Oven out/flat top has hot spot/burners ticking everywhere
The right oven has completely stopped working, no glow or anything. The left oven has one burner on an one off...smelled gas so shut it down. Burners on top are clicking and not lighting and continue when lit. Flat top has a hot spot on it and literally has burned the stainless steel back panel. I called Viking and they told me they do not have a service dept! Are you kidding me? Please help!!
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On the oven, it is usually attached to the back center of the burner under the over floor which can usually be removed. If you are asking about the top burners, the spark tip is right next to each top burner. The spark module that supplies the spark is usually on the range back, sometimes in the control panel area or just below it under a cover plate or box. Most ovens these days use a glow bar ignitor for the oven that glows red hot the complete time the oven burner is on. Looks like black ceramic and is very brittle if hit too hard.
You will first need to verify if the oven igniter is glowing. When you turn on the oven you should be able to see a glow coming from the oven burner compartment. You may need to remove the oven bottom panel to verify if it is working. If it is not glowing then you will need to verify that there is power going to the igniter wire harness and that the igniter is working(has no cracks and tests good with a ohm meter). If the igniter is glowing then this problem can be caused by a weak hot surface igniter or a defective gas control valve. One thing that you can try(be very careful doing this) is to give the gas control valve a light tap with something hard like a wrench when the oven is turned on,igniter is glowing but the burner is not on. You will need to remove the broiler/storage drawer at the bottom of the oven. Once you pull the drawer out you should see the gas control valve at the back of the range. Try turning on the oven and lightly tapping the valve housing. This may loosen up any debris inside the control valve housing that might be causing the problem. If the oven burner comes on then try completely turning the oven on and back of several times. And when I say completely I mean turn it on after the igniter is not glowing and burner has shut off. This works about 30% of the time. If the burner control valve stick after trying this procedure then it could be the control valve and/or the hot surface igniter defective. The hot surface igniter would need to be disconnected from it's harness and tested with an OHM meter. Most igniters should have a 500 to 700 OHM reading. If you get a reading that is way off then the igniter is defective and replace it. If the igniter tests good then the gas control valve is suspect and replace it. Most appliance parts retailers will test your igniter for free. When the igniter is on it should glow very brightly. If it is dim then that is a sure sign it is bad.
is it electronic iginition? are you asking about top burner pilots? if so there are under the top in the middle beteen each side of the burners 1 pilot does burners on right and 1 on left. oven pilots are underneath you have to remove bottom door look in there at back and look up and you'll see it. if its a electronis ignition range you have no pilots!! glow coils and sparkers....
Unplug the range. Remove the oven racks. remove the oven base pan. remove the flame spreader pan. remove the glow bar ignitor on the left hand side of the gas burner and replace it with a good ignitor.
First you will need to verify if the hot surface igniter is coming on when the oven thermostat is in demand. When the thermostat is turned on for the oven you should see the igniter start to glow. You may need to remove the bottom oven panel to be able to see it in action. If it starts to glow then take a wrench and tap the gas control valve located at the back of the oven in the broiler/storage compartment on the bottom of the range. If you tap the valve and the burner comes on then shut off the oven completely and back on several times and make sure it is working. If it does you may have solved the problem. If the burner does not come back on and you have to tap it again then the gas valve is sticking either due to a bad valve or weak igniter. If the igniter does not glow then the igniter could be bad. You would need to verify the igniter is getting voltage. Then the igniter can be tested with a ohm meter. A good reading usually is between 500 to 700 ohms. The hot surface igniter cang get a crack in it causing it to stop working.
Sounds like a sticking gas valve or a defective hot surface igniter. Open the broiler drawer or remove the bottom cover in the oven compartment. The oven usually has a hot surface igniter or a spark igniter. Turn on the oven and watch for the hot surface igniter to start glowing. It should glow very bright. Once it is glowing the burner gas should come on. If you hear the gas come on it should light right away. If there is any delay shut off the oven and stay back. Let the gas clear out then inspect the area near the igniter and make sure the burner is not plugged(the little holes may have debris in them). If you turn on the oven and the igniter comes,glows brightly,no gas is heard but you can smell gas it is either a blocked burner orfice/assembly or sticking gas control valve. Try giving the burner and gas control valve a tap and see if it comes on. If you tap the control valve and it starts working then shut of the oven and try it several times. If it starts to come on and off now you may have cleared whatever debris was causing the problem. If it does it again then it could be the control valve or a weak hot surface igniter. The igniter can be tested with a ohm meter. Most of the time when I get this complaint it is the oven control valve that is sticking. Be very careful when doing these procedures....gas can build up in the oven compartment very quicky and flash if ignited. Always have the gas shut off valve at the back of the range within reach and the electrical outlet in case you need to unplug it.