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

  1. Safety First:Remove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  2. Tools Required: A Phillips screwdriver
    Phillips screwdriver (small)
  3. Indesit (BIMS31KABIX)
    BIMS31 Image
  4. Open the door
    BIMS31 Image Door Open
  5. Remove the oven grid
    BIMS31 Grid
  6. Remove the oven drip tray
    BIMS31 Drip Tray
  7. Locate the rear panel 
    BIMS31 Rear Image
  8. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 1
  9. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 2
  10. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 3
  11. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 4
  12. Tilt the rear panel outwards
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 5
  13. Locate the terminal block on the inside of the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 6
  14. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 7
  15. Wires removed now remove the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 8
  16. Rear panel removed
    BIMS31 Rear Panel Removed
  17. Locate the terminals to the oven grill element and remove the wires
    BIMS31 Grill Element 1
  18. Wire removed from terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 2
  19. Wire removed from terminal on the opposite side
    BIMS31 Grill Element 4
  20. Remove the earth wire from the terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 5
  21. Wires removed from both terminals and earth terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 7
  22. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the element retaining screws
    BIMS31 Grill Element 8
  23. Retaining screw removed
    BIMS31 Grill Element 10
  24. Remove further element and thermostat retaining screws
    BIMS31 Grill Element 11
  25. Pull the thermostat away from the element
    BIMS31 Grill Element 13
  26. Retaining screw and thermostat removed
    BIMS31 Grill Element 14
  27. Locate the element on the inside of the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 16
  28. Make a note of how the wire rod rests on the oven sides
    BIMS31 Grill Element 16a
  29. Pull the wire rod evenly on both sides to remove the element
    BIMS31 Grill Element 17a
  30. Pull the element away from its location at the rear of the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 17
  31. Remove the element from the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 18
  32. Oven grill element removed
    BIMS31 Grill Element Removed
  33. Take the new element from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    BIMS31 Grill Element Image
  34. Fit the oven grill element into the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 18
  35. Feed the element terminals into the holes at the rear of the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 17
  36. Push the wire rod evenly on both sides until the element is in place
    BIMS31 Grill Element 17b
  37. Make sure the wire rods are located properly on both sides 
    BIMS31 Grill Element 16a
  38. New element in position inside the oven
    BIMS31 Grill Element 16
  39. At the rear locate the element
    BIMS31 Grill Element 14
  40. Slide the oven thermostat over the element terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 15
  41. Position the element retaining screw
    BIMS31 Grill Element 12 
  42. Using the phillips screwdriver tighten the element retaining screw
    BIMS31 Grill Element 11
  43. Position the element retaining screw on the opposite side 
    BIMS31 Grill Element 9
  44. Using the phillips screwdriver tighten the element retaining screw
    BIMS31 Grill Element 8
  45.  Fit the earth wire onto the element
    BIMS31 Grill Element 5
  46. Fit the wire onto the element terminal
    BIMS31 Grill Element 3
  47. Fit the wire onto the element terminal on the opposite side
    BIMS31 Grill Element 1
  48. Reconnect the wire to the terminal block situated on the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 8
  49. Wires reconnected
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 7
  50. Reposition the back panel onto the appliance
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 5
  51. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 4
  52. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 3
  53. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 2
  54. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 1
  55.  Rear panel in place
    BIMS31 Rear Image
  56. Replace the oven drip tray
    BIMS31 Drip Tray
  57. Replace the oven grid
    BIMS31 Grid
  58. The appliance is now ready for use
    BIMS31 Image
     

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