Thread Number: 71682  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
Replacement Burners for '68 Hotpoint Range
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Post# 948489   7/16/2017 at 18:58 by fltcoils (South Bend, Indiana)        

I enjoy using my Hotpoint range.

I recently learned it's design family is the "Total Clean" ranges from Hotpoint and GE. The oven has Teflon panels on the left and right which are removable, and an enamel panel on the floor which is also removable. The burner controls are not multiple buttons but the newer continuous adjustment knob which modulate burner current on/off based on an internal heater which heats a bimetal in the control.

I learned some useful things recently while searching for burners which I hope may save someone else trouble. The "catalog" number 107RB656J on the data plate is translated model number RB656J. Advertisements for similar models such as RB651 can be seen if you internet search "total clean range".

The burners are referred to as high lift hinged calrod burners. The 8 inch burners are dual element where as the 6 inch burners are single element. Since it is controlled by a single two wire controller the dual elements are wired in parallel so for replacement you can use either dual or single if they are available. At this time only the dual element is available for the six-inch.

8" burner WB30X341
6" burner WB30X342

I hope this helps somebody, I enjoy my range and certainly hope others can also keep theirs going.

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Post# 948514 , Reply# 1   7/16/2017 at 21:48 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
Nice range William

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I've got a 67 GE in my collection. Interesting to see the differences that still existed between GE and Hotpoint even at that time. Wouldn't be much longer and HP would just be a rebadged GE. GE had the large burners opposite to HP. Switch for oven light on opposite side of door. GE used pushbuttons with set heat for burners rather than infinite control. No removable oven panels in the GE. What's to the right of the window on the oven door on yours?

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Post# 948618 , Reply# 2   7/17/2017 at 15:30 by fltcoils (South Bend, Indiana)        
Left light switch

My Hotpoint has the light switch on the left

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Post# 948631 , Reply# 3   7/17/2017 at 16:18 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Nice ranges

The Hotpoint is a fancier version of the one my friend Jay has. His is from the early 70's, Avocado, no window or clock.

Post# 948640 , Reply# 4   7/17/2017 at 17:06 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Interesting--my grandmother had what I'd guess was the first generation of these. I think I recall that hers had Teflon on the bottom of the oven as well--she had an oven element burn out that scarred the Teflon. The stove was noisy--the panels rattled, the rack guides rattled, the racks rattled---a little annoying. It had 5 fixed heats (rotary version of buttons)...a timed appliance cooktop signal window but it did have an oven light. She always cooked with electric--seemed to work fine for her.

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