Question about Viking 30" Professional Select Built-in Electric Single Oven - VESO130
When turned to bake or convection the fan goes on. I turn theh temperature dial to 325, for example, and sometimes the light goes on. After about 15 seconds the fan stops. There is no heat in the oven, neither element warms up.
Posted by Su Sazama on
SOURCE: Oven starts baking OK but will not stay hot.
This sounds like the heat sensor probe.If you open your oven,look at the back wall near the top.There should be a piece if metal clamped there.When you start your oven,the click is the on switch telling a relay to turn on power.After it gets to the certain temperature,the probe tells the relay to cut power.When you restart the oven after it's warm and cooling down,the sensor probe is giving the relay a "false" hot reading and the relay turns it off.Since it cycles only once or twice,the probe probably gets "stuck".Is the second cycle real short?Good luck! Greg
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
SOURCE: elements in top oven won't heat. light comes on
More than likely requires a new element to be fitted.
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
See all Viking 30" Professional Select Built-in Electric Questions
Usually answered in minutes!
Level 2 Expert
Level 3 Expert
Level 3 Expert
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product:
I checked the heat sensor which was loose and put it back into position. I noticed that the broiler element doesn't heat at all. The bottom element gets hot but only for 5, maybe 10 seconds.
a Viking repair man said it is more than likely the motherboard which is poorly insulated above the oven and tends to melt from the self-clean setting on the oven. Estimating the replacements to be above $700, I did not investigate any further and chose to buy another oven, not a Viking.
Repair men are like sales reps///they want your money.....ALL OF IT.
Yes, I know, but Viking replacements are expensive anyway, I looked on line and I can replace the oven with a cheaper new one for the same price. I have no other way to figure the problem out. If I replace the sensor and the elements, we are looking at several hundred $$ anyway. I appreciate your input.