If you own one, you already know how much of a powerful, high-efficiency appliance your Viking oven truly is.
But when your appliance’s display or clock isn’t working properly, you’re often left wondering what’s wrong with your oven, and what you can do to get things fixed.
Today, we’ll be taking a look at how to troubleshoot, diagnose, and possibly even repair a broken Viking oven clock.
If your Viking oven’s clock isn’t working, you’ll first need to determine whether or not the appliance is getting power. To do this, start by turning on one of your elements. If the elements are working, you can be sure that you’re not dealing with a power source issue. If none of the appliance’s heating elements are functioning, it’s possible that the appliance is either unplugged, or that there’s no power at the outlet. If the oven is properly plugged in, unplug it and carefully inspect the power cord for any signs of damage. If the power cord is broken, ripped, sliced, or damaged in any way, it will need to be replaced. Fortunately, this repair is both relatively cheap and easy to perform.If there’s nothing visibly wrong with the power cord, the next step is to check your home’s main electrical panel for any breakers that may have been tripped. If you notice that the breaker for your oven’s outlet is off, you’ll want to try flipping it back on and then checking the appliance for power.
This is a common occurrence during electrical storms, which may cause power surges. In this case, turning the breaker back on should resolve your problem. However, if you continue to experience the same issue, you may have a more serious problem with your appliance.
On another note, sometimes, you may be experiencing issues with your oven’s display when there’s been damage to the unit’s internal wiring.
This most often happens when the appliance has been moved around, but it’s also possible that a wiring connection has come loose, or has burnt or shorted out due to a faulty component nearby.
Regardless, if you feel comfortable doing so, you can try removing the unit’s rear access panel to inspect the wiring harness for any signs of damage.
Just make sure that the appliance is powered down and unplugged before taking anything apart.
Many times, you might also be able to smell a faint burnt odor emanating from the appliance, which is a sure-fire sign that you’re dealing with wiring damage caused by a short.
Another simple, yet all-too-common problem we see is home or business owners that think they’re appliance’s clock is broken, when, in fact, it has never been properly set.
Most times, if this is the case, the digital display will simply flash 12:00 repeatedly.
However, depending on your specific model, it may also display several dashes or seemingly random characters, which can sometimes be mistaken for an error code.
For help setting your oven’s clock, refer to your owner’s manual.
All Viking ovens have a main terminal block, which basically feeds power to the individual parts and components of the appliance.
Similar to wiring issues, if you’re dealing with a faulty terminal block, you’ll most likely be able to smell a burnt odor coming from the appliance.
To inspect the terminal block, once again, you’ll need to remove the unit’s rear access panel.
Once removed, if you notice any parts that are burnt, charred, or melted, they’ll obviously need to be replaced.
However, repairing or replacing a faulty terminal block is never something that you should attempt on your own.
So if you need a hand diagnosing or replacing any parts or components on your Viking oven, don’t hesitate to contact Viking Appliance Pros today!
Another pesky and all-too-common problem with Viking ovens is one that has power, works properly, but doesn’t allow you to set the clock or control any of the unit’s features.
When this happens, it’s most often caused by broken control buttons, or a malfunction control board.
Either way, while it may be easy to tell when your oven isn’t working properly, determining why it isn’t working is a whole different story.
In fact, there are many reasons why your Viking oven’s clock might not be working.
A trained appliance repair technician can use a tool called a multimeter to examine the many different parts and components of your appliance to diagnose the root cause of the problem.