Hotpoint stoves, manufactured by General Electric in the United States, are a vital part of many kitchens providing the means for cooking meals on a daily basis. Technical difficulties with the controls or other functions sometimes necessitate a reset of the appliance. Resetting your Hotpoint stove often restores the appliance to normal working order and should be your first step if problems arise. Contact Hotpoint or General Electric if problems persist after resetting your stove.
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Press the "Clear/Off" button several times until the LCD display shows the clock. Re-enter your cooking instructions using the controls to see if the problem clears.
Press "Clear/Off" until the LCD display turns off and the oven powers down. Press "Start/On" and try using the stovetop or oven functions.
Disconnect the oven's power supply at the outlet or circuit breaker and wait 60 seconds. Turn the power back on let the oven start up. Try using the oven. You will need to reset the clock after disconnecting the power.
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