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I normally use 1 burner on heater. when i switch to two burners it struggles to light when it do light its very noisy for length of time i have it on.

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Patrick, from what you have described, the heater needs a thorough cleaning, as the second burner's air intake control valve is partially clogged with dust and or lint.

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