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Removing spark module viking gas cooktop

Some burners not sparking

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Usually any control knob will activate all four igniters it's usually a faulty pressure switch rather than the igniter pack module.

Posted on Jun 11, 2014

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SOURCE: Viking Gas Burner issue?

is this a sealed burner unit? if so the burner base (the heavy brass part under the burner cap) has to be sitting just right. you will notice that it has holes around the the sides make sure that where your ignitor sparks to it that it aligns with the lowest hole on the burner base. if you have a great flame all around the burner after checking what i mentioned i would replace the spark module. if it continues to drive you crazy with the noise - just unplug it. the burners will continue working fine without power.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Only 1 of 5 burners is working on my Viking electric cooktop

By only 1 burner working, I take you mean only 1 ignites, then it sounds as though you have an issue with the spark module being defective. There is usually an access panel on the bottom of the unit, although not on all of them. Remember to disconnect from the electric.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Viking Designer Series gas cooktop not cleaning well

I'm sorry to say that there is not a wonder solution for this. You try laying a damp cloth on the aluminum part to try and allow the moisture to soak in the clean it off.
Don't use anything abrasive as the aluminum will scratch.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: viking gas cooktop vgsu161-6b sparks continuously.

The water that you spilled onto the cooktop has shorted out the ignition switch in the gas control knob. Don't worry though no permanent damage has been done. Leave it unplugged from the electrical outlet for a day or two until the liquid dries out. You can manually light the burners with matches or a BBQ lighter in the meantime. If you want to try and speed up the drying process you can use a hair dryer.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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SOURCE: My VIKING 31

I have the exact same problem, same model. Read the instructions on this website for replacing the ignitors...looks complicated, also generic to all Viking cooktops. Let's see what we response we get.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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Lift off the burners and remove the top, you will find the igniter pack in there be sure to turn off the power first.

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Check power to cooktop first to assure it is not the issue. If not the issue, the spark module is the cause of all the burners not working. If only one burners its a burner switch, if more than one burner its the module that needed replaced.

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And before that Most likely one of the ignition switches (they are under knobs) got shorted possibly due to spilled liquid or a cleaning stuff sprayed on. In that case it should stop sparking after a switch drys. Still no go replace the spark control unit.

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Viking Gas Burner issue?


is this a sealed burner unit? if so the burner base (the heavy brass part under the burner cap) has to be sitting just right. you will notice that it has holes around the the sides make sure that where your ignitor sparks to it that it aligns with the lowest hole on the burner base. if you have a great flame all around the burner after checking what i mentioned i would replace the spark module. if it continues to drive you crazy with the noise - just unplug it. the burners will continue working fine without power.

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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
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