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How do I troubleshoot a Hotpoint oven?

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Troubleshoot a Hotpoint oven by identifying the specific problem and then following the proper repair protocol. Common issues include a lack of power, failure of an oven element to heat and issues with components such as the switches, wires or self-heat feature.

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Before troubleshooting an electric Hotpoint oven, make sure there is a lack of power to the unit by checking whether any built-in clocks, lights, timers or heat elements appear to be working. If just one component of the oven is powered on, it is safe to rule out a lack of power as the reason the oven is malfunctioning.

If the entire unit fails to power on, the problem may relate to the wiring inside the home, or there may be a flaw in the oven itself that prevents it from receiving power. Check for any blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers, and repair them if necessary.

Inspect the wiring for any signs of damage, and test the circuit components for continuity using a multimeter. Wires in the back of the oven may be burned, causing the oven to malfunction. Replace any components that fail a continuity test. High-temp wire and connections are helpful for repairing damage to wires.

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