Viking oven problems

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Viking oven problems
When a Viking oven's light does not come on, the bulb likely needs to be replaced. (stuffed dumplings in oven image by ewa kubicka from

Many homeowners choose Viking ovens for their kitchens because of the brand's reputation for reliability and the models' sleek designs. Viking offers a range of models, so home cooks can find ovens that have the features they require. On some occasions, however, Viking ovens may experience problems that impact their operation. Most of these issues are relatively easy to solve, so the assistance of a service technician is not necessary.

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Oven Does Not Turn On

When a Viking oven does not turn on, there is likely an issue with its power supply. Make sure that its power cord is plugged into a working outlet by connecting a small lamp or appliance to the outlet to see if it turns on. If the outlet is not functional, the circuit breaker may have been tripped or fuses may have blown. If necessary, reset the breaker or replace any fuses. When you do not observe any issues with your household circuit breaker or fuses, there may be a power outage in your neighbourhood. Contact your electric company to investigate the issue.

Oven Smokes and Smells During Operation

The first couple of times that you use your Viking oven, you may observe excessive smoke and a pungent odour during operation. While it may be an inconvenience, this is normal. The interior of the oven is coated with insulation and protective oils that burn off when the oven heats. After using the oven several times, all of the coating will burn off so there will no longer be any smoke or odour.

Oven Is Still Dirty After Self Cleaning Cycle

Some Viking oven models are equipped with self-cleaning mechanisms that keep the ovens from becoming too dirty. In some instances, you may run a cleaning cycle and find that your oven is still dirty after it finishes. Usually, this occurs if you do not turn the temperature control knob all the way past the clean indicator until it stops. In addition, the door must be shut properly so the automatic door latch can lock. The self-cleaning cycle will not run if the automatic latch has not engaged.

Oven Light Does Not Turn On

Most Viking ovens are equipped with oven lights that allow you to observe food while it is cooking. On some occasions, you may notice that the light fails to turn on. First, check to see if the oven is receiving power and operating. If the oven has a proper power supply and the light still does not turn on, the bulb has likely burnt out. Turn off the oven and allow it to cool before removing the bulb. You may want to wear a leather glove for protection as well. Unscrew the old bulb and replace it with a new bulb that is designed for oven use.

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