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Burners well not light up right and pilot lite is real small

When i turn on the lf frt burner it well lite up but the flame is small then if i turn on the rt rear burn it well not lite up untill i turn off the lf frt burner then it well lite up i have check for gas leak but there is no leaks and the stve is the only thing doing this ever thing in house is working fine this stove is a mpf300pxwe how can i fix this thank you

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Two possibilities: This is a stove orificed for propane and connected to natural, or the regulator ( a squarish shaped thing in the line under the cooktop) has a problem and is limiting gas flow way below normal. In the first case you just got the stove, in the second it has worked fine until the sudden change.

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