Viking Outdoor Grill and Barbecue Repair
When you choose a Viking outdoor grill and barbecue for your home or business, you’re making an excellent choice. The company has an outstanding reputation for using both high-quality parts and the latest technology available to great long lasting, low maintenance, user-friendly grills that everyone enjoys cooking on. As a result of the quality of the appliances, many Santa Barbara homes and businesses have come to rely heavily on their Viking outdoor grill.
If you’re using a Viking outdoor grill and barbecue, you need to remember that while the appliance is wonderful and the company does an excellent job creating quality products, nothing is designed to last forever. At some point, you’re going to find yourself standing in front of the grill, making an important decision about whether you need to invest in a brand new one, or if you should spend your money on high quality Viking outdoor grill and barbecue repairs instead.
Should you Repair or Replace your Viking Grill
We really can’t tell you whether or not you should replace your faulty outdoor grill or get it repaired. There are a number of different factors that have to be considered before making a final decision. What we can say is that more often than not, we think that the smart, economical move is investing in Viking outdoor grill repairs. As long as the repairs are done by a service committed to providing high-quality work, you can reasonably anticipate the repairs extending the number of useable years you get out of the unit.
If you’re not sure what to do, your best course of action is contacting Santa Barbara Appliance Repair about our Viking outdoor grill repair services and getting an estimate. You will be able to use the number we provide you to weigh the pros and cons of a repairing or replacing your grill. The great thing about working with us is that you can trust every single estimate we provide. Not only does the estimate include the anticipated cost of both labor and parts, but we have a strict policy about never charging hidden fees and always honoring any estimate. When you use our Viking outdoor grill repair service, you’ll never have to fear the final invoice.
One of the things you need to keep in mind when you’re trying to decide what to do with a faulty Viking grill is the age of the appliance. Viking usually attaches a 3-year warranty to each outdoor grill they sell. This warranty means that as long as the grill isn’t over three years old, Viking will cover either the cost of the Viking grill repairs, or replace the appliance. If the appliance is still protected by a warranty, it’s very important to make sure that the company doing the work has been approved by Viking.
If the Viking outdoor grill is protected by warranty, you have to resist any impulse to tinker with the grill yourself. Not only is there a chance that your tinkering may do more damage to the grill, when you tinker on a newer model, you invalidate the factory warranty.
Common Problems with Viking Outdoor Grills and Barbecues
Temperature and Knobs
We frequently get calls from customers who love their Viking outdoor grill but who are getting aggravated because the knobs keep falling off. Our customer often tells us that they first contacted Viking’s customer service department, but rather than getting a satisfactory solution to the problem they were put on hold for 45 minutes and then given the runaround. When you contact us about this frustrating problem, we promise that we won’t blow you off. We take this problem quite seriously and will immediately send our best Viking outdoor repair expert to your home to remedy the situation. The exact nature of this particular Viking outdoor grill repair problem solution will depend on the reason why the knobs are falling off.
Another common problem involves the grills thermostat. It’s not uncommon for someone who has owned their Viking grill for a few years to complain that they can’t seem to get it to cook at the proper setting. This particular call tells us that there’s a problem with the unit’s thermostat. Sometimes the solution requires that the thermostat is recalibrated. In other occasions, the thermostat simply needed to be replaced. Both of these Viking outdoor grill repairs generated long-term, positive results.
Viking Grill Circuit Boards
When we get a call from someone who needs Viking outdoor grill and barbecue repairs that has an older grill, we often find that they need to have the circuit board replaced or repaired. While this is never a cheap repair, Viking circuit boards are expensive, it’s still generally less than what a new grill would cost. When the circuit board is Viking approved, it will add several years to the life of your grill. Whether or not it’s better to replace the circuit board or get a new grill often depends on the overall condition of your current model.
Range Hood Problems
To us, the scariest Viking grill repair issues we encounter are the ones that involve a malfunctioning range hood. There have been several reports of a faulty hood being lowered over a Viking grill, and the pressure building up to the point where the appliance knobs explode off the front of the grill, acting as miniature missiles that can do a great deal of damage to anything that gets in front of them. The moment you start to experience problems with your Viking outdoor grill hood, you need to turn the appliance completely off and contact us.
Viking outdoor grill and barbecue repairs can be booked one of two ways. You can either give us a call, or you can fill out the online form that can be found on our website. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you and resolving all your Viking outdoor grill issues.
Lessen the Odds of You Requiring Emergency Viking Outdoor Grill and Barbecue Repair
If you want to avoid the hassle of dealing with emergency Viking outdoor grill problems, you should take heart in the knowledge that there are a few different things you can do to decrease the chances of you finding yourself in need of Viking outdoor grill and barbecue repairs.
The first thing you need to do is contact us and book regular maintenance appointments. During a maintenance appointment, we’ll send one of our Viking repair techs to your home or business and they’ll thoroughly examine your outdoor grill. They’re looking for signs of future problems. These signs include:
- The identification and replacement of worn parts
- A test to determine how efficiently the grill is running
- Cleaning the unit
- Answering questions, you have about the current condition of the grill, what expectations you can have for the grill in the future, and what you can do to extend the number of useable years you get out of the grill.
Ideally, you should have these maintenance appointments conducted by us once a year, however, if you use your grill heavily, or the grill is getting old, you might want to consider having a maintenance service appointment every 6 months.
You can also use your observation skills to decrease the odds of you finding yourself in the middle of outdoor grill emergency. Each time you use your Viking outdoor grill and barbecue, really pay attention to how it’s working. If you see any indication that something is quite right, the best thing you can do is shut the grill down and contact us. By not ignoring the problem and continuing to use the grill, you don’t run the risk of turning a minor repair into a major one.
Have Faith in us
When you open the phone books, you’ll see lots of advertisements for appliance repair services, many of which say they can repair your Viking outdoor grill and barbecue, but many of these businesses fail to deliver on their promises. Many lack the experience needed to properly diagnose and repair your outdoor grill, while others try to cut corners by using sub-par parts. We’re committed to repairing your grill properly the very first time we see it.
When you call us for your Viking outdoor grill and barbecue, you’ll enjoy working with a company that’s fully licensed and insured, and has the education needed to provide top quality Viking grill repair. We’ve been praised by both customers and appliance manufacturers alike.
The sooner you contact us about our Viking outdoor grill and barbecue repairs, the sooner you’ll enjoy cooking with a perfectly functional grill.
Viking Replacement Parts
It’s no secret that the Viking brand replacement parts for your outdoor grill are expensive. We could borrow a page from other Santa Barbra appliance repair services and use cheaper, generic parts, but we don’t. The reason that Viking outdoor grill replacement parts cost so much is because, just like the grills that bear the brand name, they’re a superior product. We’ve found that when cheap generic parts are used for repairing the grill, the end results aren’t good. More often than not the parts don’t fit the grill properly or they quickly break. We’ve found that by using Viking certified replacement parts in every single grill we repair, we can guarantee the repair.
If you feel that you’re qualified to do the repair work on the grill yourself, we urge you to resist the urge to use less expensive replacement parts. When all is said and done, you’ll be glad you paid a little more for an excellent product.
Why Choose Santa Barbara Appliance Repair
The most compelling reason why you should choose us whenever you need your Viking grill repaired is because we’re Santa Barbara’s leading authorities on the brand. There’s nothing our team of experienced appliance repair specialists don’t know about Viking products, and the amount of experience they’ve gained over the years means that there’s not a problem they’re not qualified to handle. This is one of the reasons so many of our clients keep coming back to us whenever they need any appliances, not just outdoor grills repaired.
You can find out for yourself when you give us a call or use the online form we’ve provided to book a repair or maintenance appointment.
As much as we love repairing and maintaining the Viking outdoor grills, we’re equally prepared to work on the rest of the Viking appliance line. Every day we handle repairs on:
- Viking refrigerators
- Viking microwaves
- Viking ranges
- Viking cook tops
- Viking built- in ovens
- Viking ice makers
- Viking wine cellars
- Viking dishwashers
- Viking freezers
- Viking range hoods
We have a factory certified, fully authorized, team of Viking repair specialists standing by, ready to rush to your aid and repair any appliance issue you’ve encountered. The sooner you call us for an estimate, the sooner we can restore your household and commercial appliances to perfect working order.
Call us today! You’ll be glad you did!
Reasons you’ll enjoy working with us when you need Viking outdoor grill repair include:
- Working with a fully licensed and insured, locally owned Viking repair service will instill a sense of confidence in you. You can rest assured that we’ll treat your appliances with the same respect we give our own.
- Trustworthy written estimates
- Since we keep our trucks fully stocked, we have everything needed to complete the project in single appointment.
- Same Day Service
- We happily repair all Viking grill and barbecue makes and models
- Emergency repair service available during all major holidays
Getting the Most out of your Viking Barbecue
The decision to go with a Viking barbecue really is a good one. Many of the barbecues and grills designed and manufactured by the company are user friendly, hard wearing, and feature an assortment of built in special features that make cooking outdoors more fun than ever before. Each Viking grill provides a great deal of bang for your buck.
Once you have your Viking barbecue, you want it to last for a really long time, which means learning how to properly care for it. The good news is that caring for the grill really isn’t all that difficult. You just have to use your common sense.
The first thing you need to do is clean it after every single use. It doesn’t matter whether or not you cooked something that gets messy, or how hot the grill got while you were cooking, you still need to take five or ten minutes to thoroughly clean the entire thing. Not only is it the sanitary thing to do, regular cleanings prevent your grill from corroding.
The good news is that you don’t have to worry about purchasing any fancy and expensive special cleaning products for your Viking barbeque. All you really need is some regular dish soap and water. Using these two things to scrub the outside of the grill will remove the bits of grease and food residue. The best way to make sure the grill gets thoroughly dried is letting it sit in the direct sunlight for an hour or two, which gives any water a chance to evaporate before you put the barbeque back into storage.
It’s just as important to clean the grates as it is to clean the outside of your Viking barbeque. This is done with a great deal of scrubbing with a steel brush. You’ll want to scrub at the grates until they are free of any debris. If the steel grates are really dirty, you can also spritz them with a grease cutter, which does a great job of cleaning.
When you aren’t using the Viking barbeque, you will want to make sure your store it in a safe area where it can’t be damaged by anything falling on to it or bumping into it.
Viking Barbecue Repair Services
No matter how well you care for your Viking barbecue, if you own the grill long enough, something is going to eventually wear out. Just because something has gone wrong, you shouldn’t assume it’s time to purchase a brand new Viking grill or barbeque. It’s likely that all it will take is a relatively simple Viking Barbecue repair to resolve the matter and get you grilling again. It’s even conceivable that you’ll get several more years of use out of your Viking barbecue.
When you do find yourself in need of Viking Barbecue repair, it’s really in your best interest to give us a call. We don’t like to brag, but we really are the most efficient repair service in town and we also provide the highest quality repairs. When you first contact us about your Viking Barbecue repair problem, we’ll send someone to your place to troubleshoot the situation. Based on what they find, they will give you an estimate for the repairs. Just because you get an estimate, you’re under no obligation to have any work done on your Viking barbecue. The purpose of the estimate is for you to decide whether or not it’s worthwhile to have the item repaired. If you decide that it is, we’ll start working on it right away.
Viking manufactures a wide range of outdoor kitchens, grills, and barbecues. The good news is that we can fix them all.
- Gas grills
- Pizza ovens
- Pellet grills
- Electric grills
- Built in grills
- Charcoal grills
- Kamado grills
- Hybrid grills
- Turkey fryers
- Deep fryers
- Patio fryers
- Portable grills
- Campground grills