Installation Questions

Have questions about a Viking product? See our Frequently Asked Questions below for the answer you need. Still can’t find the answer? Viking has a toll-free number, 1-888-VIKING1 (1-888-845-4641), which consumers may call to speak with a representative on specific product or service questions.

What different installation options are available for my Viking Professional Microwave Oven?

Viking Professional Conventional and Convection Microwave Ovens may stand freely on your countertop or they may be installed in a cabinet. For a regular cabinet mount, you must use a VMTK Built-In Trim Kit, which is available in 27", 30" and 36". To achieve a flush installation, you must use the VMTK Built-In Trim Kit as well as a PMF Flush Mount Kit.

Can the Viking microwave be installed over built-in wall ovens?

Yes, a microwave can be installed over built-in wall ovens. A Viking warming, storage or microwave drawer below the oven are all great options.

Can my Viking hood be smaller than my cooking product?

No. In order to provide sufficient capture area, your hood needs to at least match the width of the cooking product you are placing it over.

How high should my hood be installed?

All Viking Professional hoods, with the exception of 10"H. hoods, should be installed between 30" and 36"H. above the cooking surface. The 10"H. hood should be installed between 24" and 27"H. Viking Line hood models can be hung between 30" and 36"H. above cooking surfaces.

Viking microwave hoods may be mounted as low as 30” from the top of the unit to the top of the cooking surface. Viking recommends 24” from the bottom of the unit to the top of the cooking surface for optimal performance.


Do Viking Built-In Refrigerators install flush?

Yes. Both Viking and Custom Panel refrigerators install flush into standard 24”D. cabinet openings.  Custom Panel models blend seamlessly into surrounding cabinetry.


How do I get the "single unit" look with an All Refrigerator and All Freezer?

You must also purchase a top grille kit. They are available in 60”width (for two 30” units), 66” width (for one 30” unit and one 36” unit), and 72” width (for two 36” units). The grill kit also comes with a center trim piece that joins the two units and provides the single unit look.


What different installation options are available for my Viking Freestanding Refrigerator?

Kits are available to install Freestanding Refrigerators with a "Built-In" or "Wrapped" look.  The Built-In look includes a top grille and side trim; the Wrapped look includes a top grille, side panels and a top.

How can the Viking Undercounter Refrigeration Products be installed?

Viking Undercounter Refrigerators, Refrigerated Drawers, Beverage Centers, Wine Cellars, and Ice Machines can either be installed under a counter or freestanding and may be installed as single units, or side-by-side

What door stop adjustments are available on Built-In Wine Cellars?

The 5 Series units have an adjustment of 90°, 110° & 120°. The units ship from the factory set at 110°.

The 7 Series units have an adjustment of 90° & 105°. The units ship from the factory set at 90°

What door stop adjustments are available on Built-In Refrigerators?

The 5 Series units have an adjustment of 90°, 110° & 120°. The units ship from the factory set at 110°.

The 7 Series units have an adjustment of 90° & 105°. The units ship from the factory set at 90°

Is a drain required for Viking Ice Machines?

Yes, a drain pump is required for all ice machines. The ice machine draining process removes the old ice from the bin so that fresh ice can constantly be produced. A drain pump accessory is available for installations where no floor drain is available. A model with a drain pump is available for installations where no floor drain is available or a drain pump accessory can be purchased separately.