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Re: 220J re assembly

Postby Woodbutcher » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:39 pm

I do the same as Randy when I tear a lantern all the way down. To eliminate putting it back together, only to tear it down, I always change the fuel cap gasket. Then with the fuel knob, closed I pump it some. Open the knob while under pressure. and see if fuel bubbles to spurts out. DO THIS OUTSIDE and point the value away so you don't get a face full of fuel. If you get a good steam, shut everything down. I then put JUST the generator back on. Repeat the same process. You should get a nice consistent mist that shoots out the top of the generator. If everything is working right. It should shoot 4-5 feet. If you get no stream, while under pressure shake the font up and down. Sometimes this will break things loose. If nothing, the generator is the problem. Try the Carb cleaner like Dawn suggested. If that does not work, replace the generator. Repeat the test process, before putting the whole lantern back together. If you don't have a new generator, you could always borrow one off a similar lantern that you know works.
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Re: 220J re assembly

Postby campmaster-k » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:16 pm

rjd wrote:Get a bubble mix. Not a straight stream.
Guess apart it comes again .


A bubble mix is what you should get. That is Colemans instant light system. You only get solid fuel stream when the valve is all the way open. Sometimes the inlet hole in the pickup tube is compromised on lanterns that have not been run in a while. Preheating will prevent a flameout if it suddenly decides to work when the valve is fully open. Put it back together and this time preheat the generator with a small torch until red hot or close to it. If you have bubbles and a new gen. you should have flames.
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Re: 220J re assembly

Postby rjd » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:47 am

Well tore it all down again !

It will not light. Cannot get it to light. Don't think I 'm getting fuel or enough fuel . I don't see any just hear the bubbling.

Frustration is setting in. Thinking I m in over my head. UGGGHHHH ! ! !
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Re: 220J re assembly

Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:42 am

Sounds like it is in the fuel/air pickup tube.

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Re: 220J re assembly

Postby campmaster-k » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:21 am

I just did a lantern with a similar problem. When I took out the pickup tube it was crusted with green varnish. I soaked it in MEK for an hour and wire brushed it clean and blew compressed air through it up and down. Then more MEK , repeat. It worked for me.
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Re: 220J re assembly

Postby Zollinger » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:03 am

I have had more stinkin' problems with fuel & air tubes than anything else. One lantern I had to tear down three times before I figured out the little air hole was varnished up. :x :oops: Usually when someone tells me "I replaced the genny with a new one, but it still won't light" I always suspect that stupid F & A tube.
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Re: 220J re assembly

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:36 pm

I had one that I had to go back and stretch the F/A rod spring before it would work.
Now I need to go back and re-clock two of my first rebuilds.
Was kicking back reading a book and looked at the shelf and realized they were clocked wrong. :oops:
220E and a 228E, and both my birthday lanterns. :oops:
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