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Lighting Problem/2 year-Old Ducane Grill

Only the right burner of 3 mains works properly.

The mid-main starts to ignite, but only flames out of the top of the grill. Sometimes (by blowing on it) the burner ignites.

The left main doen't get gas.

I ran a pin into the jets to clear them out. Did not dismantle the hoses etc.
Thanks!
John

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Do you have enough gas pressure coming out of the regulator and gas valve? You'll need a pressure guage for this.

If yes, try taking out the burners and cleaning them with a wire brush, especially the flame spreading sections.

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