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I have a viking gas range that won't get hot enough. After reading all the online advice, based on my problem, I am trying to replace the oven ignitors. However, I can't figure out how to get them out. They are screwed in and in order to get to that screw I have to take the whole base of the oven out it seems, about 10 screws. From what I have read, I should only need to take out 2 screws. There must be an easier way to get access it would seem. Can you help?

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  • crista_19 Sep 16, 2010

    It's a Viking VGIC365-4G. I can see the ignitors, and yes there are only 2 screws holding them in. The trouble is, they are in a tight spot and there is not room to get even a stubby screwdriver in there to unscrew them. So do I need to remove the 20 screws holding the base, and remove the base to get to those 2 screws holding the ignitor in?

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First unplug the stove. Remove the ovens racks & oven bottom, also the flame spreader. The spreader is the metal plate attached to the top of the burner. It will have a wing nut securing it to the burner. This is close to what you will see - picture.

Loosen or remove the screws securing the glow igniter to the burner. Follow the two wires attached to the igniter. At the end farthest from the igniter will be a wire pull apart quick disconnect. Disconnect the glow coil at that point.

Install the new coil exactly as you found the existing coil. Replace each part in reverse order. Plug in the stove and turn it on. The oven burner now should work.

Be advise that some new replacement igniters do not come with quick disconnect ends. In this case, it's okay to cut off the quick disconnect from the old igniter and attach it to the new igniter.

Simple clip off the wires several inches above the disconnect on the old igniter, attach to the wires of the new igniter and wire nut the two ends together. Porcelain wire nuts are best - picture.

Porcelain wire nuts parts help - click here.

Repeat the process to attach the other set of wires and wire nut them together. There is no positive nor negative {polarity} to be concerned with.

Glow igniters are fragile & they break easily. Handle and install the new igniter carefully. Glow igniters are a non returnable and non refundable electric component.I have a viking gas - 9732604.jpeg

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Hi,
Actualy the igniter only has two screws.To remove it you just need two screws from the oven.But to access it,you have to remove the whole base.Basically the Igniter is places at backside of the base.Please specify the model so that i could be more specific on the no of screws to be removed.
I have a viking gas - cac6f3d.jpg
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