Question about Viking VWH3048 Kitchen Hood
We have a viking range hood, similar to the VWH3048, the difference is ours has the 1200 blower. The other day, both of our lights went out. We thought it was strange that they went out at the same time, but we went ahead and changed the lights. To our dismay, the new lights didn't come on. Is this something that we can fix ourselves? Any ideas on what happened, my husband thinks that it is either a short or the sockets burned out. Any advice would be appreciated.
Part PE050033 no longer exists. It's now two parts: PE050141 for the light and PE050156 for the fan. You must first remove all of the small switches then pull off the front panel to tighten the small nuts that hold the new units in place.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
These series of posts were really helpful. I have a Viking 60 inch hood and the lights stopped working. Fan works fine but not the lights. Doing little research I came across these posts so I thought I would give the fix a try. I found Viking Part PE050141 online, and then traced it to an actual store in Chicago. I called them; they had it in stock and picked it up. I prepped the work area by covering everything in case a screw or anything else might fall. After removing the hoods filters, I removed the heat lamp shield closest to the light switch. See picture, it is help in place with 2 screws. To my surprise, this whole was big enough and close enough to the switch connections to replace them. I was fortunate as I did not have the unscrew and lower the panel to can access to the switch. It was still tight getting to the black wire connected and yes it was greasy and I did scrape my knuckles a bit. But after the black wire was connected, the red one was easy. The new switch went in easily into the panel and, bingo, all the lights worked again. The appliance company wanted $189 to just show up and parts would be additional, so for the cost of the part and a little time, I was able to get this fixed.
Posted on Aug 01, 2015
As posted above, it was the dimmer switch. I removed the filters, then the 2 screws on either side; careful! The entire front underside will come down and it's a lot heavier than you think! Before dropping it from the rear, ensure you remove the two outlet type blower plugs or you risk more damage. Ocne these are removed the unit will drop about 6". Use a flashlight from the opposite side to see what is going on as you will only have access from the sides; it greasy and you will get scratched as stainless is unforgiving. Probably best to have a friend help too. All in all, an easy fix, take you time and get ready to be slightly dirty.
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
It may be as simple as a wire coming lose from the on-off switch. The on-off switch pulls straight out (with a bit of back and forth coaxing). Check to see if both wires are attached. Vibration from the hood can loosen them over time.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Dimmer/thermostat is bad. part # PE050033. you can change part yourself with a little mechanical aptitude.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
SOURCE: Viking 10 inch hood lights out
I'm just an average do-it-yourselfer....this was more intimidating than it really is. Go to www.allvikingparts.com as long as you know what model number you have the guys there will make sure you get the right part.
1) Throw the breaker to the circuit the lights are on2) Remove the grease traps and trim from the front section of the hood3) Remove the 3 sheet metal screws slowly from the hood....the hood will fold forwards about 6-8 inches...don't go too far4) Disconnect the existing dimmer...I found it was easier to work with by disconnecting the red wire first, then carefully push the on/off switch from behind to disconnect the black wire. Remove the dial and carefully unscrew the nut holding it in place....remove defective unit.5) Snake the black wire through where the on/off switch goes and connect it (they don't give you alot of play in the wiring so be careful. Attach red wire. Test it to make sure it works. Place the toggle back through the whole and carefully screw it back in. Replace the dial.6) Fold back into place and screw 3 sheet metal screws back in....7)Put grease traps and trim back together....
8)Brag to your buddies what a great handyman you are....and your wife too!
Posted on Oct 28, 2011
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