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Offline Jfryjfry

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Help! New igniter module will not stop igniting
« on: March 31, 2019, 02:14:37 PM »

We have an older Viking range.  Vgic485gq. It has 4 burners and a griddle and a grill. The right side pair of burners and grill use the same igniter module and the left pair of burners have the same module.

The right side burners stopped igniting.  They would sometimes emit a weak spark or none. So I bought a new Viking module (pa020041) It is a newer module that has replaced the old one.

I installed and all of the 3 igniters are firing but it wonít stop.  If I ignite the two burners, after 2-10 seconds it stops igniting.  But starts again if I shut one off.

I made sure that on the module, input one and output one go to the same igniter (the outputs are reverse order of the original one). 

There are 4 inputs and outputs.  One input is open.  The corresponding output is grounded.

I have taken apart everything and cleaned every ground path and even run extra grounds to make sure they are good.

I have inspected and checked every wire for breaks or shorts and they are all checking fine.

I actually exchanged the igniter because I could come up with no other explanation and am having the same issue. 

Maybe I have the wrong igniter module??

I canít think of any other possible explanation.
Please help!!

Offline Bearcat

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Re: Help! New igniter module will not stop igniting
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 04:50:47 AM »
 If I ignite the two burners, after 2-10 seconds it stops igniting.  But starts again if I shut one off.

Based on this statement, I would swap the connections of these two burners, either at the igniter, or at the module, but not at both.

Let us know how this works.  Or what fixes it, if something else.

Bearcat

Offline Jfryjfry

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Re: Help! New igniter module will not stop igniting
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 11:21:40 AM »
Switched and no effect.

I finally decided to swap in the igniter module from the other side and it works fine.  So the issue is with the module.

The new module shocked me a few times just by touching the igniter even with nothing on. Definitely an issue.

Offline Deanadolby

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Re: Help! New igniter module will not stop igniting
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 04:06:16 AM »
Do it with more attention.