Viking gas ranges have several advantages, such as direct heat, long-term cost efficiency, and, of course, the ability to prepare food when the power shuts down.
However, unlike with electric ranges, you have to light the burners to prepare food on a gas range. Unluckily, the issue is often something you can deal with yourself. Check out the common reasons why your gas range won’t light and how to repair it.
It’s clogged with food debris
Either it’s food scraps or grease, one of the most common reasons for a gas burner with lighting issues is the debris clogging gas flow to the igniter.
Start taking off the grate covered the burner with an issue. Then take off the cap, which you should remove easily. The covered burner base will either raise or remove some screws before taking them off. Clean the spots with a washcloth, soap, and warm water. Then dip the sealed burner base in warm water and use a stiff brush to eliminate any residues. Clean any remaining residues out of the holes using a toothpick, compressed air, and needle. Set up the burner again, cover and grill, and light the burner again.
When it doesn’t resolve the issue, there may be a bend in the gas supply line or a more significant problem, and you may want to seek professional help.
There’s a loose connection
As there are a few moving components on a range, it may lose the connections over time, specifically during maintenance and installation. When the wires that link the igniter to the control module don’t have a good connection, you won’t get the light necessary to ignite the burner correctly.
Disconnect the appliance unit by unplugging it from the outlet or turning on the breaker switch. Take off the grate and cap from the faulty burner. Take off the sealed burner base and check the loose connections. Adjust any loose connections, connect any wires again, set up the burner base again, grate, and cap. Plug it again and try the connection.
It’s a defective igniter
When you take off the base’s debris and secure loose connections, you may be dealing with a defective igniter. The best sign to identify whether the igniter needs to be changed is by turning the lights off and adjusting the control knob to the ignite. If the igniter is light yellow or orange instead of a bright bluish-white, you will need to change the igniter on Viking range that won’t light.
Shut down the power and gas to the range, take off the burner cap, and utilize a screwdriver to uninstall the base. Remove the connection with the wires coming from the igniter. Igniters utilize an automatic disconnect system, so you don’t have to detach wires. See the range’s model number to identify which new igniter you should buy, connect the new component, and change the cap, grate, and base. Reconnect the gas and power to the range and try the burner.
When none of these basic repairs resolve a stubborn range, you may need gas plumbing tubings. You may also have to change the igniter switch, igniter control module, or contact the Viking Range Repair team for a more in-depth diagnosis when some Viking range igniters won’t work.