VGIC2454BSS Viking freestanding gas stove One burner is slow to click/ignite

ABasghe

Premium Member
Joined
May 4, 2019
Messages
2
Location
NY
Model Number
VGIC2454BSS
Brand
Age
6-10 years
One burner is slow to click/ignite on Viking freestanding gas stove - Spark Module issue?

I have a viking gas stove (24", 4x burners), and for one of the burners, the Spark Ignitor does not click as frequently or as early when I turn the knob. This has been a persistent issue for years, but I've had too much else to worry about, so I've just been lighting with a match :3:

Now I'm ready to fix it. :wall:

On the other 3 burners, the Ignitors click/spark almost immediately when I turn the knob to "simmer," but for this particular burner, I have to turn the knob almost on full before the ignitor starts to click.

I tried cleaning all the burner heads, and I replaced the Spark Ignitor on that one burner - no help.

So here's the question: can a problem with the Spark Module effect only one burner? Does it sound like the Spark Module needs to be replaced, or could it be the burner knob mechanism, or something else?

Any help would be appreciated!
 

Dan O.

Appliance Tech
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2004
Messages
2,133
Location
Canada
Spark switch problem?

Model Number: VGIC2454BSS
I can not find a parts listing for that model to look it up. You might have to contact Viking Range about it.

On the other 3 burners, the Ignitors click/spark almost immediately when I turn the knob to "simmer," but for this particular burner, I have to turn the knob almost on full before the ignitor starts to click.
There is usually an electric switch mounted on the gas valve that connects power to the spark module when turned on. That switch might not be mounted on that valve properly or it might be defective.

can a problem with the Spark Module effect only one burner?
Only if it uses a separate module for that (or each) burner. Most ranges use just one for all the burners.

JMO

Dan O.
 

ABasghe

Premium Member
Joined
May 4, 2019
Messages
2
Location
NY
Thanks for the suggestion, Dan. I'll check around for more info on that switch, and see if it looks like it may be the culprit. Appreciated!
 
Top