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Viking stove burners blow out and relight if you tap gas valve. Hot surface igniters glowing but burner still loses flame and then make gushing noise. Is it the valve or the worn igniters?

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Hi,

Which model do you have? Sound s light your unit re-ignites if flame goes out, if so, I would clean the burner. This means with a old toothbrush remove everything baked or burnt on. Assure your small orifice with in the burner is clean and you can see the port (hole in the center). Most of the time I have found clogged burners, or the burner cap (selected models) were installed incorrectly to cause this issue. Give that a shot and get back to me if you have more to add or just more questions.

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I have a viking gas cooktop. The ignitor on one of my front burners wouldn't stop clicking even after the flame ignited. I swapped that ignitor with the ignitor from a back burner, expecting that the problem was with the ignitor and that the back burner would start to click incessantly, but at least I'd have my favorite front burner for use. Instead, the front burner was then only clicking 50% of the time and the back burner was fine, suggesting the problem was related to the burner not the ignitor. I pulled the front ignitor a bit away from the burner and now it is working normally. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Viking Gas Cooktop - Ignition sparks continuously when in 'on' position

This is likely caused by either a dirty ignition electrode, a cracked ignition electrode, or a bad spark re-ignition module.

Clean and inspect the six electrodes for cracks, If that doesn't solve it order a new
Ignition module from an internet appliance dealer that carries Viking parts like Appliance Zone.

If you replace the Ignition module yourself, make sure to turn off the circuit breaker to the range/cooktop before you work on it. Also, make a drawing of where the different color leads are plugged into the ignition module before you unplug the wires and plug them into the new re-ignitor. If the unit is under one year, this should be covered under the warranty.
Viking had a recall a few years back on their ignitor modules.

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SOURCE: gas cooktop - burner won't ignite

if its the burner that hase the intermitent timer on it
i have the same problem & I troubleshooted it.
if u take the cover off thier is a part on it that the rest dont have. its a red thing that rotates & thier are little contacts in it. for some reason thier is something that messed up inside it.
i took both mine apart & switced the guts & one of the little "boards"
is not working properly.
so im shure that is your problem

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SOURCE: stove top ignition doesn't stop ticking

My Dacor cooktop had a similar problem of continuously clicking igniters. I unplugged it a couple months ago and used a piezoelectric igniter to get it started. Then I looked in the Dacor FAQ and it said to clean the ceramic igniter posts with alcohol not water. I had to scrape some gunk off a couple of the posts with a knife before cleaning with alcohol. Now it works.'

I think the igniters use electrical conductivity to detect when they need to spark, so even slight invisible contamination on the igniter insulator can confuse the sensing system. Also they all seem to fire as a group, so all of them need to be clean because if any one of them is dirty then they will all malfunction.

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