PB040001 IgnitorThis Viking Range Ignitor is Used on all Viking Glow Bar Ignition Systems.If you need to replace this Ignitor for the Bake function, we highly recommend replacing BOTH Bake Ignitors at the same time, never solo replace. It is also recommended in general to change BOTH Bake Ignitors every 3 - 5 years for BEST performance.
The bake and broil igniters are mounted to the bake and
broil burner and ignite the gas flowing into the burner.
During a bake or broil operation, current flows through
the igniter, gas valve and thermostat to neutral. As the
igniter starts heating and glowing ,its internal resistance
decreases allowing more current to flow through the
bake or broil circuit. When the circuit current reaches
approximately 3.2 to 3.6 amps, the bi-metal arm in the
gas valve flexes, opening the valve, allowing gas to
flow to the burner when it is ignited by the glowing
ignite. The ignite will glow anytime the bake or broil
burners are in operation and cycle on and off with the
thermostat cycling contacts.
The igniter can be checked for continuity by using an
ohmmeter set to the Rx10 range. Remove the igniter
from the burner and disconnect the igniter wiring.
Attach one meter lead to each igniter wire. A resistance
of several hundred ohms may be indicated and may
vary with each igniter. The main purpose of this test is
to see if the igniter is open internally.
The igniter may still be defective even though continuity is
and it glows when the oven is set for a bake, broil or clean
A more exact test is to measure the igniter current with the
oven operating. An ammeter
should be inserted in series with one lead of the ignite
or any amprobe attached to the of the igniter will check
the amount of current flowing through the igniter circuit.
With the oven turned on and the igniter glowing red,
a current reading of approximately 3.2 to 3.6 amps
should be indicated.