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Gas grill loses pressure while side burner does not

When igniting center burner of grill, have barely enough pressure to sustain the flame. If ignite side burner, flamer sputters. While side burner works just fine.

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I had the exact same problem with my Jenn-Aire and so I replaced the regulator for $20 and it now works fine.

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