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Ignitor sometimes clicks, sometime not

When you turn gas on, ignitor works intermittantly. sometimes its normal and it lights, sometimes its a fainter click and does not light. maybe something is dirty? maybe the ignitor needs to be replaced? Does the 6 burner model viking have a central igniter that feeds the others at the burner. it seem if it works it will light for any of the 6 and when it doesn't it wont work for any of them. Also, i've noticed there is some failsafe that once lit, the clicking will stop automatically. As though it has a sensor. maybe the sensor is dirty? I have a viking six burner range, the ignitor doesn't work at all on all burners and the oven, is this a easy fix or do I need a Viking service repair person.

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You will need the ignition bird located il under the cooktop

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The clicking is the electrode arcing. when the burner lights, a sensor tells the electrode to stop sparking after is heats up a little, that's why is clicks a little after the burner lights, but then stops. If the spark keeps going, the sensor is not registering the flame. The ones that do not click could be the ignite coil, the wire, or the electrode.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Viking model VGR48 stovetop burners will not ignite?

First shut off the gas supply & disconnect electrical power to the range.

  • Remove all the burner control knobs, grates, burner caps & trim rings.
  • Remove the 2 screws securing the manifold panel, one from each corner. The panel will drop down.
  • Remove the screws from each manifold pipe mounting bracket. Remove 1/4 inch hex head bolt from the center of the manifold pipe. Push supply tube back to release from manifold pipe. Lift the cooktop assembly at the front to clear the 1/2 inch locator pins attached to the top of the bodyside.
  • Place cardboard between each side of cooktop & bodyside to prevent damage.
  • Move the cooktop to one side, being careful not to put stress on the wiring harness on left side.
  • Remove the wire from the electrode.
  • Remove the screw from the electrode mounting bracket to release the electrode.
You can replace the electrode & reassemble following instructions in reverse order.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

SOURCE: burner ignitor will not turn off after the burner lights Viking

replace the electrode that's the wire or pilot tip, it has a sensor built in, when it gets hot it stops automatically. if the electrode is between the front and rear burners, there are small holes on the burners going down on the side of the burner facing the ignition. they need to be clean. try a paper clip and insert the clip in side the holes.

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viking advises using nothing but warm soapy water. grate polish works very good to bring that deep black shine to the grates again

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SOURCE: viking range burners won't light

All of these ranges have a spark module at each burner sight and they all click when ever you attempt to light one burner. Therefore, it can not be assummed that the spark module for those nonworking burners are actually clicking. Remove the burner covers and actually look for the sparks. If there is no spark make sure the connections are nice and tight. IF they are, you most likely need to replace the spark module.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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and if the burner in question has found an

easier
ground path the spark will go there. It will

not, however, in most cases have found a

CONTINUOUS
ground path such as what the fl ame would

provide under normal circumstances. This will

cause
the spark module to re-ignite.

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