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Viking wall oven No ignition

Brand new VGSO166 out of the box and it won't light either bake or broil. Both the bake ignitors and the single broil ignitor come on , but only getting 3 V ac at the solenoid. Is it possible they need to be replaced out of the box?

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  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same model, I had used te oven for quite a while though and then suddenly the next day after the last baking it didn't light up, all the ignitors are on, but no gas output.

  • sheilaann Jul 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. I went to turn on my oven because I had guests coming over for the 4th holiday, and while my ignitors are on, the oven doesn't seem to be getting any gas.

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    Same problem, sometimes lights, randomly works. There seems to be no pattern to the problem. I have had it in the shop twice, and never got a straight answer as to what they did to fix it. Works 2 or 3 times and then fails.

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There is a transformer located on the oven that generates voltage to the ignititors. You have a bad transformer or a bad connection.

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It doesn't bake dot_lineone.gif Bake igniter
When the bake igniter becomes weak or burns out, your oven would not bake. The bake igniter is usually mounted on the oven burner. It's about 1 inch by 4-8 inches (depending on the model), and comes in round or flat styles. If you don't see the igniter glow at all, it's probably burned out. Replace the igniter if found defective. Note: one of the exceptions could be that your oven is set to automatic mode instead of manual. If this is the case, set your oven to manual mode and check again.

If the bake igniter glows red and not bright yellow or white, it is probably because it is too weak. When this happens, the safety valve would not let the gas out into the oven burner. A weak igniter must be replaced.

A faulty igniter is probably the most common cause, however there are others:

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-- defective selector switch
-- defective gas safety valve

If you are certain the igniter is ok, it might be a good idea to call a professional appliance technician.

Need a new oven igniter? Click here for most common oven igniters or enter your oven model number in our PART SEARCH. ^ top clear.gif It doesn't broil dot_lineone.gif Broil igniter
When the broil igniter becomes weak or burns out, your oven would not broil. The broil igniter is usually mounted on the oven burner. It's about 1 inch by 4-8 inches (depending on the model), and comes in round or flat styles. If you don't see the igniter glow at all, it's probably burned out. Replace the igniter if found defective. Note: one of the exceptions could be that your oven is set to automatic mode instead of manual. If this is the case, set your oven to manual mode and check again.

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A faulty igniter is probably the most common cause, however there are others:

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Hello there: The oven bake burner and ignition components are located beneath the oven cavity. In most cases the oven bottom panel can be removed for access (check your owner's manual) but on some models the oven burner has to be accessed from below in the warming or broiler drawer area. If accessing from the top, a 'flame spreader' (flat metal plate) above the burner may also need to be removed to see the burner itself.Many ovens use a single oven burner in which case they only have a single gas valve and ignitor. The same burner is used for both bake and broil functions, the broil usually being in the drawer area below the oven. Higher-end models may have a separate bake and broil burner. On such a system there will be two ignitors, one for each burner. They may also employ a 'dual' gas valve (see illustration above) instead of using a separate valve for each burner.Some range models may have an additional broil burner located at the top of the oven cavity which may be referred to as a 'waist high' broil. If not, broiling usually takes place in the drawer area below the oven, which uses the same bake burner for the broil function. Most gas ranges currently available employ one of 3 basic gas ignition systems; pilot ignition, hot surface ignition system (which uses a 'glow bar' or 'glow coil' - aka an "ignitor") and a spark ignition system. The latter two being referred to as "electronic ignition" systems as they use electricity in one form or another to operate the oven heating system. Only the pilot ignition system has an actual "pilot" (which is a small but real "flame") which might need manual lighting.
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There is one older style of electronic ignition system which does also use an oven pilot but it is very rare and such a system hasn't been used in oven models since the early to mid 70's. It is the 'constant pilot' *electronic ignition* system.


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