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I can light the pilot light ok but when i turn the knob up it blows the pilot light out again. The cooker that runs off the same gas bottle does not seem to be getting enough gas through either.

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From what you have described, it sounds like a gas pressure problem, which may be related to the gas bottle's regulator. Or you are running out of gas and there is not enough to sustain both gas appliances. And finally, there may be an obstruction somewhere in the gas line. Even a kink in the gas line could cause it. These are the things you need to troubleshoot first.

Hope this helps you solve the problem.

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