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Oven slow to heat and top burners weak flame

Lately I have noticed that it takes my Gas Oven much longer than normal to preheat. Also, You can only keep 1 burner going at a time or the flames on each of the burners are almost nothing. This is a fairley new stove and am at a loss on what to do to fix. Any suggestions

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Sounds like you have a gas pressure /flow problem. id start with hte gas company have them come out and check you tank pressure(if using LP), or the pressure from reguator leading to home

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