate the terminals to the oven grill element and remove the wires
    BIMS31 Grill Element 1
  19. Wire removed from terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 2
  20. Wire removed from terminal on the opposite side
    BIMS31 Grill Element 4
  21. Remove the earth wire from the terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 5
  22. Wires removed from both terminals and earth terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 7
  23. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the element retaining screws
    BIMS31 Grill Element 8
  24. Retaining screw removed
    BIMS31 Grill Element 10
  25. Remove further element and thermostat retaining screws
    BIMS31 Grill Element 11
  26. Pull the thermostat away from the element
    BIMS31 Grill Element 13
  27. Retaining screw and thermostat removed
    BIMS31 Grill Element 14
  28. Locate the element on the inside of the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 16
  29. Make a note of how the wire rod rests on the oven sides
    BIMS31 Grill Element 16a
  30. Pull the wire rod evenly on both sides to remove the element
    BIMS31 Grill Element 17a
  31. Pull the element away from its location at the rear of the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 17
  32. Remove the element from the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 18
  33. Oven grill element removed
    BIMS31 Grill Element Removed
  34. Take the new element from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    BIMS31 Grill Element Image
  35. Fit the oven grill element into the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 18
  36. Feed the element terminals into the holes at the rear of the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 17
  37. Push the wire rod evenly on both sides until the element is in place
    BIMS31 Grill Element 17b
  38. Make sure the wire rods are located properly on both sides 
    BIMS31 Grill Element 16a
  39. New element in position inside the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 16
  40. At the rear locate the element
    BIMS31 Grill Element 14
  41. Slide the oven thermostat over the element terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 15
  42. Position the element retaining screw
    BIMS31 Grill Element 12 
  43. Using the phillips screwdriver tighten the element retaining screw
    BIMS31 Grill Element 11
  44. Position the element retaining screw on the opposite side 
    BIMS31 Grill Element 9
  45. Using the phillips screwdriver tighten the element retaining screw
    BIMS31 Grill Element 8
  46.  Fit the earth wire onto the element
    BIMS31 Grill Element 5
  47. Fit the wire onto the element terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 3
  48. Fit the wire onto the element terminal on the opposite side
    BIMS31 Grill Element 1
  49. Reconnect the wire to the terminal block situated on the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 8
  50. Wires reconnected
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 7
  51. Reposition the back panel onto the appliance
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 5
  52. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 4
  53. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 3
  54. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 2
  55. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 1
  56.  Rear panel in place
    BIMS31 Rear Image
  57. Replace the oven drip tray
    BIMS31 Drip Tray
  58. Replace the oven grid
    BIMS31 Grid
  59. 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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