Hotpoint Oven Fuse [Problems & Solutions]

Does your Hotpoint oven fuse keep blowing and you don’t know why? In this article, we will talk about Hotpoint oven fuse problems and how to fix them.

Hotpoint Oven Blown Fuse

If your Hotpoint oven fuse is blown, you will need to replace it in order for the oven to work. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the fuse in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: First, switch off the circuit breaker or unplugging the oven’s cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall to access the rear.

Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the back panel of the oven in place.

Step 4: Lift the panel off and set aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the two wires connected to the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse should be close to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 6: Take out the screw or screws which hold the thermal fuse in place.

Step 7: Remove the fuse.

Step 8: Get a replacement fuse and position it on the rear of the oven.

Step 9: Hold the fuse in place with the screws you took out.

Step 10: Reposition the oven’s rear panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 11: Plug the oven back in or switch on the circuit breaker.

Step 12: Push the oven back to the wall.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the thermal fuse in an oven.

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How To Replace The Fuse In A Hotpoint Microwave

There are three fuses in a Hotpoint microwave. The main thermal fuse, magnetron thermal fuse, and line fuse. Below, we show you how to replace each one.

1. Main Thermal Fuse

To replace the main thermal fuse in a Hotpoint microwave, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Take out the screws at the top of the microwave which secure the front grille and open the door.

Step 3: Slide the front grille to the left and remove it.

Step 4: Take out the screw or screws which hold the control panel. On some microwave models, there will be one screw at the back and side of the control panel or one screw at the back or left side of the panel.

Step 5: Lift the control panel up and lower it.

Step 6: In the microwave cavity, on the bottom right, you should see the thermal fuse. Disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the thermal fuse to the oven.

Step 8: Remove the thermal fuse and get a multimeter.

Step 9: Turn the multimeter to the ohms setting and touch the probes to the thermal fuse terminals. If there is no continuity, the fuse should be replaced.

Step 10: Get a new thermal fuse.

Step 11: Position the new thermal fuse in the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 12: Reconnect the wires to the thermal fuse.

Step 13: Reposition the control panel and hold it in place with the screw or screws.

Step 14: Return the front grille and the screws at the top which hold it in place.

Step 15: Close the microwave door.

Step 16: Plug the microwave back in.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the thermal fuse in a Hotpoint oven, watch the video below.

2. The Magnetron Thermal Fuse

To replace the magnetron thermal fuse in a Hotpoint microwave, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave power cord.

Step 2: Take out the screws under the microwave which hold the bottom panel in place.

Step 3: Disconnect the wires connected to the bottom panel.

Step 4: Set the panel aside.

Step 5: Open the microwave door.

Step 6: Take out the microwave glass tray and support.

Step 7: Remove the bolts on the top cabinet which hold the microwave to it.

Step 8: Lift the microwave off the mounting plate and set on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the microwave cover in place. There will be screws at the top, back, and right side of the microwave.

Step 10: Lift the microwave cover and set it aside. While replacing the fuse, make sure not to touch the capacitor as it stores a dangerous amount of electricity even when the microwave is off.

Step 11: Take out the screws at the back of the microwave which hold the blower assembly.

Step 12: Disconnect the blower assembly wire plug.

Step 13: Note the position of the blower and remove it.

Step 14: Take out the screws at the top of the front grille which secure it.

Step 15: Open the microwave door and remove the front grille.

Step 16: Take out the screws which hold the air duct assembly in place.

Step 17: Unhook the microwave power cord and wires from the air duct assembly.

Step 18: Remove the air duct assembly.

Step 19: Disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse on the magnetron.

Step 20: Take out the screws which hold the thermal fuse to the magnetron.

Step 21: Test the thermal fuse using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the thermal fuse is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 22: Get a new thermal fuse and position it on the magnetron.

Step 23: Hold the thermal fuse in place with the screws.

Step 24: Reconnect the wires to the thermal fuse.

Step 25: Reposition the air duct assembly and hook the power cord and wires back to it.

Step 26: Hold the air duct assembly in place with the screws.

Step 27: Return the front grille and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 28: Reposition the blower assembly in the microwave and reconnect the wire.

Step 29: Hold the blower assembly in place with the screws.

Step 30: Return the microwave cover and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 31: Lift the microwave and position it on the mounting bracket.

Step 32: Pass the power cord through the hole in the cabinet.

Step 33: Secure the microwave to the cabinet with the screws.

Step 34: Reconnect the wires to the microwave’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 35: Return the glass tray and support to the microwave.

Step 36: Plug the microwave’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Hotpoint microwave magnetron thermal fuse.

3. Line Fuse

To replace the line fuse in a Hotpoint microwave, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Unplug the oven from the outlet and open the door.

Step 2: Take out the screws at the top of the front vent which hold it in place.

Step 3: Remove the front vent and take out the screw which secures the control panel. There will be a screw at the back or the left side of the control panel.

Step 4: Lift the control panel and lower it down.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the metal inner access panel on the front right of the microwave.

Step 6: Discharge the capacitor by touching a pair of pliers to the terminals simultaneously.

Step 7: Remove the line fuse from the bracket and get a new one.

Step 8: Position the new line fuse in the microwave.

Step 9: Return the inner access panel and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 10: Reposition the control panel and secure with the screw.

Step 11: Position the front vent and return the screws at the top which secure it.

Step 12: Close the door and plug the microwave back in.

Hotpoint Oven Fuse FAQ

Hotpoint Stove Thermal Fuse Location

Your Hotpoint oven fuse is behind the rear panel close to the heating element terminals.

How To Tell If A Hotpoint Oven Thermal Fuse Is Blown

If your oven won’t turn on, the thermal fuse may have blown. To determine if the fuse is blown, it should be tested with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the fuse is blown.

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