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VIKING RANGE DOOR LOCK

MANUALLY OPENED DOOR LOCK WITH KNIFE. CANNOT RELEASE LOCK.

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  • Tom Hurley May 11, 2010

    What is your model# and serial#. Too what is the age?

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SOURCE: Viking Range oven door does not close properly

sounds like the door hinges need replaced. order a part #PC020009 qty 2

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

Boogan
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SOURCE: Viking range self cleaning not working - door locked

This is a more common problem than revealed by Viking.
Heres how I an "amature" fixed it.
Top center of many viking ovens have slots. With a small flashlight look into the center slots. "Its HARD to see" Look for something
shiney thats the latch/hook everything else will be dark.
I used a shish ka bab skwer. You need something like that or maybe an ice pick. Knives screwdrivers and things like that will
damage the face of the oven and then after opeining it you will forever feel bad about marring that very expensive unit.
Take the pick and with the flashlight guide it to the shiney part.
Once touching push to the LEFT. Keep trying as the pick will slip
many times. The latch should have no resistance if you can get on it.
Once open you can try and reset the hook to its open position.
Mine would not reset and prevented the door from closing.
This is now another fix. To keep the hook held to the open position. E mail me for how I jury rigged this part.
Mexvillas@aol.com
I have the hook held open now and will never be able to use the self clean function again. But thats better for me than a open wallet fix for the repair man and then wonder when it will happen again. To repeat. This is a known problem with Viking ovens.

Cheers

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Viking 36

The door can be removed from the hinge assembly by lifting upwards and outwards while the door is only slightly open - no hardware needs to be removed to get the door off. My door VGIC366 hinges did the same thing a few years ago, and simply cleaning them fixed the problem entirely.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

housejess
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SOURCE: VIKING STOVE DOOR IS LOCKED AND WILL NOT OPEN ,

unplug or turn off breaker to stove for 10 minutes...then try to gently open.....the oven has to be completely cool before it will unlock....when cleaning is done release lock before turning cleaning off

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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