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Low Flame is too high to simmer

I have a Kitchen Aid Gas Stove Top (Model KGCK366VSS). The top works great, actually too great. The burners when turned all the way down produce too much heat, making it impossible to simmer anything. Is there a way to adjust the burners?

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There should be a regulator between the stove and the main gas line .unscrew lock nut turn valve clockwise to turn gas down. turn down too far , will turn gas off.

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