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viking stove burners click when gas is off, only turn off when left front burner

viking stove burners click when gas is off, only turn off when left front burner

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viking stove burners click when gas is off, only turn off when left front burner

My Viking gas stove burners click when gas is off. I cleaned the igniters. All four igniters spark together. Clicking only stops when the left front burner is lit. Lighting the other three burners does not stop the clicking. Spark module is the PA020041. Thoughts?
 
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Old 04-12-17, 10:00 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

That sounds like the LF burner switch is defective.There should be no spark operation when all the gas valves are off.

The first step is to disconnect the LF igniter switch.
 
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Hello markeee59. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

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TOP BURNER SPARKERS CLICKING/SPARKING CONTINUOUSLY:

There could be any one of several possibilities for the problem described. Below is the most common of possible problem areas.

Starting with the simple possibilities, test the electric switches located on the gas valves for continuity. There should not be any continuity when the valves are off. It's possible one of the switches is closed completing the circuit.

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Be sure to unplug the stove from the electrical power prior to testing.

Sparkers do go bad, so it could also be a defective one. Each sparker has a wire that pulls off the sparker element body. You can disconnect one at a time and test to see if the sparking stops.

If the sparking continues, then reconnect that one and disconnect another. Continuing with each sparker one at a time until you locate the one that may be causing the problem. The one that stops the sparking is the culprit.

If all the sparkers are still sparking, the most likely cause is a defective capacitor in the spark module. Spark modules are not repairable. The entire part must be replaced. Replacements are available at the local appliance retail parts store listed in the phone book.

Another possibility is moisture during the cleaning process found it's way onto one or more of the switches. Excessively wet sponges or cleaning cloths allow water to get onto the switches, which will cause this problem, if applicable.

If this happens to be the case, then remove everything on the stove top and lift the lid, if applicable, since not all stoves have lift able top lids.

Remove any clear plastic covers on the valve stems, if applicable. Blow warm air over the switches using a common hair blow dryer. The idea here is to dry out the moisture, if there is any. Don't laugh....this hair dryer trick often works!...

Another cause could be reversed electrical polarity. The plug end will have 3 prongs. It must be directly connected into a properly wired and grounded wall receptacle. Reversed electrical polarity over a long duration of time will destroy the spark module.

Do not use 2 prong extension cords to lengthen the existing appliances electrical wire. DO NOT bypass the grounding pin on the end of the appliances electrical cord. Doing either of these will also damage the spark module.

If you attempt to do any repairs, be sure the electrical power is turned off or the stove is unplugged. If you choose not to do the repairs yourself, contact the dealer's local service agency. Until then...unplug the appliance and light the burners with a match.

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The only positive proof any part like a spark module is functioning correctly, is to carefully remove the part or parts you suspect to be the potential culprit, and have the local appliance parts store person run the required tests and or help make the final determination which part or parts are defective.

Retail parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers carry replacement parts for all appliances and are listed in the phone book under appliances.

An excellent source for original replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers test and carry replacement parts for all appliances.

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I have a similar problem. Viking stove 4 ignitors spark when plugged in whether calling for flame or not. I did replace a defective valve and switch. When the knob is turned on, and flame ignites, the sparking totally stops for All burners but only when the new valve is turned on. The other 3 burners will ignite but the sparking continues. I changed the polarity and sanded the ignitors HELP !
is the new switch upside down? Is another switch bad? Perhaps one of the ignitors is faulty ? Any suggestions?
 
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Welcome to the forums.

I changed the polarity and sanded the ignitors
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Most stoves use a common spark module. All the burner switches are connected together in common. Turning any gas valve on causes all the igniters to spark at the same time.

It is very possible that you installed the igniter switch backwards. Did you try disconnecting it to see if the sparking stopped ?
 
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You were right. I installed it upside down. Now the oven glows but only one ignites.
 
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