Viking Range Spark Module/Ignitor Question

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Old 11-30-12, 10:45 AM
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Viking Range Spark Module/Ignitor Question

My Viking VDSC485-6Q range will no longer ignite the 4 left-side burners. Absolutely nothing happens when any of those four knobs is turned on - other than gas flowing. No "clicks", no sparks, nothing. The right-side 2 burners and the griddle area (also on the right) work perfectly. I am assuming this points to a bad left-side spark PA020041 module. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Old 11-30-12, 11:27 PM
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It would sure appear that you have defective 4 point spark module. You could test the input with a meter to confirm.
 
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Old 12-01-12, 08:18 AM
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@PJmax - thank you for your reply. Would you mind describing the procedure to "test the input"? Across what points do I put my volt meter?
 
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Old 12-01-12, 11:00 AM
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The module has an L, N, G terminals for power.
Check for 120 vac between L and N
Check for 120 vac between N and SW 1, SW 2, SW 3, SW 4

120 vac is switched at every burner control. One switch line at a time will show 120 vac.
 
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Where is the spark module located on my Viking vgrc485-4

Based on troubleshooting it looks like I need to replace the spark module on my Viking vgrc485-4. I'm handy with engines but less so appliances. The unit is built in to the wall so wry difficult to pull out if it is located on the rear of the unit. I follow wires under the burners but nothing seems to look like the module pictures. Appreciate any help and guidance. Thanks
 
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I have the same problem with my Viking vgrc485-4.

Based on troubleshooting it looks like I need to replace the spark module on my Viking vgrc485-4. I'm handy with engines but less so appliances. The unit is built in to the wall so wry difficult to pull out if it is located on the rear of the unit. I follow wires under the burners but nothing seems to look like the module pictures. Appreciate any help and guidance. Thanks
 
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Old 01-13-13, 09:33 AM
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Your unit may be built in but it had to be left removeable for service.

I could not find any service info on your unit. The best I can tell you is to follow the spark ignition wires....if they go towards the back of the unit then that's where the module is.
 
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Thanks. Took off the top and removed the drip pan. Made it pretty easy to see the wires feeding into the metal box covering the module. Fortunately the part I had purchased was a match and everything works great. Appreciate the help.
 
 

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