I have a gas Viking range with 4 burners. All of the burners are working and the indicator light for the oven works, but the oven is not heating at all - cold after 5-10 minutes. Could this be an electric problem? The oven worked fine until an electrician was at my house working on an unrelated problem.
It could be the Igniter that is not working. It's the most common part for ovens not working on gas ranges.
The glow bar can glow, but if it does not reach and stay between
3.2-3.7 amps it needs replacing. You can put an ampprobe on one of the
wires from the glow bar to measure this, or you could take a resistance
reading of the glowbar. Resistance should be between 50-150ohms. If it
is not within this the glowbar is bad and needs replacing.
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from I review I found it might be this...Simple replacement of Glow Bar igniter requires removal of entire front panel with many screws
so sounds like your igniter might be shot - it heats up to ignite the burners - easy fix - get a long torch lighter and just light the gas after turning it on -
Had a similar issue - but my unit is eight years old. Turns out my issues were my oven ignitors were failing and one of the burners had corroded causing the flame to only light on one side. To fix I replaced two ignitors (apparently they are to be replaced every 3-5 years) and cleaned the burner with a brass wire brush. If you are handy the ignitors are easy to replace - one screw and two wires each. Burner was one screw to remove.
Ceramic ignitors if wearing out can cause delayed lighting of the oven burners and/or reduce the gas flow - hence not heating up.
My viking oven had same issue - I needed to replace the ceramic ignitors (if ignitors fail to heat up properly the gas valve remains partially closed). Apparently they are intended to be replaced every 3-5 years. Also inspect and clean the oven burners - mine had corroded somewhat and prevented the flame from 'moving' to the opposite side - ie only half the burner was lighting. If you are handy the ignitors are very easy to replace - one screw, two wires each.
All of these ranges have a spark module at each burner sight and they all click when ever you attempt to light one burner. Therefore, it can not be assummed that the spark module for those nonworking burners are actually clicking. Remove the burner covers and actually look for the sparks. If there is no spark make sure the connections are nice and tight. IF they are, you most likely need to replace the spark module.
No pilot light need to be ignited. You may need a new ignitor. It might not be catching. If you pull the bottom oven plate off you can see the ignitor on the side of the burner and see if it is in its place or broken or just plain old. It is a simple fix. You can buy a universal ignitor or contact Viking and they will sell it to you. Its only two wires and can do it yourself if you are somewhat technical. Good luck.
We had a hurricane come through and power was out at our house for 2 weeks. The top burners worked but the oven would not. Our outside gas grill worked perfectly also using the utility provided natural gas. We were told by Viking that the oven is designed to work only when there is electric power. This is a safety feature, according to Viking.
if you are not hearing the faintest sound of clicking / sparking you could have a bad spark module or even bad burner switches i doubt that all switches went bad at the same time but its possible unplug oven check wireing to switches and spark module if you pull your burner knob off thats the switch starring at you follow wires and check for any loose connections