Viking ranges definitely come with a lot of benefits, such as instant heat, cost-efficient, and of course, continue preparing meals when the electricity goes out. However, unlike the electric or coil-element units, you must ignite the burners to cook meals on a gas stove.
Luckily, the issue is typically something you can mend on your own. Find out why the gas stove won’t ignite and how to repair it.
It’s blocked with food scraps.
Whether it’s stuck grease or food remains, one of the most culprits for a gas burner that has issues igniting is the debris preventing gas flow to the igniter.
Start with taking off the grate covering the defective burner. Next, take off the burner cap that should lift off carefully. The covered burner base will either lift off or need to remove some screws before removing it. Wipe the surfaces with a foamy and warm washcloth. Dip the covered burner base in hot water and make use of a hard brush to eliminate any debris. Eventually, wipe any debris out of the burner using a needle, compressed air, or a toothpick. Set up the burner, seal, and grill, and ignite the burner again.
When it doesn’t work, there may be a deformity in the supply line or a major issue, and you may need to talk to a professional.
There’s a poor connection.
As there aren’t many adjustable parts on a range unit, the connections may come too loose, specifically during the installation and cleaning process. When the wires that bridge the control module and igniter are not that solid, you won’t ignite the burner properly.
Initially, unplug the appliance from the wall or turn off the breaker. Take off the grate and burner cap from the defective burner. Remove the covered burner base and examine it to locate some loose connections of wires. Adjust any disconnected wires, reinstall the grate, cap, and burner base. Plug the unit and check the connection.
It’s a defective igniter.
When you have taken off debris from the burner base and reconnect loose wiring connections, you must be experiencing a defective igniter. A quick method to diagnose an igniter that requires to be replaced is by turning on and off the lights and adjusting the control knob to the on position. Once the igniter displays yellow or orange instead of bluish-white, you may have to change the igniter.
Cut power and gas to the unit, take off the burner cap and make use of a screwdriver to remove the burner base. Cut the connection from the igniter. Oftentimes, the igniters make use of an abrupt disconnect system so you don’t have to cut or connect the wires. Utilize the model number to identify which replacement you need to secure, set up the new component, and change the burner base, cap, and grate. Reconnect the power or gas to the unit and try to test the burner.
If none of these quick repairs resolve your Viking range gas burner that fails to ignite, you most likely have to replace the igniter control module or switch or talk to Viking Appliance Repair Pros for a more in-depth diagnosis. Check out our top-of-the-line services for Viking oven repair, Viking cooktop repair, and Viking stove repair.