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The problem is probably either your thermostat control knob isn't working, may be "gunked" up, or the gas pressure sensor, a long copper thin tube with a larger bulbous attachment at the opposite end, and connected to the oven thermostat INSIDE the range/oven, is either broken or damaged, and can't set your ovens' temperature.
Check to see if the pressure sensor is damaged or broken. If that's the problem, buy another and replace it, being careful to tighten the screws to the thermostat. If that's NOT the problem, then you'll have to take the thermostat OFF, and see if it's got any gunk anywhere that could cause it to malfunction, or take it to a shop that can test it for you, as they are EXPENSIVE to replace.
The control panel face can be ordered from Viking Range unless the unit is very old, then I would suggest partstown.com, You will need the model and serial number from the rating plate on the unit. These parts are usually not very expensive and are really easy to replace.
Hope this helps....GOD BLESS...Randy...
Hello there: Just to clarify if yu are talking about the entire oven not working than check out these solutions Fuse/circuit breakerCheck
to see if power is getting to the range/oven. Does anything turn
on--even a light? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit
the main wiring connection from the house, at the range/oven, gets
burned and so breaks the connection. Then you may have to replace the
power cord to the range/oven, and the terminal block that the wire is
attached to.Range/oven wiringThere
may be a broken or burned wire at the back of the range/oven. If you
repair any of the wires, use only proper appliance-grade wire and wire
connectors.HOWEVER IF IT WILL NOT BAKE OR BROIL It won't bake or broilIf
neither the bake nor the broiler heating elements heat, but the range
burners still work, the clock may be set for a timed or self-cleaning
cycle. Check to be sure the clock buttons and knobs are set properly. If
your clock has a knob that says "push for man(ual)", push the knob in
and try the baking and broiling elements again. If it still does not
operate properly, you probably have a defect in the thermostat, selector
switch, or common wiring. If
the oven does not have a separate bake/broil/etc. selector switch, the
problem may be with the thermostat. But it's not easy to check the
selector switch or thermostat for proper operation. If you suspect a
problem in this area, call a qualified appliance repair technician.
Hello there: Please read the entire solution i have provided it doe4s cover things that you have said has already been checked but there is more to it It won't bake or broilIf
neither the oven nor the broiler heats, but the range burners still
work, the clock may be set for a timed or self-cleaning cycle. Check to
be sure the clock buttons and knobs are set properly. If your clock has a
knob that says "push for man(ual)," push the knob in and try heating
the oven and broiler again. If they still don't work properly, you
probably have a defect in the thermostat, selector switch, or common
If the oven doesn't have a separate bake/broil/etc. selector switch,
the problem is often with the thermostat. It's not easy to check the
selector switch or thermostat for proper operation. If you suspect a
problem with either of these, call a qualified appliance repair
technician.The clock stoppedThe
non-electronic clocks on gas range/ovens often don't last long. That's a
problem, because the clock is essential to the self-cleaning and
timed-bake features. Clocks are rarely repairable--you usually just have
to replace them. Electronic
clocks have been more reliable. But, they're often integrated with
several other features of the range/oven. So when the clock develops a
defect, it often renders the entire oven and broiler inoperative. The
electronic clock is usually integrated with a circuit board, and the
touchpad that holds the buttons you press is often a separate component.
If your electronic clock is defective, you may need to replace the
touchpad, circuit board, or both. Although these may be expensive, they
aren't usually very complicated to replace.
It does not sound like the guy is trying to rip you off. Most mechanical thermostats are adjustable by a center screw in the oven control knob stem behind the knob. The problem is when an oven is off by more than 30 degrees they become almost impossible to calibrate correctly and it is better to replace it. There would not be any danger in just using the thermometers and just living with the problem. It would be a very expensive fix for a Viking and if you can live with it then you are better off. The parts alone will probably be over $300 and then there is the labor charges. The thermostat assembly also includes the tempature probes so it requires major range dis-assembly to replace it. Sometimes the oven control knob will have an adjustment screw on the knob istelf(back of knob) to adjust the position of the dial ring to match the correct oven tempature. This can allow you to change the position of the knob to match the actual tempature of the oven. They usually will only go 30 degrees one way or the other though. So my advice is that if you can live with it and are able to still cook properly then put off fixing it. If you find that over time the cooking tempatures start increasing then you might have no choice but to have the thermostat assembly replaced.
you do not need to take apart any switches, all you need - unplug it from power, open front panel (2 screw on each side) remove all knobs, there is 3 more screws behind them). unscrew thermostat 2 screws behind knob. open top part of stove, remove grates and cover. you will see wires to thermostat unplug them and plug one by one to new thermostat. remove old thermostat from inside the oven (it has bracket inside). put the new one. close everything back. appliancesrepairla.com - viking repair LA
Here are two instances of when food "bakes poorly:"
When the item takes far too long to finish, you probably have a weak bake igniter. Often, you need to replace the igniter, but you may want to troubleshoot the oven's electrical system further to more precisely locate the defect.
When the temperature is consistent but too high or too low, the oven thermostat or sensor is either mis-calibrated or defective. If your oven uses an electronic temperature-regulating device, you may have an electric sensor in the oven instead of a mechanical thermostat. If the oven temperature is off by 30 to 40 degrees in this type of unit, you must replace the sensor.
On many units with a mechanical thermostat, you can remove the thermostat knob and adjust the knob itself to more accurately represent the actual setting of the thermostat. If, when you remove the knob, there's a screw on the back of it with a small calibration plate, you can loosen the screw, adjust the plate, then tighten the screw again. If the knob isn't adjustable, and the oven temperature is off by more than 30 to 40 degrees, you need to replace the thermostat to solve the problem.
the range has two thermostats one for each oven located under the oven knobs. put a meat thermometer in the oven and adjust the thermostat screw with a small flat screwdriver untill the oven turns off at the correct knob temp.
registered on the thermometer.
then adjust the knob screw on the back of the knob to match that temp setting.
clockwise is hotter counterclockwise is cooler