Viking oven broiler element

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  1. double_entendre

    double_entendre It's nothing personal; just your existence.

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    So my oven's (VESO530TAR) broiler element has stopped working.

    Unfortunately, my friends at Viking won't send me a service manual, of course. (Insert right to repair rant here.)

    Damned if I can figure out how to remove the broiler element from the wires coming out of the back of the oven.

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  2. bluestar

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    You use that to cook your Viking food?
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  3. double_entendre

    double_entendre It's nothing personal; just your existence.

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    Vikings don't cook food, dumb dumb. They eat it raw like real men.
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  4. Zoef zoef

    Zoef zoef Long timer

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    Hmm, I see two elements, one vertical (in front), and one horizontal (in the back). Which one do you want to remove?
    Horizontal: looks like loosen two screws and pull it out. Vertical one, looks like the box around it has to be removed.
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  5. double_entendre

    double_entendre It's nothing personal; just your existence.

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    Took me a minute to see what you're seeing.

    I need to disconnect the silver ribbon-like things from the connectors attached to the white wires.
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  6. Zoef zoef

    Zoef zoef Long timer

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    Looks like the disconection is done somewhere else. Wires here appear to be spotwelded.
    You may have to follow the white wires.
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  7. bluestar

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    Ah, you're cooking hot dogs. :thumb


    You really shoulda put this in JM. :lol3
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  8. double_entendre

    double_entendre It's nothing personal; just your existence.

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    Fuck I hope not. If so, I need to pull the oven out of the wall. :baldy

    Hot dogs on a helicopter. :deal

    Yeah, I'll leave that for @Jim Moore. He likes taking it in the ass verbal abuse and mockery mixed in with his help. :lol3
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    Boomer343 Been here awhile

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  10. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Have you put a VOM on it at those connections? Volts to see if it's getting 240V and ohms to see if there is continuity in the element itself...

    This will tell you which way to go in your troubleshooting.
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  11. ydarg

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    Service manual is probably tucked inside oven behind control panel.

    Have a BlueStar range that was the same way, service manual was tucked up under the top once you opened it.
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  12. double_entendre

    double_entendre It's nothing personal; just your existence.

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    Fortunately I found it online.

    I did the installation, so I know there's no manual.
    Viking customer service told me to pound sand when I asked for a service manual. Only the user and install manual are public.

    When I got in there, it looked like one of the connections came loose. Don't know if I could reconnect it of not. I don't have equipment to spot weld. Would soldering work?
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  13. double_entendre

    double_entendre It's nothing personal; just your existence.

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  14. spafxer

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    High temp solder (silver) probably won't suffice. About 1200 F depending on alloy

    Make a mechanical joint like a crimp, clamp, or bolt and washers with stainless steel..?
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    I'll agree. The element gets much hotter than the air in the oven. A good physical joint is the way to go here. Even high temp solder might melt on you after a long while in operation. Looks and sounds like they really don't want you repairing that unit. Screw 'em. Fix it anyway.
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  16. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    It's already broken. It's your turn to either fix it or break it some more.
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  17. double_entendre

    double_entendre It's nothing personal; just your existence.

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    So bought this online from an authorized source. Box was open and the wires look like this. Install it or return it?

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    I'd use it. Doesn't look like you have bare wires. :dunno
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  19. double_entendre

    double_entendre It's nothing personal; just your existence.

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    Thank you. I just wanted to be sure before I went to the trouble of doing it.

    :thumb
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  20. roger123

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    I'm not sure what the issue is? Where the wires are bent a bit before the connector? Everything looks fine to me.
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