Appliance Repair Questions? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP
The problem you are likely having is a gas pressure regulator and it is old enough that the diaphragm is not working properly at low flow. With a 9 year old model I would expect it to work well after a replacement of the regulator but I would also expect other problems to begin at that age with an appliance like this. If you get a good 10 years then you have gotten to the industry standard life expectancy of the unit. If you have the money to replace it the then now would be the time before it becomes a money pit. Replacement at this point will prevent a lot of headaches and frustration while in the long run being the most feasible decision.
Although they are not high priced they are not cheap for most people either such as these:
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