Top 4 Common Problems With Viking Gas Stove
Are you dealing with a pesky stovetop that won’t light? Or maybe your oven doesn’t seem to be heating up properly?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
Below, we’ll be taking a look at 4 of the most common problems we see with Viking gas stoves, how to troubleshoot them, and what to do to get your appliance up and running once again!
Stove Won’t Light Up
One of the most common problems we see with gas stoves is a burner that won’t ignite.
While inconvenient, this issue is often caused by a few simple problems, such as a problem with your gas supply, a faulty valve, a defective igniter, or a dirty burner.
Problems With Gas Supply
Depending on your set up, your Viking appliance likely uses natural gas from your home’s main supply line, or a tank might feed your appliance.
If you have a tank, the first thing to check is that there is enough gas left in it. If not, you’ll need to have your supply company come out and top you up before you can use your stove.
Alternately, you might have clogged gas lines, which is preventing an adequate flow to the appliance. If you suspect a clog gas line, contact your supply company immediately.
Gas Valve Issues
In the same vein, you might also be experiencing issues with your stove’s gas valve, which allows you to control the flow of gas to your burners.
These components can sometimes get clogged up, or they may be broken, causing your problem.
Either way, the most effective way to fix this is to replace the valve in question with a new one.
The igniter is the component that produces the spark needed to light your stove’s burners.
Therefore, if you’re having trouble getting your stove lit, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with a faulty igniter.
Clogged Burner Element
Over time, your burner elements can get dirty with grease and oil splashes. When these messes aren’t cleaned, they can clog the burner, which will, in turn, prevent the flow of gas needed to maintain a flame.
So if it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned them, you can try using a bit of soapy water or rubbing alcohol to remove any possible blockages.
On the other hand, if you’re still having trouble with your Viking appliance, don’t hesitate to contact us for help today.
Stove Is Clicking Constantly
Another prevalent complaint we hear from our customers is that their stove won’t stop clicking.
Bad Spark Electrode Or Spark Ignition Switch
Typically, when you turn an element on, you’ll hear the igniter clicking as it produces a spark.
This is normal.
However, if you often hear a clicking noise without successfully igniting the burner, you’re likely experiencing a faulty spark electrode or ignition switch.
Either way, the igniter component will need to be replaced before your stove will work properly.
Gas Oven Won’t Heat Properly
If you’re dealing with a stove that lights but either produces too much or not enough heat, it’s most often caused by a faulty or defective temperature sensor.
Defective Temperature Sensor
When you set the temperature for your oven, it will automatically begin producing heat. The temperature sensor will tell the unit when it has reached this temperature and stop making heat.
You can check to ensure that your unit’s temperature sensor isn’t broken, bent or misplaced. It should never be touching the interior metallic parts of your oven. If so, you can try manually bending it back into place.
But if it’s broken or missing, you’ll need to find an appropriate replacement part.
Oven Bakes Unevenly
If you’ve been noticing that your oven works, but your food comes out cooked on one side and raw on the other, it’s sometimes due to the burner element being dirty and not maintaining an even flame.
In this case, you can resolve the issue by cleaning the element with soapy water or rubbing alcohol.
If this doesn’t work, you might also be dealing with a faulty oven control circuit, which tends to be a touch more challenging to diagnose or repair.
Faulty Oven Control Circuit
You can think of your oven’s control circuit as the heart and soul of the appliance. This is the component that you interact with when setting your oven’s temperature and adjusting it as necessary.
Therefore, if this component becomes damaged or faulty, it’s likely that the oven will have trouble reaching the proper temperatures.
However, as we’ve already mentioned, diagnosing a faulty control circuit is easier said than done. A unique tool called a multimeter is needed to find out if the component is working correctly or not.
Therefore, if you suspect an issue with your oven’s control circuit, we strongly recommend that you contact a professional appliance repair company for help.