Question about Viking 37 in. VGSU161 Gas Cooktop

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Burners not lighting

The electronic start on my cooktop no longer works. The ignitor stopped coming on when I turned on the gas, so now we have to light the burners manually. I unplugged the unit and tested the wall plug. I disassembled the burner controls and cleaned the unit throroughly. But I am unable to open the unit to get to the electronics.

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  • dwena Jun 21, 2008

    burners not lighting no clicking.

  • nhiggs1114 Sep 24, 2008

    burners not turning on automatically

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    I have the 6 burner Viking cooktop. The self ignition stopped working. A service call is coming, but I was told that as long as the power is still working, it sounds as though the spark module needs replacing.

  • jimpennock Nov 07, 2008




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    Hi there,

    Yes Yes Yes, bad stuff. Poorly designed and manufactured. First the
    knobs on the hood broke off. Cheap plastic. Exhaust fan rheostat is barely usable as it
    adjusts from full throttle to about ¼ in about 1/8 of a turn then to off . Man they do look nice though don’t they?, no
    doubt about it, just don’t cook anything and you’ll be fine. Random ignition on this or that burner on my
    6 burner cook-top. Multi-Thousand dollar
    appliances “are similar to batteries” they reportedly said to one complaint
    about the oven igniters. In that reply
    they stated that an igniter lasts 2-5 years depending on useage. Glad my furnace doesn’t use Viking

    As I have said countless times before, “It’s the service
    Stupid!” I am going out and start the
    grill. Bon Appé***!

  • rjadidian Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem. Can I fix it myself? What part do I need to get?



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I had the same issue and replaced the spark module myself, lots of wires and you have to make sure to label them before removal to be able to hook them back up correctly. To get to the module you need to unscrew all burners, no need to take the cover plate under the knobs. Burners remove by unscrewing center, brass nut. OEM spark module is VIKING RANGE #PA020021 U-67205-21. Go
od Luck

Posted on Feb 14, 2009


I have the same problem. A service call is coming, but they said it sounded as though the spark module needed replacing.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008


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