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Viking Oven VGRC365 Broiler not lighting

whammie

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Sep 16, 2022
Messages
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Location
NJ
Model Number
VGRC365
Brand
Viking
Age
More than 10 years
As stated in the title I have a Viking free standing oven/range VGRC365 with the IR-broiler. Just recently the broiler stopped lighting, so I figured it was the usual culprit the ingniter. Well when I replaced it, I am still not able to get the broiler to light. I have verified that the igniter is getting power and is opening the gas valve as I can both hear it and smell it, but no ignition. I have also, tried to light it with a long lighter once the gas valve opens, but no luck either.

I had someone tell me they believe it is the lh oven/broiler gas valve that is potentially bad and not opening fully. I am struggling to believe this, but is it possible. Can the solution be that? Or do I need pull out the damn unit from its place and open the back just so I can take the broiler out? I am more inclined to believe that the gas line to the broiler might just be clogged?????

Any suggestions, thoughts greatly appreciated.
 

Jake

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Hi,

I have no experience working on Viking products, but Rick talked about this with another member here:

Hope that helps!

Jake
 

whammie

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Thanks Jake, but that doesn't help me. I also saw that before posting.
 

paulhl

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Don't know about Viking but the older Wolfs' I work on frequently have the orifice for the broiler clog up.
 

whammie

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Don't know about Viking but the older Wolfs' I work on frequently have the orifice for the broiler clog up.
That is what I am thinking also. I am debating on getting the gas valve, even though I don't think it is the culprit to have on hand. Dissconnect the original gas valve on the downstream side and blow a little compressed air and see if I can "unclog it." Reconnect the valve and try the broiler, if it works great, if not I can install the new valve. I however really doubt its the valve as I can hear it open and gas flow, which makes me really think there is an obstruction as the unit is quite old. I will throw a meter on it before I do anything just in case. As I have only confirmed the igniter as being new. I just may have a partially opening valve.

I really just don't want to hav to pull the unit out. Open the pad just to get to the IR broiler spud to remove entirely :(
 
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