Author Topic: VGIC366-6B Viking cooktop ignitor  (Read 2821 times)

Offline shoelesst

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VGIC366-6B Viking cooktop ignitor
« on: December 16, 2008, 08:22:36 AM »
Hello,
I am new to the forum. I have a 36", 6 burner, freestanding, viking range. It's about 4 years old.
The front right burner is not igniting. It's clicking, but there's no spark.
Is this a simple swap out of the ignitor ?
How do I test voltage coming in ? I know how to access the ignitor and the connector. I assume I put one lead on the connector and one on ground, but don't know what voltage I'm looking for. I assume it's DC.

Any info would be great. Thanks !!!  

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Re: Viking cooktop ignitor
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 08:26:45 AM »
Rather than knock the shizzle out of yourself with the 15,000 volt DC output of the module, try swapping a known working ignitor from a different burner with the bad one. If it still does not  spark, we know its' a module issue not the electrode.

Examine the suspect electrode for any hairline cracks in the ceramic base which could lead to current diversion to ground
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Re: Viking cooktop ignitor
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 09:25:44 AM »
I will do that as soon as I get home.
Can you give me a quick tip on removing the ceramic sparker. I see a metal retainer on the underside. I assume I remove that and the unit should be able to be removed ?

Thanks again

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Re: Viking cooktop ignitor
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 09:37:07 AM »
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I know how to access the ignitor and the connector

You forgot already?
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Re: Viking cooktop ignitor
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 09:40:56 AM »
I know how to access it, but I've never removed the electrode.

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Re: Viking cooktop ignitor
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 08:26:05 PM »
Shoeless you need to scrub the tip of that ignitor with a brass tooth brush and get the buildup off it so it will ground to the stove and be all happy happy. :D
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