Repairing dishwashers, fridges and more
If your Viking Range dishwasher isn't drying dishes properly, check the heating element using a multimeter. You'll also want to use your multimeter to check the high-limit thermostat.
If the problem is a poorly functioning garbage disposal, open it up and examine the parts. You may need a hex wrench for this. In many cases, the problem is simply clogged food residue. If that's not the issue, examine the impeller. It might be damaged and require replacement.
If your Viking Range refrigerator isn't defrosting, check the defrost control board, which is responsible for managing the defrost cycle. If it's in good working order, your problem may be a faulty defrost thermostat or defrost heating assembly.
Common problems with a Viking range
- The oven doesn't bake—On gas ranges, this is often caused by a faulty gas igniter or regulator. Make sure gas is flowing to the unit, and consider replacing either the igniter or regulator.
- Burners don't ignite—Listen for the clicking sound when you start the burner. If you don't hear it, check the igniter electrode for damage or clean it if it's dirty. Otherwise, check the spark module and igniter switch and replace either part as necessary.
- Doesn't work at all—The wires inside the range might be loose, or there’s a defect in the power cord. For example, if the prongs on the male end of the power cord are loose or broken, they won't make good contact with the outlet. If the range cord is intact, take a look at the control board.
- Oven door is locked shut—The oven door may become locked shut due to a mechanical failure with the door lock or a faulty electronic control board. If the door does not unlock when the range is disconnected from its power source, then you may need to replace the control board.
- Cooktop burners aren't heating properly—Electric cooktops will have either coils or radiant burners, which plug into a terminal inside the cooktop. If the elements and terminals aren't damaged, then the problem might be a faulty temperature limiter.
In addition, here are some important parts in a Viking range that you'll want to keep in excellent shape:
- Bake element—Electric ranges will have a bake element at the bottom of the oven to provide the heat for baking. If the element is damaged or broken, it will need to be replaced.
- Temperature sensor probe—The probe monitors and maintains the temperature inside the oven. If it doesn't detect the right temperature, it will need to be replaced.
- Electronic control board—The control board is usually on an oven with a digital display such as a clock and might use touch buttons to control the oven. If the control board is faulty, it might not properly control the oven and may need to be replaced.
- Spark igniter electrode—This electrode provides a small ignition spark that ignites the gas on a cooktop or an oven. If you don't hear a clicking or ticking sound when lighting a burner, the spark igniter may need to be cleaned or replaced.
- Thermal fuse—The thermal fuse is a safeguard that trips if the temperature inside the oven gets too hot. If it trips, you will likely need to replace it.
Ordering replacement Viking Range parts
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