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Viking VGSC range test w/o gas


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:36 AM

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I'm new to viking ranges, but found a 15 year old one on craigslist for 500 dollars so I decided to give it a shot for myself for once.  Anyway, gas lines are being put in at my place next month, but I have the range sitting around.  If I give it juice, is there a way to test range functions without gas?  Continuity is an obvious and easy test that I will do, and testing the range top burners for spark will be a no-brainer without gas, but manual says the bake/broil control goes into lockout if its flame sensor doesn't pick anything up for 10 seconds, so I wouldnt be able to check igniter amperage without really fast hands (and definitely not at full current within only 10 seconds).  Any tips on this?

 



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

... manual says the bake/broil control goes into lockout if its flame sensor doesn't pick anything up for 10 seconds,

... so I wouldnt be able to check igniter amperage

depends on model number

1) sounds like it also uses Spark Ignitors for the Oven

(no amperage to measure)


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

Hmm, left out that important bit of info, didnt I?

VGSC305-4BDss

 

My research indicates it uses flat ignitors that are notorious for getting weak



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

... My research indicates it uses flat ignitors that are notorious for getting weak

yes, but with flat Ignitors, the Oven Gas Valve won't go into lockout...

The Gas Valve won't open until the Ignitor reaches a certain amperage ..

Viking brand Ignitors cost more that the (exact) other brand Ignitors.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:43 AM

DUH your logic makes perfect sense.  gonna make sure its electrically safe and give it a shot.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

Is it set for your gas type NG or LP ?


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:54 AM

Is it set for your gas type NG or LP ?

NG, why do you ask?



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

just to make sure it's set-up for your type of gas


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