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I have a viking six burner vgsc4876gss48 range. The front right two burners do not ignite, no clicking sound. The rest of the igniter work.

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  • k Yap May 24, 2011

    I can see if one of the switch is bad, but what are the chances of two switches being bad. I am not questioning your expertise, but the probability of this happening is quite low. Both right burners are bad.

  • k Yap May 24, 2011

    What are the chances of two infinite switches being bad? Both right infinite switch need to be replaced?

  • k Yap May 24, 2011

    I have a viking six burner range, model vgsc4876gss. Right two burners do not ignite when you turn it on, no clicking sound, no spark. Model number vgsc4876gss.

  • k Yap May 24, 2011

    igniter just does not click. I have cleaned the stupid range many times. Plus, it is only less than two years old. We hardly use it. What a piece of junk?

  • k Yap May 24, 2011

    Oh, the burners light up with a match.

  • k Yap May 24, 2011

    you mean both electrodes are bad.

  • k Yap May 24, 2011

    I will replace the igniters and let you know. The front right burners does not click, no spark The rest of the burners have spark when I turn either of the front right burners on.. So you think it is the igniters.

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Hi,

The spark is activated by a switch that is located behind each of the burner control knobs. When one of the switches is turned on, all of the burners spark at the same time.

The switches behind the burner control knobs have got wet or have gone bad...

Here is a tip that I wrote to give details aboutwhy your cooktop will not spark to light the burners..

Cooktop Range Stove spark ignition does not work

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Posted on May 25, 2011

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Electric gas igniters sometimes get stuck in one position causing a clicking sound. The clicking sound that you hear is the electric arc that is pulsing from the igniter conductor (wire) to ground (the gas burner). It receives power from the electrical outlet that the stove is plugged into.

If the kitchen has no spark, then replace ignitor or ignitor switch, depending if there is voltage at igniter contacts, and if the switch actuates the igniter when bridged.

If there is spark but does not ignites, check the valve and regulator assembly.


Residue from food and sometimes cleaning products may be preventing the igniter from producing a spark (Arc) to the base of the burner. This is a common problem that occurs when the stove has been cleaned or food is allowed to build up. Make sure that the igniter and the burner base are clean and dry. This will help with proper operation. Oven cleaner and a small tooth brush may be used to accomplish this. Another problem with ignition may occur if you have too little (touching) or too much space between the igniter and the base of the burner; it will prevent the burner from igniting. You should only have a little more space than the thickness of a nickel between the burner base and the igniter. A good "blue" arc from the igniter to the burner base is optimal. If this doesn't work, you may need to replace the electric igniter module.

Personally, sound like the igniters in this positions need replacement, the only solution is to change it. When the ignitor is not working right and is going bad, have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY. Check out this tip about your problem:

Good luck.

Posted on May 24, 2011

  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited May 25, 2011


    Your
    problem could not the igniter itself, but the burner switch that controls
    the igniter. All the igniters get their power from one spark module
    that is mounted somewhere in back of the oven. That's why you are able
    to get all the igniters to spark with only one burner control turned on.
    This is normal.

    That is also why you are able to light the burner in
    question buy turning on another burner. The spark is being provided by a
    switch that is working. To answer your question: the igniter is
    removable, but I don't think it's necessary. Cleaning them generally
    doesn't make them work better. I would check the wiring from the spark
    module to the burner switch and/or replace the switch.

    Hope this
    helps.

  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited May 25, 2011

    Also, just like reference, there are lots of instructions online for replacing an ignitor (oven in this case). Here are a couple of the better ones:


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Hi

The issue seems to be with the infinite switch that is bad or there is a broken wire to the control or right burners. However after reading your issue it seems that the infinite switch should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel


Posted on May 24, 2011

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  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott May 24, 2011

    Hi


    Sorry for late response and thanks for rejecting the
    solution even though I was replying, anyways if you think both the switches are
    fine then it can be due to clogged orifice in the burners that might be
    restricting the gas flow near the igniter, you can clean it with a straighten
    paper clip. And as told earlier also check harness and switches. Hope this
    helps...please post back for further assistance.


    Daniel

    Hi

    Sorry for late response and thanks for rejecting the solution even though I was replying, anyways if you think both the switches are fine then it can be due to clogged orifice in the burners that might be restricting the gas flow near the igniter, you can clean it with a straighten paper clip. And as told earlier also check harness and switches. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

    Daniel

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott May 24, 2011

    So the issue is with the electrode

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott May 24, 2011

    I am saying to clean the orifice and electrodes first

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