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I have in my possession a braising pan skillet G40TB.This system the pan needs to be lifted to light the pilot. When i light this pilot and lower the pan, i will normally wait for 10-15secs, turn the thermostat on, depress the red button which takes gas to the tube line to the burners. The problems are:\r\n1. When i depress this button after a couple of seconds a explosion sound is heard when the burners ignite. 2. when the temperature reaches the point of the setting set by the thermostat the flame goes out on the right side segment of burners. When the system calls for heat, a repeated explosion tye sound is heard. This happens every time the need for heat is required. 3. When the pan is in the heating mode, the right side segment of the burners fail to light, even if the red button feeding the tube line to the burners is depressed. My suspician are: the orifice on the tube line may be restricted or the wrong start up instructions are being followed. PLEASE ASSIST

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It sounds to me like you are following the proper start up. I would recommend that you do as complete a disassembly as you feel comforftable with and carefully clean all pilot and burner orifices.Clean all grease and crud out with a good degreasing detergent,I have used dawn dish soap for years. After you get everything as clean as you can gently wipe it dry and blow out with low pressure compressed air.Also clean out all gas lines and make sure the air shutters are set so that you have a nice blue flame with a small bit of yellow.I hope this helps you.Thanks

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