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Just replaced burners and now the valves are hard to turn on without pushing up on the manifold below. Also difficult to turn off without pushing from underneath the panel.

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Hello there, sorry to hear about your troubles. I can help you out here but not quite sure I understand what is going on. So you can turn the handles that control the gas, but you have to push down on the manifold below the handles? So it sounds like it's binding? Sounds like the burners may have been installed incorrectly if before that it wasn't having similar issues.

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