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Viking range - no way to simmer

Recently bought a house with what I think is a Viking VGSU161 gas range, after using electric for many years. Had high expectations based on reputation, but have been frustrated because there is no way to slowly simmer anything on this range. Range runs off propane. Wish I had my 25-year old Jenn-Air electric back.

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  • Wendy Cowie
    Wendy Cowie Sep 30, 2012

    I also have the same problem but I use Natural gas which sounds like a conversion kit is not needed. Nothing simmers, everything boils. Very frustrating.

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There is a conversion kit to convert the range from natural gas to propane, it is possible that it was not installed or not installed at the time of purchase. There is a part in the regulator that has to be switched from one gas type to another as well as individual burner orafices that have to be changed. You should have the point of purchase service verify that this has been done correctly. The complete information should be in your owners and installation manual or available directly from the viking website.

Posted on Mar 11, 2007

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