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Viking Stove Knob Replacement Tips

Viking stoves, ovens, and cooktops are some of the most durable, robust cooking appliances on the planet. Depending on the make and model of your Viking stove, you’ll often get the benefit of using all sorts of neat features, such as the self-cleaning feature, which is often quoted as one of the best features available on these rock-solid meal-cooking machines.

That being said, Viking stoves and appliances are not invincible. And this means that they’re prone to occasional problems, such as faulty heating elements, dirty gas burner caps, and broken knobs or buttons. Below, we’ll be taking a look at what to do when you’ve got a broken knob and how to get about finding the proper replacement parts in your area.

Warning: Although making minor repairs, such as replacing a broken knob or button, can easily be done on your own, for all major repairs, it’s best to leave them to a trained appliance repair technician.

However, if you do decide to attempt your appliance repairs on your own, just make sure that you first unplug or turn the power off at your home’s main electrical panel, which will reduce your risk of injury due to electric shock.
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Make Sure You Diagnose The Problem Properly

It’s usually pretty easy to tell when you’ve got a broken control knob or button.

However, your Viking stove has many different components and features, which can cause any number of problems to exhibit themselves at any time.

For instance, although having trouble igniting a gas burner or an electric element can often be caused by a faulty control knob, it’s equally likely that the issue is caused by a dirty burner cap or a faulty heating element.

With that being said, it’s vital that you take the time to properly diagnose your stove or appliance issue before proceeding with repairs or replacing any parts.

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Select a Correct Viking Knob Kit

If you’re sure the problems that you’re dealing with are caused by a faulty or broken control knob, you’ll want to purchase the correct replacement kit, made for your specific make and model of stove.

Although many appliance knobs may look the same, that doesn’t mean that parts are interchangeable.

The good news, however, is that replacement knobs and buttons are generally fairly inexpensive and easy to replace on your own.

For replacement parts and/or service help in your area, contact Viking Appliance Pros today!

Our team can easily help you locate the proper replacement parts, as well as helping you install them if necessary.
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Stove Knobs Replacement And Maintenance Tips

Before attempting to perform any type of diagnosis or repairs to your Viking appliance, it’s important that you first unplug the appliance, or turn off the power at your home’s main electrical panel. This ensures that there will be no risk of injury or electrocution.

Secondly, before proceeding with your repairs, make sure that the stove burners have cooled down and are no longer hot to avoid burning yourself.

Also note that if you have found a broken control knob, it’s best to replace it rather than trying to repair it.

You most likely will be able to repair it. However, you’re likely to run into the same issues later on down the road.

Replacing control knobs is relatively cheap and easy. That’s why we recommend this as opposed to trying to glue together or fix a broken knob.

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Removing And Replacing Broken Knobs

Typically, you’ll easily be able to remove your broken control knobs by gently pulling them away from the appliance. In some cases, the knobs may have a small screw holding it in place.

But most often, they can be removed simply by pulling.

Then, as long as you’ve obtained a compatible knob, you should be able to simply slide the new one onto the knob shaft, and re-tighten the screw if necessary.

Note that the knob may have a key shape inside, which ensures that the numbers match with the unit’s heating levels. So just make sure to keep this in mind if you’re having any trouble putting the new knobs on.

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Additional Maintenance Tips

While broken control knobs or buttons are extremely common, the absolute best piece of advice that we can give you is to regularly clean your appliance with soapy water or vinegar, which will reduce your risk of running into problems later on down the road.

Whether you’re dealing with a gas or electric stove, it’s important to always clean up spills or messes as soon as they happen.

If not a build up of food particles, grease, or oil residues can increase the likelihood of damage, as well as kitchen fires.

Viking Stove And Appliance Repair Near You

Whether you’re dealing with broken control knobs, or you’ve got a stove that no longer works whatsoever, you’ll be glad to know that our team is always on standby, ready to help you out with your Viking appliance repairs.

We’re proud to say that we service virtually all makes and models of home or commercial appliances, as well as offering prompt, professional, and friendly help, often on the same-day.

So if you’re dealing with a broken Viking appliance, don’t hesitate to contact us today to book a service call!

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