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Viking stove top gas burners

Electric spark stopped working on all burners. Circuit breaker is fine...plug that unit is using is functional.

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Re: Viking stove top gas burners

I have a VGR36 6 burner. All the spark ignitors stopped clicking after a major boilover spill. Liquid got into the spark module compartment and caused a short. The paper wiring diagram under the spark module protective cover was burned from the short. I had a Harper 6542 non-reignition spark module but the replacement part is now a Tytronics PA020041 Spark Module. I bought kit #000511-000 from which includes the module, a black jumper wire, a green ground wire and an instruction sheet.

It's not difficult to replace the spark module but the 2 screws holding down the module toward the back of the stove are not visable and accessible. I used a thumbwheel rachet with a long philips screw driver bit (for cordless drills) to remove and replace the screws. The wiring was simple. The 2 power wires need to be wired to the correct polarity on the module, but the remaining 4 ignition wires can be wired to any of the 4 terminals on the new module. All the wires have plug in connectors and no cutting and splicing is necessary, but I had to cut and splice because one wire shorted and the insulation was burned from the major spill on my stove.

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Re: Viking stove top gas burners

When you say plug I'm assuming you mean the outlet in the wall. And you checked it for 220 volts with a meter? If all this is good then maybe you need a new ignition coil. I need more info.

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My viking oven just sparks no gas to the oven,stove top works fine?

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Re: Viking stove top gas burners

The 'guest' who posted Solution #2 is way off-base; electrical discharges (sparks) definitely require high voltage, about 3KV per millimeter in 'standard air.' The transformer that 'downgrades' (steps down) the 110 is intended to supply other circuits, not provide ignition.

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Re: Viking stove top gas burners

The Vikings only use 110 volts, not 220. Why would the stove be 220 when a low voltage spark is used for ignition. You don't need high voltage to spark. There is actually a transformer to downgrade the 110.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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