There’s nothing worse than going to turn on your Viking stove, only to find out that your gas burners won’t light.
Most of the time, this will only happen to a single burner, but it’s also possible that you run into a situation where all of your gas burners have ceased to function properly.
Regardless of the number of faulty burners that are no longer working, you’ll need to do a bit of careful troubleshooting to try and diagnose why it’s happening in the first place. Below, we’ll be taking a look at 5 simple troubleshooting and repair tips for Viking stoves.
When your Viking fridge door won’t stay closed, it’s often due to a damaged or broken door gasket.
A door seal or gasket is the rubber part that lines your refrigerator door.
Gaskets are important because, when your refrigerator door is closed, they create a complete seal, which prevents warm, humid air from entering the appliance and prevents the cool air from escaping.
To determine whether or not you’ll need to replace your Viking refrigerator’s door gaskets, you’ll first need to test and then visually inspect the seal.
While cooking, it’s not uncommon for food, grease, or oil to splash down onto the burner elements. And although most minor splashes aren’t going to cause you any grief, if this happens often or if you fail to clean up the mess when you’re done cooking, these residues may start to build up on the burner cap, which over time, can impede the flow of gas to your burner.
When this happens, you’ll most often experience a weak or uneven flame. However, if it’s been a long time since you’ve cleaned your burner caps, it’s also possible that the buildup of residue will prevent you from being able to light the burner whatsoever.
To resolve this problem, wait until the burner is cool to the touch. Then, remove the burner grate and, in turn, the burner cap. To clean them you can try using a combination of soap and water and a bit of elbow grease, but we often find that oven-safe cleaners or rubbing alcohol are best since they will help to dissolve any grease or oil that’s been left to dry.
If necessary, use a small pin or a toothpick to clean and remove any debris from the burner cap’s holes. Then, put everything back together and check to see if you’ve resolved the issue.
If you’ve cleaned your burner elements and you’re still having trouble lighting your burners, it may be because you have a faulty igniter, which is failing to produce a spark when you try to light your stove.
When you do turn on an element, you should be able to hear a gentle hiss of gas, as well as hear the igniter clicking each time it produces a spark.
If you’re unable to see or hear a spark, it likely means that your igniter is no longer good and will need to be replaced.
Fortunately, faulty igniters are very common, not to mention the fact that they’re relatively inexpensive and easy to replace so long as you obtain the proper replacement parts.
If it’s not a dirty burner cap that’s causing your problem, you may have an issue with your appliance’s gas supply.
For instance, if your has is supplied from a tank, it’s possible that you’re running low on fuel. Or alternately, you may have a blocked, twisted, or kinked gas line that’s reducing the amount of gas that reaches your burners.
Either way, dealing with gas appliances and their supply lines should never be done unless you have the appropriate knowledge, training, and qualifications. So if you suspect an issue with your gas supply, don’t hesitate to contact Viking Appliance Pros today for repair help near you!
Whether your appliance has recently undergone an electrical surge, or maybe you’re simply dealing with an older appliance, you might also have a loose wire connection, which is preventing the controls from producing a spark and igniting your burner.
However, before disassembling or inspecting any of your stove’s internal parts of wiring connections, it’s vital that you unplug the appliance.
Failure to do so may result in injury, electric shock, or irreparable damage to your appliance.
In addition to your stove’s control knobs, the appliance should also have a main gas valve, which allows you to turn the unit’s gas supply either on or off.
This will usually be located in close proximity to the appliance itself, but in some cases, it may be in your basement or in a different room of your home.
Either way, it’s important to make sure that the gas valve is, in fact, opened before proceeding with calling in an appliance technician.
Many times, this valve can be turned off accidentally while cleaning the home.
Therefore, make sure to save yourself the time and money by checking this before picking up the phone to call for help.