How to replace a circulating fan motor on an oven Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit

  1. Cooker & Oven
    How to replace a circulating fan motor 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 & a 10mm Socket
    Phillips & 10mm Socket
  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. Inside the appliance locate the oven fan cover & remove the retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 1
  9. Remove further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 2
  10. Remove further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 3
  11. Remove further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 4
  12. Remove the oven fan cover
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 5
  13. Oven fan exposed (note the retaining nut has a left hand thread) and needs to be rotated clockwise to release
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 1
  14. Using the 10mm socket release the fan retaining nut in a clockwise direction
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 1
  15. Remove the fan retaining nut
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 2
  16. Grip the fan & pull it off the motor spindle
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 3
  17. Fan removed
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 5
  18. Locate the rear panel 
    BIMS31 Rear Image
  19. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 1
  20. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 2
  21. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 3
  22. Remove further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 4
  23. Tilt the rear panel outwards
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 5
  24. Locate the terminal block on the inside of the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 6
  25. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 7
  26. Wires removed now remove the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 8
  27. With the rear panel removed locate the circulating fan motor
    BIMS31 Rear Panel Removed
  28. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 6
  29. Remove the earth wire
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 7
  30. Remove the 2 main wires
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 8
  31. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the motor retaining screws
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 9
  32. Remove further motor retaining screws
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 10
  33. Remove further motor retaining screws
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 11
  34. Grip the motor and remove it from the appliance
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 13
  35. Motor removed
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor Removed
  36. Take the new motor from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor Image
  37. Fit the new circulating fan motor to the appliance
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 14
  38. Line up the new motor with the screw holes
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 12
  39. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the motor retaining screws
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 11
  40. Replace further motor retaining screws
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 10
  41. Replace further motor retaining screws
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 9
  42. Replace the wires making sure they are in the right place
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 8
  43. Replace the earth wire
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 7
  44. Wires in place
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 6
  45. Reconnect the wire to the terminal block situated on the rear panel
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 8
  46. Wires reconnected
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 7
  47. Reposition the back panel onto the appliance
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 5
  48. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 4
  49. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 3
  50. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 2
  51. Replace further rear panel retaining screws
    BIMS31 Rear Panel 1
  52. Rear panel in place
    BIMS31 Rear Image
  53. New motor in place with spindle exposed
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 5
  54. Fit the fan onto the spindle
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 3
  55. Fit the fan retaining nut
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 2
  56. Tighten the retaining nut anticlockwise do not overtighten
    BIMS31 Circulating Fan Motor 1
  57. Oven fan in place
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Element 1
  58. Replace the oven fan cover
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 5
  59. Replace the oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 4
  60. Replace further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 3
  61. Replace further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 2
  62. Replace further oven fan cover retaining screws
    BIMS31 Oven Fan Cover 1
  63. Replace the oven drip tray
    BIMS31 Drip Tray
  64. Replace the oven grid
    BIMS31 Grid
  65. 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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