As an industry-leading brand name, recognized for its exceptional products and home appliances, Viking offers a wide range of high-quality, built-in fridges, ovens, ranges, and more. And over the years, they continue to re-engineer their appliances, so that every Viking product is superior to anything else you’ll find on the market.In fact, many homeowners like to think of their Viking refrigerators as the armory of their kitchen. Because with their extensive lineup of refrigerators, freezers, wine coolers, and ice machines, Viking is sure to offer a refrigeration unit or appliance for all your kitchen needs.
Viking’s 7 Series even offers a range of fully-integrated units, that fit flush and seamlessly into any existing kitchen cabinetry. And that’s something that any homeowner is guaranteed to love.
So with that said, when your Viking refrigerator stops working or just isn’t working properly, it’s easy to feel disappointed or that Viking products might be all they’re cracked up to. Not to mention the fact that you’ll instantly worry about the cost of repairing or replacing this vital kitchen appliance.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can check in order to troubleshoot your fridge before picking up the phone to call a professional appliance repairman, or running to the store to buy a new.So keep reading, and we’ll go over the most common issues experienced by homeowners with the Viking refrigerators, and how to easily fix them yourself.
If your Viking appliance has stopped working, the first thing you’re going to want to check is that it is, in fact, getting power.
So if you’re able to hear that the unit is still running, then you can be sure that whatever problem you’re experiencing isn’t being caused by a faulty power source.
On the other hand, if you can’t hear the interior fan or condenser running, a power source issue is quite possibly the source of your problem.
So, in this case, start by checking that the unit is actually plugged in properly and that there are no visible tears or damage to the unit’s power cord.
If the unit s plugged in properly and the cord seems to be intact, check to see that there are no tripped breakers or blown fuses at your home’s main electrical panel. You’d be shocked at how many times we’ve had to send out a technician, only for them to find out that a breaker has been tripped and simply needed to be reset.
So save yourself the money, and us the hassle, by taking this quick step to make sure you’re not experiencing an issue with your power source.
Finally, if your breakers/fuses are intact, and there’s no issue with the unit’s power cable, you might have a more serious issue with your condenser coils or other internal components.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can check in order to troubleshoot your fridge before picking up the phone to call a professional appliance repairman, or running to the store to buy a new.
So keep reading, and we’ll go over the most common issues experienced by homeowners with the Viking refrigerators, and how to easily fix them yourself.
You’d be amazed at how much dirt and dust can collect at the back of your Viking fridge. And other than being unsightly and gross, this dust can also gum up your refrigerator’s condenser coils, which are used to circulate coolant throughout the unit.
The problem is that when these coils get covered in dust, it can cause the unit to retain more heat than it was designed to handle. In turn, your condenser won’t be able to function properly and won’t cool to the desired temperature, and you risk burning our the condenser itself.
So after you’ve ruled out any issues with the unit’s power source, make sure to check and clean its condenser coils. However, before doing this, start by unplugging the refrigerator and waiting for the coils to cool down.
Then, simply use a cloth and warm water to wipe them down. And once the coils are cleaned, plug the unit back in to see if this has resolved the problem.
If not, your problem might be related to the unit’s condenser, pump, or internal fan.
If you’re able to pinpoint what’s wrong with your fridge, you might be able to repair or replace the problem on your own. Or, at the very least, you’ll help make our job easier by being able to tell us exactly what’s wrong with your unit.
So to perform a visual inspection of your Viking fridge, make sure to check the exterior and interior for any components that are visibly loose or broken.
If you find anything loose, feel free to try tightening it by yourself.
But if you discern that the problem is a broken condenser or interior fan, or if you’re unsure of how to go about fixing the issue, don’t hesitate to contact us today, and we’ll be happy to come out and take a look at your problem.
But before you pick up the phone to call us, it’s also a good idea to make sure that the interior air vents of the fridge aren’t being blocked by any food or drinks that you’re storing inside. If the vent is being blocked, the restricted airflow may be causing the unit’s internal components to overheat, in turn, causing your problems.
Finally, if your experience water or condensation either in or around your fridge, the first thing to check is that the unit’s door seal is intact. If not, and it appears worn out, broken, or missing, this could result in excess condensation on the inside of your fridge.
However, if the door seal seems to be intact, your problem might be related to either a cracked drain pan, a faulty water line, or a valve.