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Repairing my Viking Professional gas cooktop - 6 burner model. The leftmost front and rear igniters will not stop sparking if the gas is on, even after flame is produced. The other four do not have this problem. Any thoughts on the source of this? I just replaced the ignition module today to solve another problem.
This is likely caused by either a dirty ignition electrode, a cracked ignition electrode, or a bad spark re-ignition module.
Clean and inspect the six electrodes for cracks, If that doesn't solve it order a new
Ignition module from an internet appliance dealer that carries Viking parts like Appliance Zone.
If you replace the Ignition module yourself, make sure to turn off the circuit breaker to the range/cooktop before you work on it. Also, make a drawing of where the different color leads are plugged into the ignition module before you unplug the wires and plug them into the new re-ignitor. If the unit is under one year, this should be covered under the warranty.
Viking had a recall a few years back on their ignitor modules.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
Try cleanning out the spark ignitor with a wire brush, and moving the ignitors. this has worked for me in the past. must have to do with conductivity. I had the same problem, changed out to new spark modual, and changed back to old one and clean out spark ignitors.
second thing is, check for any points where the electricity can jump, and tape it with electrical tape.
Posted on Apr 22, 2013
One of the switches is shorted out. This is caused by cleaning the knobs. The holes still have water in them and it runs down the shaft when they are replaced. Usually the switch is just mounted on the shaft of the gas valve. Disconnect the wires and re attach them one at a time to see which one or both are shorted out. Replace t he defective switch.
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
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