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Our Whirlpool gas range does not stay lit. This is the first gas range and it is new and it constantly lights itself during cooking. Is this normal?

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This is called cycling and it is totaly normal
gas ranges have a plus or minus 25 degree swing to set temp
it will turn on at -25 degrees
and turn off at +25 this is what maintains propertemp

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