Hotpoint Oven Not Working [Proven Solutions]

Is your Hotpoint oven not working and you don’t know why? Keep reading to learn the cause and solutions to this problem and more.

Hotpoint Oven Not Working — Causes & Solutions

There is more than one possible reason why your Hotpoint oven would stop working. Below we have listed each one and how to fix them.

1. The Bake Or Heating Element

In an electric oven, the bake element (also known as the heating element) is what heats the oven up. So if your Hotpoint electric oven is not working, this is the first thing you should check. Below are the steps you need to follow to replace the bake element of your Hotpoint electric oven…

Step 1: First, unplug the oven or switch the circuit breaker off to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: On the lower back wall of the oven interior, you will see two screws which hold the bake element in place. Take out the screws.

Step 4: Carefully pull out the element.

Step 5: Inspect the element for damage. If it isn’t visibly damaged, you should test it with a multimeter.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires from the bake element and take it out of the oven.

Step 7: Set your multimeter to the ohms setting and touch the probes to the terminals of the bake element. If there is continuity, the bake element is still working. If there is no continuity, get a new bake element.

Step 8: Take the new bake element to the oven and connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 9: Hold the bake element in place using the two screws.

Step 10: Close the oven door and reconnect the oven’s power supply.

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

2. The Igniter

If your Hotpoint oven is a gas one and it no longer heats, the first component you should check is the igniter. Follow these steps to test and replace the igniter in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging it from the outlet or switching off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven and take out the screws which hold the bottom panel in place.

Step 3: Take out the four quarter inch screws which secure the heat shield on the bottom of the oven interior. There will be two screws at the front and another two at the back.

Step 4: Lift out the heat shield.

Step 5: You will see the igniter on the left side of the burner tube. Set the oven to bake and look at the igniter. If the igniter only glows but doesn’t light, it should be replaced.

Step 6: Disconnect the oven’s power again and remove the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 7: Pull out the igniter and snip the wires connected to it using a pair of pliers.

Step 8: Remove the igniter from the oven.

Step 9: Strip the two wires in the oven a quarter inch back.

Step 10: Get your new igniter.

Step 11: Connect each wire to the igniter and secure using ceramic wire nuts.

Step 12: Position the igniter on the burner tube and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 13: Return the heat shield and hold it in place with the four screws.

Step 14: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and secure with the screws.

Step 15: Close the oven door.

Step 16: Plug the oven back in or switch the circuit breaker on.

If that didn’t fix the problem, keep reading.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the igniter in a Hotpoint oven.

3. Safety Valve

If the safety valve in your oven is faulty, it won’t send gas to igniter to light. Follow these steps to test and replace the safety valve in your Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Switch off your circuit breaker to avoid electrocution.

Step 2: Pull out the oven’s bottom drawer and set it aside.

Step 3: Take out the screws which secure the square plate covering the safety valve.

Step 4: Set the plate aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires connected to the safety valve.

Step 6: Take out the nut which secures the gas tube to the safety valve.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the safety valve in place.

Step 8: Remove the safety valve.

Step 9: Test the valve for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new safety valve.

Step 10: Position the new safety valve in the oven.

Step 11: Secure the gas tube to the safety valve.

Step 12: Return the screws which hold the safety valve in place.

Step 13: Reconnect the wires to the safety valve.

Step 14: Return the shield which covers the valve and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 15: Slide the bottom drawer back in.

Step 16: Plug the oven in.

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

4. The Thermostat

This is another possible reason why your Hotpoint oven won’t work. Follow these steps to replace the thermostat in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Take out the two screws on the upper rear of the oven.

Step 3: Go to the front of the oven and pry off the control knobs carefully. Make sure to note where each knob goes by taking a picture.

Step 4: Open the oven door and take out the screws underneath the front panel.

Step 5: Lower the oven’s front panel and disconnect the two wires from it.

Step 6: Set the panel aside.

Step 7: Take out the screws underneath the cooktop which holds it to the oven.

Step 8: Lift the cooktop a bit.

Step 9: Note where each wire goes then disconnect them to completely remove the cooktop.

Step 10: Set the cooktop aside.

Step 11: On the back wall of the oven interior, you will see the thermostat rod. Lift the rod off the two clips.

Step 12: Go to the rear of the oven and take out the screws which hold the back panel in place.

Step 13: Pull out the thermostat rod through the hole in the rear of the oven.

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Step 14: Unhook the thermostat from all the retaining clips.

Step 15: Pull out the main thermostat from the selector switch.

Step 16: Get a new thermostat.

Step 17: Disconnect the wires from the old thermostat and connect them to the new one. Make sure to connect the wires to the right places on the new thermostat.

Step 18: Push the thermostat into the selector switch.

Step 19: Hook the thermostat wire back to all the retainers you unhooked the previous one from.

Step 20: Insert the thermostat rod into the hole at the rear of the oven.

Step 21: Sit the thermostat rod back on the clips in the oven.

Step 22: Screw the oven’s back panel back into place.

Step 23: Reconnect the wire plugs to the cooktop.

Step 24: Reposition the cooktop and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 25: Reconnect the wires to the oven’s front panel.

Step 26: Hold the panel in place with the screws.

Step 27: Push all the control knobs into place making sure each one goes to the right place.

Step 28: Return the two screws on the upper back of the oven.

Step 29: Close the oven door.

Step 30: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

Follow the steps above if your Hotpoint thermostat is not working.

If that didn’t fix the problem, keep reading.

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

5. Control Board

This is the final possible reason your Hotpoint oven won’t work. If the control board is faulty, it won’t send voltage to the bake element or igniter. Follow these steps to replace the control board in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Unplug the oven or switch off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 4: Lift off the panel and set it aside.

Step 5: Take a picture of where each wire goes on the control board.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires from the control board.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the control board to the control panel.

Step 8: Remove the control board.

Step 9: Using a heat gun, heat up the touchpad to melt the glue which helps it stick to the control board. Do not place the heat gun too close to the touchpad or you could burn a hole through it.

Step 10: Get a putty knife and pry off the touchpad from the control board.

Step 11: Get a new control board.

Step 12: Position the touchpad on the control board and stick it into place.

Step 13: Reposition the control board assembly and screw it into place.

Step 14: Reconnect the wires to the control board.

Step 15: Using the picture you took for reference, connect all the wires back to the control board.

Step 16: Return the oven’s upper panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 17: Push the oven back to the wall.

Step 18: Plug the oven in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Also follow the steps above if your Hotpoint oven and grill aren’t working or your Hotpoint oven fan and element aren’t working.

The video below will show you how to replace the control board in a Hotpoint oven.

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Hotpoint Oven Not Working After Power Outage — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven is not working after a power outage, follow these steps to reset it…

Step 1: Turn the oven off.

Step 2: Switch off the circuit breaker and leave for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, the thermal fuse was probably damaged. Read the section directly below this one to replace the thermal fuse in a Hotpoint oven.

Hotpoint Oven Not Working After Self Cleaning — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven is not working after self cleaning, the thermal fuse has blown. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the thermal fuse in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Switch off your circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s back pane in place.

Step 4: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 5: You should see the thermal fuse close to the terminals of the bake or broil element. Disconnect the wires from the fuse.

Step 6: Test the thermal fuse for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the fuse should be replaced.

Step 7: Take out the screw or screws which hold the thermal fuse in place.

Step 8: Get a new thermal fuse and position it on the oven.

Step 9: Screw the thermal fuse into place.

Step 10: Reconnect the wires to the thermal fuse.

Step 11: Return the oven’s back panel and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 12: Push the oven back to the wall.

Step 13: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

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

Hotpoint Oven Grill Not Working — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven grill is not working, the broil element is faulty.  Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the broil element in your Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Switch off your oven’s circuit breaker or unplug the oven’s power cord.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 4: If the temperature sensor is in between the broil element on the oven’s back wall, take out the screw or screws which hold it in place.

Step 5: Carefully pull out the sensor.

Step 6: Take out the two screws on the back wall of the oven which secure the broil element.

Step 7: Take out the other screws at the top of the oven interior which hold the broil element as well.

Step 8: Gently pull out the broil element.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires connected to the broil element.

Step 10: Get a new broil element and connect the wires to it.

Step 11: Screw the top of the broil element to the oven.

Step 12: Position the sensor in between the broil element.

Step 13: Return the other two screws on the back wall of the oven which secure the broil element.

Step 14: Screw the sensor back into place.

Step 15: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 16: Close the oven door and reconnect the power.

Also follow the steps above if your Hotpoint oven broiler is not working.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the broil element in a Hotpoint oven.

Hotpoint Oven Light Not Working — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven light is not working, there is more than one possible reason, below we have listed each one and how to fix them.

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1. The Light Bulb

A faulty light bulb is the first and most likely reason your Hotpoint oven light is not working. Follow the steps below to replace the light bulb in your Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Unplug your oven from the outlet or switch off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Take out the racks in the oven.

Step 4: Unscrew the light cover on the back wall of the oven.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb itself by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 6: Get a new light bulb and screw it into the socket. Make sure to get the right type of bulb for your oven. If you get the wrong bulb, it will either blow or not work at all.

Step 7: Return the light bulb socket.

Step 8: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 9: Close the door of the oven.

Step 10: Switch on the circuit breaker or plug the oven back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the light bulb in a Hotpoint oven.

2. The Light Socket

If replacing the light bulb didn’t fix the problem, the socket may be faulty. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the light bulb socket in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Switch off your oven’s circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the door of your oven.

Step 3: Pull out the racks and set it aside.

Step 4: Unscrew the light cover on the oven’s back wall.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb as well by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 6: Pull the oven away from the wall to access the rear.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 8: Remove the rear panel and set it aside.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires from the light socket.

Step 10: Test the light socket for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the light socket should be replaced.

Step 11: Go to the oven interior.

Step 12: Use a flat head screwdriver to bend the metal tabs on the light socket to release it. Get someone to push the end of the socket while you do this.

Step 13: Pull out the socket from the oven and get a new one.

Step 14: Push the new socket into place.

Step 15: Reconnect the wires to the light socket.

Step 16: Reposition the rear panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 17: Screw the light bulb back into the socket.

Step 18: Return the cover as well.

Step 19: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 20: Close the oven door.

Step 21: Push the oven back to its usual position.

Step 22: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

The video below will walk you through the process of replacing the light socket in a Hotpoint oven.

3. The Control Board

This is the last possible reason your Hotpoint oven light won’t turn on. Read how to replace a Hotpoint control board in the “Hotpoint Oven Not Working” section.

Hotpoint Oven Display Not Working — How To Fix

The are two possible reasons why your Hotpoint oven display won’t work. They are a faulty thermal fuse or control board. Read the section “Hotpoint Oven Not Working After Self Cleaning” to test and replace the thermal fuse in your Hotpoint oven. To replace the control board, read the “Hotpoint Oven Not Working” Section above.

Hotpoint Oven Buttons Not Working — How To Fix

If the buttons on your Hotpoint oven aren’t working, the touchpad should be replaced. Follow these step to replace the touchpad of a Hotpoint oven…

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

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 3: Remove the screws holding the oven’s upper back panel.

Step 4: Remove the panel.

Step 5: Take a picture of where the wires go on the control board then disconnect them.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the control board to the control panel.

Step 7: Using a hair dryer or heat gun, melt the glue which helps the touchpad stick to the control board.

Step 8: Peel off the touchpad from the control board.

Step 9: Get a new touchpad.

Step 10: Peel off the backing on the touchpad and and stick it to the control board.

Step 11: Reposition the control board and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 12: Reconnect the wires to the control board making sure each wire goes to the right place.

Step 13: Return the panel and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 15: Push the oven back to the wall.

Hotpoint Oven Fan Not Working — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven fan is not working, the fan motor or blade is faulty. Follow these steps to replace the fan blade and motor in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Switch off your circuit breaker.

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Take out the oven racks and set aside.

Step 5: Take out the screws on the back wall of the oven.

Step 6: Lift off the back panel of the oven interior to reveal the fan blade.

Step 7: Unscrew the nut in the middle of the fan blade by turning it clockwise.

Step 8: Remove the fan blade and inspect it for damage. If the fan blade is damaged or the hole in the center isn’t round, it should be replaced.

Step 9: Take out the three screws on the back wall of the oven interior which hold the fan motor in place. There might be four screws depending on your oven model.

Step 10: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which secure the back panel.

Step 11: Lift off the panel and set it aside.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires connected to the fan motor.

Step 13: Pull out the fan motor and get a new one.

Step 14: Position the new fan motor on the oven’s rear.

Step 15: Return the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 16: Go to the oven interior and return the three screws which hold the fan motor in place.

Step 17: Reposition the fan blade and secure it with the bolt.

Step 18: Return the back panel of the oven interior and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 19: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 20: Close the oven door and switch the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the fan motor in a Hotpoint.

Hotpoint Oven Clock Not Working — How To Fix

If the clock of your Hotpoint oven is not working, follow these steps to to reset it…

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Step 1: Turn the oven off.

Step 2: Switch off the circuit breaker.

Step 3: Leave the breaker off for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Switch it back on after 10 minutes.

Step 5: Turn on the oven and set the time.

If the clock still doesn’t work, call a technician to identify and fix the problem.

Hotpoint Oven Burners Not Working — How To Fix

If both your burners and oven aren’t working, there is most likely a power problem. Call an electrician to determine the issue. However, if your oven works just fine but none of the burners work at all, follow the steps below to replace the burner switch in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Disconnect the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Remove the burner knob and take out the two screws you see using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Take out the screws at the rear of the oven which hold the upper panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 6: Get a new burner switch.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the old burner switch and connect them to the new one.

Step 8: Position the new burner switch.

Step 9: Return the oven’s upper back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 10: Return the two screws at the front of the oven which hold the burner switch in place.

Step 11: Push the knob back in.

Step 12: Plug the oven back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the burner switch in an oven.

Hotpoint Microwave Oven Not Working — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint microwave is not working, there is more than one possible reason. We have listed each one below and how to fix them.

1. Line Fuse

If your Hotpoint microwave isn’t working, the first thing you should check is the line fuse. Follow these steps to replace the line fuse in a Hotpoint microwave…

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

Step 2: Open the door of the microwave.

Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the sides of the microwave to the cabinet.

Step 4: Pull the microwave out and set on a sturdy surface.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 6: Lift the top panel off.

Step 7: The line fuse is on the holder beside the control board. Lift it off the holder.

Step 8: Get a new line fuse and position it on the holder.

Step 9: Return the top panel of the microwave and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 10: Push the microwave back into the cabinet and secure it with the screws.

Step 11: Close the microwave door and plug the power cord back in.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the line fuse in a Hotpoint microwave.

If this method for replacing a microwave line fuse does not work on your Hotpoint microwave, follow these steps…

Step 1: Unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Open the microwave door and take out the screws which hold the front grille in place.

Step 3: Remove the front grille and take out the screw or screws which secure the control panel.

Step 4: Lift up the control panel.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the metal inner access panel in place.

Step 6: Set the panel aside.

Step 7: Inside, you will see the line fuse. Remove it from the holder. Be careful not to touch the capacitor as you do this to avoid being electrocuted.

Step 8: Get a new line fuse and position it on the holder.

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

Step 10: Secure the control panel using the screws.

Step 11: Return the front grille and the screws which hold it in place.

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

2. The Control Board

If your Hotpoint microwave is not working after replacing the line fuse, the control board is probably faulty. Follow these steps to replace the control board in a Hotpoint microwave…

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

Step 2: Remove the Philips head screws which hold the front vent of the microwave in place.

Step 3: Open the door of the microwave.

Step 4: Pull out the front vent and set it aside.

Step 5: Remove the screw which secures the control panel. There will be one screw at the left or top of the control panel.

Step 6: Lift the panel up to release the tabs from the slots.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the control board then disconnect them. Take a picture to make it easier.

Step 8: Unscrew the grounding wire from the control panel assembly.

Step 9: Set the control panel assembly on a towel lined surface.

Step 10: Pull out the ribbon cable from the control board by lifting up the plastic holder first.

Step 11: Remove the screws which hold the control board to the panel.

Step 12: Remove the control board and get a replacement.

Step 13: Position the control board on the panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 14: Reconnect the ribbon cable making sure to sit it properly in the holder.

Step 15: Screw the grounding wire back to the control panel assembly.

Step 16: Reconnect all the wires to the control board making sure each one goes to the right place.

Step 17: Screw the control panel back into place.

Step 18: Return the front vent and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 19: Close the door of the microwave.

Step 20: Plug the microwave’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the control board in a microwave.

Hotpoint Cooker Hood Lights Not Working — How To Fix

If the lights of your Hotpoint cooker hood aren’t working, keep reading to learn why and how to fix it.

1. Loose Light Bulb

If your light bulb is loose, it won’t work. Check if the light bulbs are loose. If they are loose, tighten them. If not, they may be faulty.

2. Faulty Light Bulb

Follow these steps to replace the light bulb in a Hotpoint cooker hood…

Step 1: First, disconnect the power to the cooker hood.

Step 2: Using a flat blade screwdriver, lift off the light bulb cover and set it aside.

Step 3: Carefully pull out the light bulb and get a new one.

Step 4: Push the new light bulb into place.

Step 5: Reposition the light bulb cover.

Step 6: Follow these same steps to replace the other faulty bulbs.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the light bulb in a Hotpoint cooker hood.

3. Faulty Light Fitting

If the light of your Hotpoint cooker hood won’t work after replacing the bulb, the fitting may be faulty. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the light fitting of your Hotpoint cooker hood…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the hood.

Step 2: Take out the screws which secure the glass to the top of the hood at the bottom of the chimney. There will be four screws.

Step 3: Lift the glass carefully and set it aside.

Step 4: Disconnect the wire plug connected to the light fitting.

Step 5: Squeeze the buttons on the sides of the fitting and push it out.

Step 6: Remove the light cover and bulb from the fitting.

Step 7: Get a new light fitting and push it into place.

Step 8: Return the light bulb and cover.

Step 9: Reconnect the wire to the light fitting.

Step 10: Reposition the glass on the cooker hood and hold it in place with the four screws.

Step 11: Reconnect the power to the cooker hood.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the light fitting in a Hotpoint cooker hood, watch the video below.

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