Hello, my name is***** at the diagrams from the manufacturer, it seems that yes, you do need to remove the side panel.. I have posted a diagram to help you understandLook at image area marked 7
How does the side panel come off? Do I need to remove the hob top?
There are screws at the rear and under the hob-top.. If I recall correctly there are also some at the front edge
So if I remove these screws will the side panel come off without having to interfere with the hob top?
If I recall correctly, yes..
However, the hob top is not hard to remove if you need to
That sounds good to me. I do not have the replacement hinge yet - it is in the post to me. How do I get in touch again if I need to chat further about this?
Do you think this is a job for a capable DIYer? I don't want to mess up an expensive cooker!!
Once you have rated my assistance to you I ill be available to you in 'my questions' under this same link
Thanks George - I'll let you know how it goes in a day or two when the part has arrived.
You're welcome, GeorgePlease remember to rate the assistance before leaving the page.. Use the smiley faces to do so