How to Replace a Hot Plate Element on a Ceramic Cooker


Hi I’m Mat from eSpares, in this video I’ll show you how to change a
hotplate element in an electric cooker. If your element has failed it may partially heat
or not heat at all so you’ll need to replace it. Safety first: Always unplug an appliance
before carrying out any work. The next thing I need to do is to remove the top of the appliance by undoing
the four screws that hold it in place. Having carefully removed the screw I also have to
remove the rivets on this particular model so I can lift the hob top off. You can use long nails
or you can grab a box cutter if you have one of these on your model very carefully
just ease it between the top and the rivet itself. Once you have a big enough gap
you can get a less sharp object in between and then ease it
away from the hop top. With all four screws and rivets removed I can now
lift up the hob top being careful as I do as the warning light is still attached underneath
this simply slips out and then I can remove the hobtop completely. This is the hotplate element that will be replacing. If you’re unsure whether your element has failed
you may see some damage inside the element itself. Or maybe a case that the cut-outs
this part across the top has tripped, either way you’ll need to replace the element. What I can see here is that the electrical
connections to the element are very complicated. So what I’m going to do is just take a photograph
of the electrical connections for reference. So that when I put the electrical connections
on to the new element I know exactly where they’re going. Now some of these electrical connectors
can be quite stiff So if required you can use a flat head screwdriver
to just ease them very gently off. With all the electrical connections disconnected
I am going to lift off the element Now what I will have to do is because the new element
is not supplied with these brackets you have to remove those from the old element
before replacing them onto the new element. It’s worth pointing out their numbers around the outside of the element which indicate the various different holes screw holes
for these brackets to go in. Here we can see that they have one at sixty-three
and one at twenty seven. and looking at the new element I can see that both 27
and sixty-three are already prepared. So I will remove these two brackets
and place them on the new element. With both of those in place you can then
put the element back onto the brackets before using your photograph to
reconnect the electrical connections. Now as this element is a compatible element
there is a slight difference in where the black lead connects onto the electrical connector. If we have a look at the element on the right hand side
you can see that the Black is linked up with the end of the element. so on our new one you can see the end of the element
comes through to this connection here. Which means that the black lead should
be connected to this connector. Once all the electrical connections are in position
you can re fit the top of your hob making sure that the warning light
goes back into its position. So there we have it, one new hotplate element
fitted to this electric cooker. Remember spares and accessories
for all the appliances around your home can be found on the eSpares website. Thanks for watching.

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