If your Hotpoint oven is dripping water and you don’t know what to do, keep reading. In this article, we will show you what to do if your Hotpoint oven is dripping water.
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Hotpoint Oven Is Dripping Water — How To Fix
If your Hotpoint oven is dripping water, it’s because the condensed water in the oven is escaping. Below we have listed the causes of this problem and how to fix them.
1. Faulty Door Seal
If you notice your door is slightly open, the door seal should be replaced. Follow these steps to replace the door seal of your Hotpoint oven…
Step 1: Turn the oven off and unplug the power cord.
Step 2: Open the door of the oven.
Step 3: Around the front of the oven, you will see the door seal. Unclip each metal piece of the seal from the corners.
Step 4: Remove the seal and get a new one.
Step 5: Clip the metal pieces in the holes on each corner.
Step 6: Close the door of the oven
The video below will show you how to replace the door seal of your Hotpoint oven.
2. Cooling Fan
The cooling fan in an oven extracts the heat and vapor in order to stop condensation. If the fan stops working, the vapors will condense and cause water to leak from the oven. Follow these steps to test and replace the cooling fan in a Hotpoint oven…
Step 1: Switch off your circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Step 2: Take out the two screws on the oven’s rear which hold the cooktop in place. Take out only the two screws on the upper back of the oven.
Step 3: Go to the oven’s front and open the door.
Step 4: Take out the screws under the facial panel of the oven.
Step 5: Lower the panel down.
Step 6: Take out the other screws under the front of the cooktop which secure it.
Step 7: Lift the cooktop carefully and disconnect the wires connected to it. Make sure to note where each one goes.
Step 8: Set the cooktop aside.
Step 9: Close to the rear of the oven, you will see the cooling fan. Disconnect the wires connected to the fan.
Step 10: Test the fan for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the cooling fan is faulty and should be replaced.
Step 11: Take out the screws holding the cooling fan in place. There should be three screws.
Step 12: Carefully pull out the cooling fan and get a new one.
Step 13: Position the new cooling fan in the oven.
Step 14: Hold the cooling fan in place with the screws.
Step 15: Connect the wires back to the cooling fan.
Step 16: Reconnect the wires to the cooktop and lower it down.
Step 17: Return the screws underneath the front of the cooktop.
Step 18: Hold the facial panel in place with the two screws under it.
Step 19: Close the door and go to the oven’s rear.
Step 20: Return the two screws which hold the cooktop in place.
Step 21: Switch the circuit breaker back on.
If your Hotpoint oven is dripping water still after this, contact Hotpoint service about the issue.
The video below will walk you through the process of replacing the cooling fan in a Hotpoint oven.
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