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Title: Viking range - one burner not igniting
Post by: michaeljc70 on August 05, 2013, 10:40:58 AM
I replaced the spark control module on my range because some burners weren't igniting.  Everything worked.  Not long after, I heard a sound when trying to turn on the front right burner and it stopped working. I can light it with a match and all the other burners ignite.

I tested the wire and ignitor and they are fine (I swapped with a working one).  So I guess I have to replace the spark module again?   To be honest, I didn't have the ground wire connected at first and maybe that caused the problem?   It is odd though that only 1 of them went out.
Title: Re: Viking range - one burner not igniting
Post by: michaeljc70 on August 05, 2013, 11:03:39 AM
or could it be the spark switch?
Title: Re: Viking range - one burner not igniting
Post by: tgoods on August 05, 2013, 01:49:36 PM
If you don't hear any clicking, I would say it's the spark switch.  If you hear clicking, probably the module since you've ruled out the ignitor and wiring.
Title: Re: Viking range - one burner not igniting
Post by: michaeljc70 on August 05, 2013, 03:42:50 PM
I swapped with a working spark switch and it still didn't work.  I guess it is the spark module.  Is it common for them to work for all the other burners but not one?  The grill and back burner ignite fine. 
Title: Re: Viking range - one burner not igniting
Post by: schleven on August 05, 2013, 04:06:25 PM
I had a similar problem with a viking.  Its a reignition system.  I had one where I put a new module in and a month later the customer called with one of the burners not clicking.  I bought it from milestone in dallas and they replaced it for no charge.  It has worked ever since.  I have done other jobs for the customer, so I know it is still working.
Title: Re: Viking range - one burner not igniting
Post by: michaeljc70 on August 05, 2013, 04:37:09 PM
I used the Harper-Wyman 6540 spark module which I think is also used on a few other cheaper ranges.  I don't know if there is an alternative. The Harper-Wyman was what was in my stove originally though.