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Preparing Your Viking Stove for Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving is the time of year when your Viking stove likely gets the most use. It is also the worst possible time for you to experience a problem with your stove.  Think about it: if your stove just happens to break down on Thanksgiving day, there’s not like anybody who is going to be available to come out and fix it in time. So with that in mind, as the holiday approaches, it might be best to ensure your unit runs as efficiently as possible.

Common Problems And How to Fix Them

Viking stoves bring commercial cooking appliances into the home, making them perfect for cooking up Thanksgiving feasts. But just as high-profile restaurants occasionally encounter problems with their stoves, you might also run into the occasional problem with yours. Some of the most common Viking stove problems include the electric heating element not working, the igniter not sparking, and the igniter continuously clicking. Fortunately, there are DIY solutions to many of these problems. Let’s take a look!

Electric Heating Element is Not Working

Electric Heating Element Viking

As mentioned, one of the most common problems associated with a Viking stove is the heating element not working. This is often just a case of the burners needing to be cleaned, but occasionally it is a sign of a more complex problem. So, before you pick up the phone to give us a call, you can start by swapping the element with another working element. If, after doing this, the element works where the other one didn’t, then you can be sure that your element simply needs to be replaced!

Igniter Won’t Stop Clicking

Grill Igniter Electrode

As mentioned, one of the most common problems associated with a Viking stove is the heating element not working. This is often just a case of the burners needing to be cleaned, but occasionally it is a sign of a more complex problem. So, before you pick up the phone to give us a call, you can start by swapping the element with another working element. If, after doing this, the element works where the other one didn’t, then you can be sure that your element simply needs to be replaced!

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Igniter Won’t Spark

Occasionally, the igniter can become displaced, leading to it being too far away to build an electric arch with the burner. This will also lead to continuous clicking without an ignition after turning the knob. If you have cleaned the burners, you may try checking if the burner cap is in its correct position on the burner head. The cap should not wobble when touched.

Viking Stove Igniter

Test The Oven Beforehand

Thanksgiving is arguably one of the biggest days of the year for your oven.  So with that in mind, it might be best to try and perform a “dry run” a few days before the big day to ensure everything is running smoothly. You don’t want to find yourself in a position of needing repairs but not having enough time for an expert to come to solve your problems. Additionally, you may want to test how accurate the temperature is within your stove before Thanksgiving is upon us. Your oven’s temperature should usually be accurate within 25 degrees of your chosen setting. You may wish to measure your oven’s temperature before Thanksgiving to ensure it is accurate.  To do this, you can purchase an oven thermometer. Place it in the center of your oven but in a position where you can see it with the oven door closed.  Next, set the oven to 375 degrees and wait for it to be fully pre-heated.

Without opening the door, read and record the number on the thermometer. Take several readings over 20-minute intervals, so you have enough data to work with. Then calculate the average of the readings you took. Since you set your oven to 375 degrees, an accurate oven temperature would be within the range of 350 – 400 degrees.

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Avoid Running The Self-Cleaning Cycle The Day Before Thanksgiving!

If you plan on running the self-cleaning cycle before Thanksgiving, give yourself plenty of time. Running the self-cleaning cycle causes your unit to heat up to 1,000 degrees and puts it at risk of a blown fuse, circuit board, or thermostat. These would all be unfortunate problems to be dealing with on Thanksgiving when repair specialists are unavailable to come to fix the problem. If you feel the need to clean out your unit on Thanksgiving or just before, you will want to do so manually using a non-abrasive cleaner.

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