Question about Viking VGSC306-4B Gas Kitchen Range
The electric spark for gas range burner continues sparking non-stop, regardless of the state of the burners or burner controls. The problem started by itself suddenly, with no apparent cause or provocation. Problems occurs when all burners are turned off, and when any burner is lit. Burners light properly when the knob is turned to enable flow of gas, yet sparking continues non-stop. I have to disconnect the power to get it to stop.
Model number of the stove is Viking VGSC3064BSS.
Turning any knob starts the spark via a switch behind each which should disengage when the (any) knob is turn further.
One of your switches is stuck.
I think you should be able to remove the range-top for access and find the offending switch.
It is probably gummy from a spill and is no longer in solid contact with the cam that operates it.
A solvent/lubricant such as WD-40 sprayed on the plunger of the switch once you can see it and operating the knob back and forth should free it up.
It might be wise to turn off the gas supply while tinkering with the range - blow your house away and the range won't matter. :-(
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
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