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One burner ignites when i turn on the others the flames get small

One burner goes high and when others are turned on they all act like there is no gas going through them and become  almost non existant.  Can only cook with one burner at a time and i have 6

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If its an older grill and worked in the past then I would say to buy a new regulator.

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