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I have a Viking Range. A repairman said it would be $500 to replace the two oven ignitors. I see them for sale online - is it something I can purchase and replace myself?

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Appliance Technician: The Home Smithy, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
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Yes, you can install them yourself. No special tools are required. The igniter wires can be buried under the main burner tube. In that case you will need to remove it to get the wires out. You may also need to remove the back panel to unplug the wires, and connect the new ones.

Please let me know if you need anything else.

Best, THS

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thank you for your answer - that is great news and very helpful. Can you tell me - to do what you describe, do I even basic electrical tools (needle-nosed pliers) - or is it all just "click in" sorts of connections? For instance, does the burner tube just lift out?

Also, and I guess more importantly, can the parts be the ones I see online or do they have to come from Viking Parts or something?

Thank you!
Appliance Technician: The Home Smithy, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

getting the parts from the manufacturer is always best. The connections are just click together connections. The burner has a couple screws that secure it in place.

 

 



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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thank you very much, Home Smithy! :0)
Appliance Technician: The Home Smithy, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

You are most welcome. Thank you for the accept. Please let me know if you have any problems with the repair. I will be happy to assist you further if needed. Just post your question here in this thread.

Best, THS

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