Viking’s line of products seeks to turn your kitchen into a culinary hub. Its freestanding ranges can come equipped with up to 10 burners and can utilize gas, dual fuel, electric, and induction power sources. However, your dinner party can quickly go south if your Viking stove starts clicking.
If a Viking stove is clicking, there is potentially moisture or particles in or near the ignitor; this could happen from everyday use or cleaning. To remedy the issue, clean the stove’s burners and ignitors and allow them to dry completely before use.
In some instances, you may need to replace the ignitor or fix its connection. Depending on your skillset, you could do this on your own, or you may need to call in a professional. Continue reading to learn more about what solutions you have when remedying this issue.
Reasons Why Your Viking Stove Is Clicking
Before you attempt to fix your problem, be sure to power off your stove first. In general, if you are cleaning it, you usually don’t have to turn it off. However, if you are fixing the ignitors or inspecting their components, your safety should come first. You can power off the stove by turning off the appropriate fuse in your fuse box.
You May Need to Clean Your Ignitors
Oil, crumbs, and other particles can make the ignitors click. Using a sudsy solution of soap and water, clean each part of your Viking stove’s range. You can use a toothbrush, Brillo pad, or pipe cleaner to do this.
Take off the burners’ caps when you clean the stove. When you are finished, make sure that they are securely fastened to where they belong. Another possible reason why your Viking stove is clicking is that the caps are not on properly, causing this noise.
You May Need to Replace an Ignitor
As noted earlier, if you feel comfortable replacing the ignitor on your own, make sure that the stove and its power source are turned off. For instance, if you opted for a gas stove, turn off the gas, as you do not want to inhale the fumes and suffer health complications.
Here are the steps you will need to take to replace your ignitor:
- Remove the grates, burner caps, and burner heads; you may need to use a nut driver to detach any nuts anchoring these components in place.
- Pop off the cooktop; you can do this by removing the screws next to the burner holder.
- Check your user manual and locate where the spark igniter is.
- Carefully detach the wire connected to the spark igniter’s electrode; release the metal clip holding the igniter in place, and remove it.
- Take the new igniter and insert it into the port where the previous component was located.
- Reinstall the stovetop, burner heads, burn caps, and grates.
From there, power back on your stove by turning on its energy supply. If the stove has stopped clicking, then you have solved your problem.
An Ignition Module May Be Loose, Damaged, or Broken
For your Viking stove to operate properly, all of its wired components must be secured anchored in place. You may have an ignition module that is not properly secured to its port. So, in this situation, you should:
- Find the ignition module and follow it down to the ground wire; the ground wire will be green.
- Make sure that the ground wire is firmly connected on either end.
- If the ground wire is not in place, use a screwdriver to secure it.
If either wire is damaged, broken, or disconnected, it may be in your best interest to contact Viking’s customer support team. You can learn more about connecting with their staff here.
Your Issue May Be Covered Under Viking’s Warranty
Depending on what product you purchased and how long ago, your Viking stove may be under warranty. For its stoves, Viking offers the following:
- You have 90 days from the date of purchase to replace any “cosmetic” parts, like glass, fixtures, and decorations.
- You have two years from the date of purchase to replace the entire range itself. This could apply if there is something mechanically wrong with the device or it was faulty upon purchase.
- You have a five-year limited warranty to replace things like burners or electric elements.
You can visit Viking’s website to learn more about your possible replacement options. You can do this by visiting the website, clicking on the magnifying glass, and entering “warranty.”
The reason why your Viking stove is clicking will depend on how often you use the product, how well it was installed, and how well it was maintained. The manufacturer acknowledges that thoroughly cleaning the stove is one of the most common solutions.
If you have any more questions about your Viking stove, you can consult its user manual or reach out to its customer support network.
Issues with other Viking products, such as the Viking refrigerator? Check out this article for more troubleshooting tips!