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glnz  
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 23, 2011 12:19:09 PM(UTC)
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Received my replacement part from Viking's authorized part dealer - a replacement ignitor igniter for the broiler in my Viking VGIC305 - 4BSS.

Question - How exactly should I replace the old one for the new, especially dealing with the wires? The old ignitor has two wires extending to a hole in the back of the oven near the roof of the oven - a fairly short, straight distance. Each of the two old wires is covered in a heat-resistant fabric sleeve.

Per other posts, I tried pulling more wire into the oven, and yes there is some slack past the hole that I can pull in. Question: The new replacement part has its two wires already attached, one to each of the ceramic "plugs" in the ignitor. Each wire is about a foot long and ends in a female crimp-style socket wrapped in pink plastic. BUT is there a male end on the existing wires back behind that hole, and should I keep pulling till the male plugs become visible?

Thanks.
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Gene  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, April 26, 2011 6:10:33 PM(UTC)
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Carefully pull out the old igniter wires long enough to splice in the new igniter. You have to use a high temperature porcelain wire nuts.

- The porcelain wire nuts Part number: AP3440631
Part number: AP3440631



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#3 Posted : Saturday, May 7, 2011 7:48:01 AM(UTC)
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I recently did this also. I pulled the wires, but they broke. So here's an easier way:

Dismantle the convention fan unit---4 screws holding the cover, then take off the fan blade [CAUTION -- Left-handed thread!], then the 3 screws holding the motor. You can then easily disconnect the motor wires (mark where they go!), and then, finally, you can reach in behind an get at the broiler wires.

All told, I wasted about an hour trying to get the wires through the little hole. Once I took the fan approach, however, it took only ~30 min start to finish (all reassembled---do take care with the insulation around the motor).
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I recently did this also. I pulled the wires, but they broke. So here's an easier way:

Dismantle the convention fan unit---4 screws holding the cover, then take off the fan blade [CAUTION -- Left-handed thread!], then the 3 screws holding the motor. You can then easily disconnect the motor wires (mark where they go!), and then, finally, you can reach in behind an get at the broiler wires.

All told, I wasted about an hour trying to get the wires through the little hole. Once I took the fan approach, however, it took only ~30 min start to finish (all reassembled---do take care with the insulation around the motor).


Thank you so much. Don't know if you will ever see this but I had the same problem and your solution helped. Much easier than removing the oven from the cabinets.
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I recently did this also. I pulled the wires, but they broke. So here's an easier way:

Dismantle the convention fan unit---4 screws holding the cover, then take off the fan blade [CAUTION -- Left-handed thread!], then the 3 screws holding the motor. You can then easily disconnect the motor wires (mark where they go!), and then, finally, you can reach in behind an get at the broiler wires.

All told, I wasted about an hour trying to get the wires through the little hole. Once I took the fan approach, however, it took only ~30 min start to finish (all reassembled---do take care with the insulation around the motor).


Thank you so much. Don't know if you will ever see this but I had the same problem and your solution helped. Much easier than removing the oven from the cabinets.


I have to say thank you as well, hope you see it. Your method worked great! I just replaced the broiler igniter on my Viking VGIC637 series and your solution allowed me to use the spade clips that were on the igniters, no splicing needed, just like factory. My model has a few more screws but basically the same process. I was able to keep the fan wires connected, just pivoted it inward like a door, using the frame of the insulated box that protects the motor to support the weight. Wiring connections for the igniter were right behind the motor. Disconnected the old unit, fed the wires for the new one in and was able to reach up in the space to guide them down to the connectors. Took about 30 minutes total, really happy with the result. Thanks again.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, April 2, 2024 4:25:00 AM(UTC)
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13+ years on and this post just helped another hapless Viking VGIC-3905 owner! I have a service manual and foolishly tried to follow instructions. I too tried to pull the wires through for (over) an hour before giving up. The convection fan solution was easy and fast.

HINT: I pulled one of the wires through and couldn’t get the other one. I assumed that was because it had snagged on something. Actually the cause was that too much of that wire was sill in the cable bundle in the cooktop. I coulid’ve pulled for another. hour without getting any closer to repair.

So thaniks again!
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