How to Light a Viking Pilot Light

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Viking ranges are often gas powered.

Viking ranges are a line of stove tops that are used in many professional kitchens. Viking brand also manufactures ranges for home use. Viking ranges are usually gas powered, but are also produced with a dual fuel function that uses gas and electricity. Viking brand prides itself on safe and easy-to-use equipment. For the greatest safety, Viking ranges do not have an open flame or "standing" pilot light. The burners instead utilize electric ignition.


Step 1

Locate the burner control knob for the burner you want to use. There is a diagram to the right of the control knob indicating which burner the knob will control.

Step 2

Turn the control knob counter clockwise to ignite the burner. The burner will ignite at any "ON" position, as long as gas is flowing to the burner. Once the burner is ignited, turn the flame to the desired heat.

Step 3

Re-ignite your burner if the flame goes out. When gas is flowing to the burner, the electric ignition will be sparking. You will hear a clicking noise. If the burner will not light, check to see that the range is completely plugged in to the electrical outlet and that the fuse is not blown.


Thoroughly read the user's manual that accompanies your Viking range. Call the customer service line for any issues not addressed in the user's manual. Viking Customer Service: 1-888-VIKING1


Turn off or disconnect any gas powered device if you smell gas near or coming from the appliance. Call the company that services your gas to determine if there is a gas leak.


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Erin Renfro

Erin Renfro began writing in 2009. Her articles appear on eHow. Renfro holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington.