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Techdesk, Service Engineer
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how do I change top oven base element on a hotpoint dy46k/

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how do I change top oven base element on a hotpoint dy46k/2
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.


To change this element the oven has to be taken out of the housing.

A suitable table or stand allows you to slide the oven out of the housing (if it's mounted high) without lifting too much.


Isolate the power to the appliance first, then take it out.


The following is from the service manual.


a) Remove the left hand side panel

b) Disconnect the wiring and remove the 2 screws securing the element to the base element tray.

(It may be necessary to pull down the base element tray to gain access to the left hand screw.)

c) Remove the element by sliding it out of the base element tray.

d) Reassemble in reverse order ensuring that the termination insulation is fitted and the base element tray is pushed up in place.

Reassemble, refit in place.

Restore the power and set the clock.

Your oven should now be up and running again.

Hope this helps

Let me know if you need more help.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi, When I went on to this website I thought that I would be talking to someone who had done work like this not just reading from a manual! there is no screw on the left, there is one however that goes through the back on the right hidden underneath the fibreglass. You then have to buckle the tray to force it down to drag out the element. After you have replaced the element, you then have to be a tin smith to try to straighten the tray. like all appliances like this, they should make the designer do a few repairs like this perhaps then they might become engineer friendly.


P.S I am a retired electrical engineer but I thought I would get the advice from someone that was a skilled Hotpoint expert, sadly this wasn't the case. So I had to work it out for myself and it cost me £22-00 which I can ill afford, its the last time I shall be using Just Answer.


Regards T. Ogbourne

Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.

Sorry, I stated it was on the left as this is what it stated in the manual.

I have changed the elements on these and all of the dy46's I've worked on, the element is on the left.


I'm sorry your one is different but if the manufacturer has changed design during the build period, I can't help that.


Eerything else you've posted is what the manual stated too.


I've never had to be a tin smith to do this either, it's just bent down a little then bent back up.


You haven't paid me anything, check your Just Answer account, the money is still there.

As long as you don't rate, it's still your money.