Viking Stove ignitor problem

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Old 09-25-09, 02:33 PM
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Viking Stove ignitor problem

When we bought our house it had a Viking stove (4 burner with griddle) so I am assuming it is about 9 yrs old, We already have replaced the oven ignitor. Now when I turn on the front left burner the ignitor on the right rear clicks and occasionally the front left ignites. The same thing happens if I turn on other burners - the rear left and the rear right click when the rear left is turned on.....

Is this the ignitor module, switches...? How can I tell and is it a DYI? Thanks.

Jay
 
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Old 09-29-09, 08:40 AM
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Hello Jay and Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic.

You mentioned the oven igniter has been replaced. The info that is missing here is the date of the replacement. Oven igniter's due not normally effect the stove top sparkers.

So if the oven igniter was just replaced, then suddenly as a result of replacing that oven igniter, the described condition with the sparkers occurred, that's one separate condition.

The other is a separate condition, since top burner sparkers and the module that controls them, does not effect nor does it turn on an ovens glow igniter (HSI).

If the issue is specific to the top burners only, then any info regarding the ovens HSI is irrelevant to the top burners sparkers and or there spark module control.

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Thanks. Sorry to confuse things. The oven ignitor was done 2 yrs ago.
 
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Old 09-30-09, 06:25 AM
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Hello: Jay

Each brand and some models within the brand operate slightly differently. Usually and more commonly, all top burner sparkers fire when any one knob is turned on.

Some models only two sparkers active by one knob. Usually, the burner across from the other, side by side or back to front. Varies by mfg and model.

I am inclined to suspect the burner that you're attempting to light does not ignite positively each time. You stated "...when I turn on the front left burner the igniter on the right rear clicks and occasionally the front left ignites."

If any burner does not light quickly, that is not always an indication a sparker isn't operating properly, not operating at all, etc. More likely the specific slow to light burner is restricted through the ignition ports (holes up the side of the burner head) or at the burner flame holes/slots around the burner head.

The above is simply a process of clean the slots/holes as described in the "STICKY" note: >HERE<
 
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