Viking is one of the most trusted brand names when it comes to kitchen appliances and they are known for their high quality and durable appliances. Although they have this quality, it is important to keep it well maintained or professionally check to prevent any damages in the future. However, like any other appliance, it can wear off and can affect its functionality. Several issues can occur, one of these is when the Viking oven bottom is not working properly. It can be disappointing when this happens since you are not able to cook the food properly. As a homeowner, you wanted to find right away the immediate fix to the problem. However, you can do the troubleshooting that can help quickly fix the problem
There are five possibilities why the bottom of the oven is not working:
The voltage of the appliance – Test the voltage supply of the appliance is the first step that you can do. To test, check the broiler element that you see at the top of the oven or a single burner. If any of the two does not reach the normal high temperature, this indicates that there is a problem with the power supply. Check the breakers as well that indicate the appliance or try to reset the breaker. If still, the problem has not been corrected, it is imperative to call for a licensed electrician to diagnose the problem with the power supply.
Bake element located at the bottom of the oven – Ensure that the power of the appliance has been set to turn OFF before checking the bake element. It is located at the bottom of the oven. Usually, it is screwed or attached to the back of the oven compartment. Remove the bake element by unscrewing and gently pulled it forward to expose the wires attached. You can use bag clips to prevent the wires from falling. Do a visual inspection on the element if there are any corrosion, abrasions, or cracks. If there are any defects, the element needs to be replaced. But if you see that everything is normal, measure the resistance using the multimeter. This should measure 15 to 45 ohms, if it measures above, it needs to be replaced.
Oven sensor may be faulty – The oven sensor helps to measure the actual oven temperature and sends this information to the control board. Usually located at the top of the back of the oven. You can also remove the sensor like the bake element. But you will need to test the resistance value of the sensor. Using a multimeter, it should be measured less than 5,000 ohms and most of the oven sensors can measure from 500 to 1,500-ohm range.
Fuses and control board are malfunctioning – Not all of the models of the appliance do have the option that fuses can be removed. You can check on your appliance manual to see if it is replaceable. You can use a multimeter if the fuse can be removed and it should be measured from 0 to 3 ohms. But if it measures more than, or it is badly discolored, the fuse should be replaced. For the control board, it can be tested if the appliance is turned on. To diagnose the problem, call for a professional technician.
Professional Viking Repair technicians will do a thorough check to properly diagnose the problem. We can Replace 2 broil heating devices, 2 bake heating devices, a corrector, bake light.
If you have any concerns with your gas stove, we do also do Viking gas stove repair. For wine cooler or ice maker needs for a professional check, we can also do Viking wine cooler repair service and Viking ice maker repair. To avail of any of our services, call the Professional Viking Repair hotline anytime.