Question about Viking Kitchen Ranges
Viking Profesional vgcc530-4b takes for ever to ignight the oven then only the right side lights and then cycles on and off every 15 seconds. The broiler works fine.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Viking Range
I don't have the answer down pat. I'm a DIY with a similar experience. I had my ignitors replaced about three years ago (Viking parts) and they are suspect again! IMO, very short life span. The Viking parts are more expensive. The link mirrors my experience and when I replace mine again I'll try the Maytag part and repart back on the fit/function. A little shopping around gets the part at ~$40 ea.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
If everything works on your range, but the oven, the most likely culprit is the igniter for the BAKE manifold. What is confusing me, though is the statement in your question where you say the "oven will light up, but never get hot". Yet, you say the oven does not ignite. Can you clarify this? In some ovens the BAKE and BROIL manifolds BOTH light when preheating, to reduce the warm up time. Once the desired temperature is reached the manifold not in use, will shut off.
In any case, on a gas range, the burners for the BAKE and BROIL manifolds use an electric glow bar type igniter. There's a separate igniter for EACH burner. When you make a bake or broil selection on your oven control, the respective igniter begins to glow. After the igniter reaches a certain current potential, the gas safety valve is opened, gas flows to the manifold, and voila! You have ignition. It can take as long as 90 seconds for the burner to ignite. What can happen over time, is the igniter becomes weak or fails. If the igniter becomes weak, it will still glow, but it never reaches the desired current potential to open the gas safety valve. The result: you end up with an igniter glowing with no ignition. And, if you're like me, you're left scratching your head wondering why the thing isn't working when it "looks" like it is. You can easily tell if the igniter is working by opening your oven door and selecting bake. Watch the oven pan in the bottom of the oven. You should see an orange glow coming from under it. It here's no glow at all, the igniter has probably failed. If there IS a glow, a current reading will tell if it's within tolerance. The following link explains more on these igniters and how to replace one:
The bake igniter is a common fail item as it gets used more frequently than the broil function. On your range both igniters are interchangeable. You can purchase replacements on line at searspartsdirect.com, repairclinic.com, or appliancepartspros.com. The part number is WB2X9154. Shop all three sites for the best price.
I hope this helps you. If my assessment of your symptoms is wrong, or if you need further assistance, please let me know.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
SOURCE: Broiler won't light
Usually, when an oven won't broil, it's because the broil igniter is weak or burned out. The igniter is a small, round or rectangular device, about 1 inch by 4 to 8 inches. It's near the burner itself.
The burner is the tube-type device the gas flows through before it's ignited. It has many small holes on the sides to let the gas, when ignited, form a long, low flame. If the igniter is weak, if it glows red but doesn't get hot enough, or if it's burned out, the gas doesn't flow to the burner and the burner won't ignite. If this is the problem, you may need to replace the igniter or the safety valve. Usually the igniter is to blame.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
This could be that your ignitor has just gone out. This is a fairly simple part to replace. Just give us a call or email us and we'll be sure to send the right part out to you asap so you can get cooking again real soon. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so don't waste too much time. We hope to hear back from you real soon.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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