Viking range 1 years old

bobbie46September 26, 2012

After much thinking about my previous rambling question, I realize it boils down to this: can a 15 year old Viking range be refurbished and provide years of useful service and what might it cost?

Secondly, same question about the 15 year old Vent-A-Hood. I've already replaced the light kit and plugged it in and the two squirril cages spin. Can it be cleaned? Is it a good piece of equipment?

Thanks for all suggestions.

Bobbie

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barryv_gw

As to things that can fail on an old range - ignitors ( top and oven) convection fan motor, hinges, thermostat, and electronics - like the main control board. I think you might want to contact a local authorized Viking repair person to get an idea about the potential costs involved for refurbishment and maintenance, and to confirm parts availability. I have a Viking and the hinges have failed and they don't offer replacements anymore.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 12:14PM
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jakvis

Consumer Reports gives the average life expectancy of a gas range at 15 years. So consider that the range has met it's maximum life in any decision to continue with parts replacements.

It doesn't matter how much you paid for a range as all of them are made up with most functional parts that are common throughout the industry.

Here is a link that might be useful: Appliance Life Expectancies

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 6:53PM
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bobbie46

Thanks Barryv and jakvis. I appreciate yur input.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:46AM
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