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Gas stove the top burners have to be lit with a lighter even though the ignitors are working. when they light the flame comes strait up the middle

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Re: gas stove

Make sure nothing is blocking burner tubes and burner tops. All holes need to be free and clear. If that dont work replace your inlet valve were your gas lin goes in.

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