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jazzyj

Viking range - ignitor issue

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Good morning.

 

I have a 36 inch Viking range (VGIC), and I noticed that one of the ignitors was out.  No problem...I fixed this before, and it is an easy replacement.  I ordered two ignitors (not OEM) and installed them.  Worked like a charm....for about two days.  One of the ignitors quickly sizzled out, but the one of the right side continued to work.

 

I then installed two new, OEM ignitors, but the one on the left wouldn't work....the new one on the right worked fine.  I returned the one that didn't work, and received a new one.

 

Now this is what confounds me.  When I installed the new ignitor on the left and connected the wires, neither of them would now glow.  So I disconnected the new ignitor that I had just instlled and the ignitor on the right glowed normally, and also the gas would flow and the oven would light.

 

Why does the power cut off to BOTH ignitors when installing the new one?  I thought that perhaps I had bulloxed the wiring connections, but I don't think so.

 

This, of course, is very frustrating.  After a few days with one ignitor working, that one has now stopped working so the oven is totally cold.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

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Range full model number ?

ignitor part numbers ?

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VGIC365-6B and the part number is PB040001

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Do you have the wiring diagram/tech sheet for this unit?  We need to see that so we can formulate a troubleshooting strategy.  

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Here is the diagram.  I hope you can see it ok.

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Not bad. Is that faxable? You could fax the entire tech sheet to me at 866-315-4504 and I'll post it here so everyone can study it.

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It is not faxable right now, because it is home and I am at work.  I had my wife take a picture of it, and she sent it over to me.

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Durn.  Get a good fax of the tech sheet to me and we'll get going on some voltage measurements and double-checking wiring.  If you would, please write your Appliantology username on the fax so I'll know which topic it goes with.  Domo!

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Update: installed new igniters. Wired everything up, and while both are installed the right-hand igniter does indeed draw power, glows, and ignites after the gas valve opens.

The left-hand ignitor: nothing.

Faxed over the wiring diagram.

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the only thing I see, could be that the dual Gas Valve is bad

check the resistance of each side.

should be about 1 OHM each.

ALSO, check the polarity of your Wall Outlet.

A reversed polarity outlet, and a short in the Ignitor, or it's wiring, can ruin the Gas Valve

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Sure enough, the dual gas valve was bad...one one side only, so there was no power going to the left bake ignitor.  New ignitors, new gas valve, and I also replaced the burners because they were corroded near the ignitors...the corrosion resulted in large holes near the ignitors, essentially "torching" them and reducing their life.  (Or so it appeared to me.)

 

Thanks so much for all your help!

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ALSO, check the polarity of your Wall Outlet.

A reversed polarity outlet, and a short in the Ignitor, or it's wiring, can ruin the Gas Valve

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