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After cleaning burners on Ducane 5004 the flame is wanting to kick back through air adjustment holes behind the control knobs

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SOURCE: removed burners for cleaning, flame erratic

I don't think you "seated" the burners correctly where they go into the knobs. Get up under the knobs, look up and you'll see what I mean.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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