Has your Hotpoint oven control panel stopped working or do you want to know what the symbols mean on your Hotpoint oven control panel. Keep reading to learn why your control panel has stopped working and what the symbols mean on your Hotpoint oven.
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Hotpoint Oven Control Panel Is Not Working — How To Fix
If your Hotpoint oven control panel is not working, there are two possible reasons for it. Below we have listed them and how to fix them.
In most cases, a faulty touchpad is the reason a Hotpoint oven control panel won’t work. To replace the touchpad of your Hotpoint oven, simply follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: To avoid getting electrocuted, disconnect the power to the oven. You can do this by unplugging the power cord or switching the circuit breaker off.
Step 2: Turn the oven around to access the back panel.
Step 3: Take out the screws around the upper back of the oven which hold the panel.
Step 4: Remove the upper back panel.
Step 5: There are multiple wires connected to the control board so take a picture to remember where each one goes.
Step 6: After taking a picture, disconnect the wires from the control board.
Step 7: Remove the screws holding the control board in place.
Step 8: Remove the control board assembly.
Step 9: Using a heat gun, melt the glue which helps the touchpad stick to the control board. Do not put the heat gun too close to the touchpad or you would damage the control board.
Step 10: Peel off the touchpad and get a replacement.
Step 11: Stick the new touchpad on the control board.
Step 12: Secure the control board with the screws.
Step 13: Reconnect the wires to the right places on the control board.
Step 14: Position the back panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 15: Reconnect the power to the oven.
2. Control Board
If replacing the touchpad didn’t fix the problem, follow these steps to replace the board…
Step 1: Unplug the oven.
Step 2: Take out the screws which hold the upper back panel of the oven and remove it.
Step 3: Disconnect the wires from the control board. Make sure to take a picture of the board before you do this.
Step 4: Take out the screws holding the control board.
Step 5: Peel off the touchpad from the board.
Step 6: Get a new control board and stick the touchpad to it.
Step 7: Screw the control board into place and connect the wires to the right places.
Step 8: Return the back panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 9: Plug the oven back in.
The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the touchpad of an oven.
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What Do The Symbols Mean On A Hotpoint Oven?
The button on the far left of your Hotpoint oven control panel is the on/off button. The button labeled “Auto” is used to scroll through the available automatic functions. The button with the two arrows pointing to the left is the “Back” button for going to the previous selection. The button labeled “Manl” is for scrolling through the manual functions.
The up and down arrows are to change the value of a selected function. For instance, increasing or decreasing the time. The “OK” button is to confirm a selection. Finally, the play button is used to start the function selected by the user.