20 Most Recent Viking VGIC305-4B Gas Kitchen Range Questions & Answers


Turned our Viking gas range+oven+broiler to Broil

Hi Oscar, can I devide this in 2 cases? It looks like you have cleaned the cooker just before the issue started. The ignition system is a high voltage system to make the spark. High voltage always tries to find its way to ground as short as possible. And water is in this case a very good conductor. So, when some of the water reached some parts of the ignition system, the current will not go through the sparks, but through the shortcut of the spoiled water. So no spark will be created. As soon as the water dried up, the system will work again. This is in the ideal situation. But sometimes, after years, the insulation of the hight tension wires will start cracking. then also the spark goes somewhere else instead of the plugs. In that case new wires are needed. Sometimes the wires are without the plugs, but mostly they are complete with the plugs as in the link https://shop.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/810930053-smeg-cooker-ignition-spark-plug In answer on the second part: Also, if it starts to turn on after WAY too long, how do I speed up? I do not know how old the cooker is, but as mentioned above, there can be situations that the current does not reach the plugs. And then, may be in a time, it does. That indicates for me in the first place, replace the old spark wires for new ones. I hope this helps, Dik
3/6/2018 7:41:55 PM • Viking... • Answered on Mar 06, 2018

I've ordered a replacement range-top burner valve.

brass is probably an update as aluminium corrodes
11/22/2017 10:03:28 PM • Viking... • Answered on Nov 22, 2017

Viking with CRAZY Ignitor

Hi there, I am attaching your manual in case it helps you. On page 53, in the troubleshooting chart, the ninth item down seems to suggest similar 'problems' - including possible 'cause / remedy' to the right in same chart. The manual includes the manufacturers contact info on page 1 of this pdf (the back page of the manual itself.). Or, the manual LINK is here: http://www.vikingrange.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2730059_F20542.pdf (and attached as noted above). Good luck to you! (Hope this helps - please click below if so, thanks!) http://www.vikingrange.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2730059_F20542.pdf
4/29/2017 9:44:13 AM • Viking... • Answered on Apr 29, 2017

Only one side of the oven burners in my Viking

Hi I have the same problem.I think the burner needs to be removed and blown out with high pressure air. Also I believe that Viking redesigned the burner.
Please let me know if you find a solution. I also posted the problem.
11/25/2014 9:11:03 PM • Viking... • Answered on Nov 25, 2014

My oven stops heating when we cook on the burners.

Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

you have a gas flow issue, this can be caused from low gas pressure in the home, or a defective gas regulator on the range itself.


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1/2/2011 2:11:19 AM • Viking... • Answered on Jan 02, 2011

The appliance is a Viking VGIC305-4B Oven and

Using a meta bonding agent will not work for very long - if it holds at all, UNLESS you cut a metal sleeve to put over the stub and shaft pieces. If you have access to the bulb end, you can tightly wrap a piece of weed eater line to the bulb, then use electrical tape to hold it on. Push the bulb as you pull on the copper line until you cannot reach the bulb anymore, then slowly pull and bend the copper line out - possibly removing the range top will give you better access as well as pulling it back from the wall a bit. After you've remove the old sensor, feed the new one in slowly and gently pull on the weed eater line to help bend the copper line until you have the bulb exposed, then try to guide the copper line through.Be careful not to poke a hole in the copper line as that will ruin the new sensor. Time is your friend in this job - take breaks as you go to keep yourself from trying to hurry or from getting aggravated!! Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!
12/30/2010 6:33:13 AM • Viking... • Answered on Dec 30, 2010

There is a problem with the oven burners. When it


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Based on your description, " igneters heat up and the left hand burner lights to full flame but dies down to a very low flame after about 1 minute. The right hand burner does not light at all" the hot surface ignitor for the bake burner is likely the problem.

This is what it should look like, in the event you're not sure what the ignitor is...


Here's what you can try to verify if it's indeed the ignitor...if you're mechanically inclined.

**Turn off the breaker or unplug the range and turn off the gas to the appliance before attempting any service...safety first**

if the boiler has the same ignitor ( some do some don't ) one could swap the ignitor`s ( very carefully, they are very fragile and don`t like to be handled ) this will allow you to use the bake burner, but it will leave you without the broil function...until you have a diagnosis and can purchase another.

This will confirm or dismiss if the ignitor is at fault...99% of the time this is the case. You can also check them via an ohm meter if you have one. Follow this guide...

You should be able to find one at most brick & mortar appliance parts vendors or on-line depot's such as "repairclinic.com", "searspartsdirect.com" to name a couple.

You can ask for part number 12400035, That is the most common ignitor and is compatible with the Viking/Ultraline ranges such as yours.

I would still double check with your model number with the part`s professional`s. there is a slim chance the safety valve is faulty, but not very likely based on your description/symptoms.

Hope that help`s. Let me know if I can assist you further and good luck.

Thank`s for visiting "fixya" for your repair needs.


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12/25/2010 8:18:35 PM • Viking... • Answered on Dec 25, 2010

The oven takes a long time to come to temperture

you have a bad thermostat.
12/23/2010 7:20:20 PM • Viking... • Answered on Dec 23, 2010

Oven is slow to ignite and warm up

bad ignitor also you could have air in the gas lines. Also make sure that the burner is clean there are several tiny holes where the gas comes out right beside the ignitetor.
12/17/2010 12:08:39 AM • Viking... • Answered on Dec 17, 2010

Both oven glow bars stay

The problem is usually the igniter not reaching the correct amp draw .When the igniter does not reach the correct amp draw it may allow the gas valve to partially open or not open at all. Sometimes the igniter glows but still does not reach the correct amp draw to fully open the gas valve. The igniters are inexpensive and easy to replace. This video will walk you thru the correct procedure for testing an oven igniter. It may be a different model but the testing will be the same.You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. Not all models are available. All parts come with installation instructions.

12/11/2010 7:30:27 PM • Viking... • Answered on Dec 11, 2010
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