Hotpoint EW74 Main oven element Replacement

by / Friday, 23 August 2013 / Published in Cooker & Oven, Fan Oven Elements, Oven & Grill Elements, Repair Guides




This video will show you how to replace fit and change a main oven element for Hotpoint EW74,we will show you a step by step procedure on the process.

We will also show you the cheapest places to buy your oven thermostat for Hotpoint assemblies around this page. This video can be used on Hotpoint Ariston,Creda, Indesit.


The fan oven that has stopped heating up is one of the most common problems that oven repair & cooker repair engineers are called to. The problem in most cases is simply a faulty fan oven element. To call out the manufacture to replace an oven element is going to cost you in the region of £75 – £125.

Here are the 3 main faults to look for in your oven or cooker that is not heating

If your Oven is not getting hot or heating up it could be a faulty element, if the fan in the oven is running and the thermostat light is on, this will lead us to believe that the element has gone faulty.

When you turn the oven on the household electrical supply trips on the Rcd (this is the earth trip in the fuse board) your fan oven element has gone to earth and needs replacing.

Your oven will not work until the clock/timer has been re-set after replacing an oven element consult manual.

Note that in some cases the fan oven element fails and it will trip the consumer unit’s rcd (this is the earth trip in the fuse board). If so then it needs to be re-set, but if every time you turn the fan oven on it keeps tripping then this could be a faulty element that has gone to earth.

The following symptoms should be apparent when testing your oven or cooker:

  • Make sure your timer is not on auto.
  • Check to see if Fan oven is not heating up,
  • Check to see if fan in the oven is working fine,
  • Check to see if thermostat light is on.
  • On removal of the Fan Oven Element (see below) there may be visual signs of burning, blowing, or splitting but not in all cases. Is no sign of damage you will have to test with a meter.

Our video instructions will show you exactly how to replace a fan oven element yourself, and save you lots of money!

One Response to “Hotpoint EW74 Main oven element Replacement”

  1. zainab ala aldeen says : Reply

    I have an Indesit fan oven , I tried to unwire the element but it was stuck, is there a clip or a screw that i need to find? or is there any other way? it is a bit loose but it does not come out, i tried with long nose pliers as well with no luck.

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