Question about Viking Kitchen Ranges
My wife said she saw a flash above her head as she was cooking on stove and thought it might be a fuse or something shorting out...Everything else works fine( ie fan) ...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's not a fuse, but a wire or heating element has burned up. Please TURN OFF the circuit breaker until you repair the problem, or at least until you know what the problem is! You say "in" the stove, so I'm assuming that you mean in the oven. Whichever element it is, whether it's in the oven or on the stovetop, just needs to be removed and checked for continuity with an ohmmeter. Quite frankly, if it IS an element, then you should see a burned-out spot somewhere on it that's pretty obvious. Then you just need to replace the element. If it's a wire, then you will need to repair the wire so that it safely makes contact with the element again. That process is a little more involved than just replacing an element, but let us know what you find. I can describe a wire-repair procedure if need be. ;)
Posted on Aug 13, 2007
SOURCE: Hotpoint Gas oven doesn't light
Sounds like the oven ignitor is weak. If everything else is working it must be a bad ignitor. These are usually easy to replace and can expect to pay $70-$100 for the part. Check to see if it glows when in bake mode first. If it does then replace the ignitor. You can look at the ignitor, when not on, if it is white-ish then it needs replace or if it doesn't have a full glow, can compare to broil ignitor, then it needs replaced. Let me know if you have further questions.
Posted on Oct 13, 2007
check clock has not accidently been switched to Auto this can also happen if someone has interupted the power supply
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. MY OVEN BINKS ONCE FROM BAKE AND TWICE FROM THE OTHER LIGHT. OVEN DOES NOT WORK, ADND WE REPLACE THE CONTROL BOARD ALREADY. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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