The Viking brand name is one that is known for both its high quality and high performance gas appliances. Their ranges are stylish and boast plenty of power and efficiency compared to many other similar cooking appliances from other brands. Because of this, Viking gas stoves and ranges have become a common household name all across America. With that said, they aren’t immune to wear out and breaking down from time to time.
From manufacturing issues to the stove simply being old and needing a bit of maintenace, we’ve listed some of the common problems you might run into, why they happen, and what you can do to resolve them.
When you hear this, the clicking sound actually comes from the ignitor itself, which is located near each of your stovetop’s burner element. Every time you turn on the knob, you will hear that clicking sound as the igniter sparks, which will ignite your gas to start heating up. However, what isn’t normal is the ignitor still clicking after you’ve turned the knob off. The reason for this could be a broken igniter, but some common problems could be that you haven’t cleaned the burner in a while or you cleaned it recently and accidentally knocked it out of place. As part of maintaining your stove, it’s important to clean the stovetop routinely to prevent food residue from obstructing the gas flow, as well as building up on the ignitor itself.
That said, always be careful when cleaning your stove so that you don’t accidentally damage the ignitor’s electrodes. Sometimes the igniter will still be intact, but there is too much food residue built onto it, or the electrodes have been misplaced in a way where it can’t ignite the burner, resulting in the non-stop clicking sound.
If you’ve cleaned the ignitor and have made sure that it’s still intact, and there’s no spark whatsoever coming from it when you try to ignite your burner, the entire spark module may be defective and will likely need to be replaced. Need a hand diagnosing why your ignitor’s aren’t working? Don’t hesitate to contact us today!
If the igniter is sparking, but the burner isn’t turning on, it could still be that something is blocking your gas flow, in turn, preventing the burner from igniting. Once again, the most likely culprit is dirt of caked-on food. So make sure to give the burner caps a thorough cleaning. And if needed, use a small toothpick or needle to carefully dislodge any food particles stuck in the burner gas ports. This same scenario could also mean some other underlying problem with your gas lines. Therefore, when dealing with a weak or obstructed flow of gas, it’s best to call a professional to help you out!
Since you use knobs on your stove every single time you use the appliance, they are bound to take a beating from the daily wear and tear. Fortunately, broken knobs are easy to replace, even by yourself, without calling for professional help. Plus, finding replacement knobs is usually pretty simple. All you’ll need is your model number and to check at your local hardware or appliance store for the appropriate ones.
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Finally, another common scenario that we see with Viking appliances is when your oven works, but it simply doesn’t seem to reach the desired temperature. There are two main weak points to Viking ovens that might be causing this issue: either the thermostat or the gas heating element. In the event that your oven seems to be producing heat, but it’s either not reaching the right temperature, or it’s overheating, you’re likely dealing with a faulty thermostat. With the oven cool, you can try to take a look to see if the unit’s temperature sensor is intact. It should be positioned straight out from where it’s seated, and should never be touching the inside of the oven’s walls.
Alternately, if your oven doesn’t seem to be producing any heat, you might have an obstructed gas flow, or some other issue with the unit’s heating elements.