How do I find the model number on my Hotpoint Cooker?
On Hotpoint cookers the Data Plate can be difficult to find and sometimes unobvious when you find it. On a broad range of models, the plate tends to be on the appliance housing; on the back for cookers and on either the side or the top for built-in ovens. Sometimes the Data Plate can be found by opening the main oven door on the rim of the oven cavity next to the door seal.
If you're removing a built-in appliance, you will need to carefully slide the appliance forward, sometimes this will require to you remove fixing screws at the side. When doing this, be careful to ensure the cooker is isolated from the mains and you have a work bench to support the cooker as you bring it forward.
Newer range of models will have a lot more information printed on the Data Plate. The one to look out for is the Model Number which is a series of numbers and letters usually indicated by MN. Examples of this are:
Other important information you will find on newer models' data Plates is a Commodity or Production number. This is a long series of numbers, 9 or 11 digits long which denotes which model and version of appliance you have. The only other number that you should note down is the Serial Number indicated by SN. This is a series of numbers that can help identify changes in parts fitted to your model.
Older appliances will have a gas council number displayed on the Data Plate usually indicated by GC or GCN. The GCN number will be represented by a 7 digit number usually beginning with 11.