Used Viking range: Igniters aren't working

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Old 11-07-15, 03:25 PM
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Used Viking range: Igniters aren't working

I have found a nice looking viking range for sale, very cheap. The seller says that the igniters are not working. He lives far enough away that I would like to know as much as possible before going to see the item.

It is my understanding that there are no electronics in Viking ranges. Does this mean that if the 'igniters' are not working, then changing the spark module will fix it? Is it as simple as that? Or is there anything else it could be? How much could repairs cost max? Is this a potential can-of-worms? The price is cheap enough that even a modest repair would make it worth it.

Can anyone provide any help or insight?

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Old 11-08-15, 05:34 AM
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See if you can get model # it will help the pro's to know which range you are looking at.
 
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Old 11-09-15, 09:11 AM
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Thanks for the reply. It is a Viking model vgcc 30" range.
 
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Old 11-09-15, 10:08 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

VGCC is the group.

I don't service Viking stoves as I cannot get parts for them. They only support their own certified techs.

I'm guessing the oven/broiler are working ok. That would indicate the stove has power.
I would allow up to $250.00 for a replacement spark module for that unit.
 
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Great, thanks. At the asking price, even a $250 repair would make the price very good.

I appreciate your time.
 
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Old 11-10-15, 07:59 AM
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I have more information. It seems that the igniters actually work, in that all burners and the oven light properly. The problem is that they continue to click even after a burner has lit.

Thanks for this great website.
 
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Old 11-10-15, 10:02 AM
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There is a switch on every burner knob that activates the spark module. You would need to determine which burner is sparking as some of those ranges use re-ignition modules that will relight select burners.

It could be one of the burner switches or the spark module. I'd need the exact model number to see which module was used.
 
 

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