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I just tried replacing the ignitors in my Viking Oven with two 12400035 parts. All went smoothly. However, both of them failed to light. Any idea what could be wrong? Someone mentioned to me that the ignitors can have different amperage (current) requirements, but I haven,t seen any spec. Also, do the wire connections have a polarity, or are they exchangeable??

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  • Khalid Naqib
    Khalid Naqib Sep 20, 2009

    They don't appear to glow at all. The previous ones did glow a little but then went out. I replaced them both because neither of them was working well and I had read that it is better to replace both as they tend to go in a few years. If I was to check the voltage, how would I do that? I have a meter but where do I touch on to?

  • Khalid Naqib
    Khalid Naqib Sep 22, 2009

    In fact, for some reason the ignitors didn't work the first two times I tried but after I left it alone for a few hours and came back and tried it again, it worked like a charm. Not quite sure what happened. But I'm glad I didn't have to test out the 120V live wires. Many thanks for your help!

  • Franklin Ouchida
    Franklin Ouchida May 11, 2010

    Do the ignitors glow at all? but do not light the burns? can you check for voltage to the ignitors... why did you replace both of them? let me know and I can help...



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You replace both bake ignitors?? sorry I forgot you had a viking with two bake ignitors... to check voltage you will have to remove the wire nuts at from the two wires that go from the ignitors to the controls... touch the meter probes to the metal wire one to each wire and turn the bake on ... be sure not to touch it with you fingers it should have 120 volts

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