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One of the burners has a hard time igniting. Gas is emitting (can smell it) and you can hear the igniters clicking, but it won't light. If you go back and forth with the knob (on/off, on/off several times), eventually you can get it to ignite.

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    Helpful enough to know it's probably something I don't want to mess with. Natural gas is not your friend when you screw it up. I'll bite the bullet and call in a pro.

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This happens because either the air gas mixture at that burner is too lean - you must take the top off and access the burner, there you will find a sleeve partially covering a hole in the pipe that leads to the burner, make the hole just a little smaller and try again - or the contact for the clicker happens too late - again take out the top and inspect the button for that burner, the electrical contact for the igniter can be loose.
If you haven't done that before and since this is gas you should call a certified repairman.

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