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I have a vgrc365 4burner gas range and the oven area does not lig

My oven area does not light properly so when i turn the oven on to 350 degree the flame underneath has a very low flame and it is on one side only so it takes awhile to get up to temperature,also my two burners on the top do not spark for the gas to ignite, oh and bought this stove in 2003 if that helps.

I was wondering the parts on something like this would cost and the labor to expect from a service person.

thanks for your help


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  • czarnecki Mar 16, 2009

    We have a Viking gas range, VGIC365-6BSS, which came inour new house we bought in Dec 2001. The oven has two glowbar ignitors, and both glow red when the oven is turned on, but only the left hand one will light the gas tube. The right one does not ignite the gas.

    Once the left side gas is lighted, a few seconds later, it turns off and makes a whining sound while it "deflates." A few seconds after shutoff, the gas relights again, and the cycle starts anew.

    My husband, an engineer, measured the resistance in the two solenoids of the oven gas valve and found one with a resistance of 1 ohm and the other open (infinite resistance).

    I use this oven almost daily, as I bake quite a bit. I have had the glowbar ignitors replaced not once, but twice. The repair man said they are like lightbulbs and burn out after a certain number of starts and hours of operation. As I said, I seem to bake a lot.

    Just be certain that you check that the glowbars are both glowing. It not, you still need to determine if it is a problem with one side of the gas valve or if the glowbar is burnt out and needs replacement.

    For our issue, we think it is a problem with the gas valve. Can anyone corroborate?


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I have the same range. That model uses two flames each ignited by a hot metal ignitor. The side not lighting has a failed ignitor. The part number is PB040001, sells for $45 on eBay and any half useful guy can install it.

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