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New Poster 23 posts Muzick New Poster 23 posts. First off, thanks for being the great community I can see that you are. I'm brand new to the addiction of collecting Coleman lanterns, but I can tell I'm in for a long "recovery. It appears to be from a very well kept collection.

Rebuilding a Double Mantle Lantern - Dissassembly

Either it's been refurbished, or has just not been used. It looks brand new. Initially, I was unable to get any pressure to the lantern. I think I'll need a new leather, but I was at least able to pressure the lantern. Here's my problem, and I hope there's an easy answer.

I did some more reading, and saw maybe I had overpressurized the lantern. I opened the filler plug, released the pressure, and started over. Again, I filled the cup with alcohol and preheated the generator. This time, I didn't pressurize as much. The second time, I had no light from the mantle, but the preheater cup quickly filled up with kerosene, and began burning the the kerosene. I used the search function, but couldn't find anything relating to this specific problem. I would gladly appreciate any wisdom from the experts.

This seems like a great lantern to start with, and I'm sure minimal effort will be required to get it going.Remember Me? Front Page What's New? Results 1 to 9 of 9. Thread Tools Show Printable Version.

fix coleman dual fuel lantern

Its very distracting. This has happened with two brand new lanterns that I bought several years apart. I returned the first one because of it and thought Id try again in case i got a defective copy the first time. Ive tried different pressure settings, different levels in the fuel tank, new Coleman fuel bought at two different locations, unleaded fuel, different ambient temperatures. Ive taken them apart and they are clean and free of obstructions.

Well of course they are I searched several times and couldnt come up with any answers, but noted that several others have reported the same problem. I called Coleman and they advised me to run it with half fuel in the tank. I told them this didnt help the situation and they didnt have an answer.

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I wonder if this is simply a design flaw. Maybe most people dont notice the flickering or it doesnt bother them, so they dont report it. Ive read hundreds of positive reviews and some negative because of the flickering beam. I have several other duel mantle coleman fuel lanterns and none of them do this. I live at above sea level and wonder if the higher altitude causes it to run to rich. I could try running a different generator to make it run leaner but dont know if any others could be modded to fit or swap in directly.

Am I one the right track here to curing flickering? I also thought about shielding a portion of the generator to see if that helps.

Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated. I really want to like this lantern because of the huge light output and convenience, but the unstable flame is so annoying and distracting. Last edited by FlashPilot; at PM. One is a single and the other a newer style twin mantle. They don't give any dramas whatsoever.

My friend has a Northstar and he had no end of trouble with the mantles. They wouldn't light or set properly and they are quite expensive. The smaller style dual fuel lanterns are the way to go.

The older style lamps are bullet proof and work extremely well. I own about 25 of them. Id really like to know if someone has corrected the flickering flame problem with the northstar. Its worth resolving if possible since it is so incredibly bright. Can anyone help me with my northstar flicker? While that may be a technicality, to me it better describes the issue.Nearly all vintage double mantle lanterns are identical, except for very old Quick Lite lanterns.

Pages for the older ones will come soon as they are quite a bit easier. So what happens if you get stuck? I recommend the bulletin board at oldcolemanparts. The wise and experienced collectors who frequent that site are always happy to assist someone in need, usually within an hour or so after posting.

Before you start you should decide how much of a rebuild you are going to do. If in near-new or well maintained condition then you may be able to get away with a low-level rebuild. The parts required for a low-level rebuild are available at most good sporting goods stores and on-line. If you need, or wish, to completely tear down the lantern you will need parts not so readily available. Again www. And one last thing-- please review the safety page before starting.

Good info like proper ventilation and fire extinguishers is there Recommended tools, supplies and parts list. Note 2: Replacement of the filler cap insert gasket for use is not recommended.

Please refer to the safety page for more info. Make sure all of the fuel has been removed from the lantern.

fix coleman dual fuel lantern

Put the old fuel in an approved container and dispose of it properly. You can find a hazardous waste recycling facility in your telephone book under public health. Fig 1A The D lantern shown in Figure 1 has had the ventilator, ball nut and globe removed and is ready to work on. Fig 2A Fig 2B First we will remove the old generator from the lantern.

Turn the tip cleaner stem looped lever on the lantern to the "up" position. Grab the jamb nut and the generator tube and lift them both up, exposing the cleaner rod and eccentric block as in Figure 2B. Pull the rod forward, which will release it from the eccentric block hole. Now pull down on the generator to remove; set the generator and jamb nut aside.

Fig 3A Fig 3B Next we'll pull the air intake system from the tip cleaner body. Spin your lantern around so you can see the screw on the back side of the tip cleaner Figure 3A.If your lantern is no longer holding pressure in the tank then it is likely that the pump has become worn and will need to be replaced.

This video will show you how. Shopping Cart. Submit Search. Sign in Sign in with Password. Cart Shopping Cart 0 item s in your cart. Restore a saved shopping cart. Coleman Lantern Parts. We're open and continuing to ship packages. Coleman Dual Fuel Lantern Parts. Lighting Parts. Repair Guides. Quick Fix: How to Replace the Pump on a Newer Style Coleman Lantern If your lantern is no longer holding pressure in the tank then it is likely that the pump has become worn and will need to be replaced.

Continue Shopping Proceed to Checkout. Accessories for the Coleman Hi, my duel fuel lantern holds pressure very well. My problem is that the dial won't let enough fuel through to get a good glow. Sometimes allowing flames through the mantle What part do I have to replace?

Hi Scott, This could be caused by a variety of issues. I would check the check valve, filler cap, control valve, and compression pump. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!

Did this question help you? Yes No. Robert for model number f. Good Day Robert. Thank you for your question in regards to your unit Model Number f. The model number you provided is not recognized.

Please verify the number you provided us. If it is correct, we recommend contacting the manufacturer and seeing if they could provide you with a part number, and then you are always welcome to check back to see if we carry the part! Best Regards. Ask a question. Ask our experts a question about this part and we will respond as soon as we can.How it works.

There are three holes in most lantern founts and stove tanks. The first is the filler hole that you use to pour fuel into and it is sealed with the fuel filler cap gasket. The second is at the bottom of the pump cylinder is it is closed by twisting the pump clockwise to seal-off the check valve. The third is the valve hole and this one is sealed by the secure installation of the valve. With these three holes securely sealed, the fount or tank will hold pressure for a very long time.

See More The most likely causes. Please check these in order. A cracked fount or tank. Fully pressurize the appliance keep it pressurized and look closely for damp areas, and listen carefully for signs of air escaping. If you note either you MUST investigate to locate the source. If you find any crack in the tank or fount, it is irreparable and must be turned into a display piece or scrapped. A leak around the valve.

Continue keeping the stove or lantern pressurized and look for fuel dampening the area around where the valve enters the fount or tank. On a stove this will be easy and obvious. If there is a damp area around the valve hole, you have a leak that must be repaired.

Please refer to our rebuilding pages to accomplish this. A Bad fuel filler cap gasket. This is probably the reason for your trouble. After many years the rubber in the filler cap insert loses the ability to seal properly and no matter how hard you tighten the cap, it will continue to leak. How to repair cause 3.

If you have a "standard" lantern like a A or a E, or a "standard" stove like the F or E, I recommend you replace the fuel filler cap with a new replacement type, part number C You can get this cap in most good sporting goods stores or you can order it from Bob's Old Coleman Parts. If you have a lantern with an odd-sized filler cap like a Quick Lite or a C, or similarly and odd stove like the or a cabin stove, you will have to contact Bob for a reproduction filler cap gasket.

If you have a standard lantern or stove and want to maintain originality, he also carries those gaskets. In either case please note that if your cap does not have a screw in the center, it cannot be repaired. Once you have a replacement filler cap insert gasket available: Tighten the cap as much as you can with your fingers. This will lock the insert and gasket down on the fount so you can get the screw out.

With a flat-tip screwdriver try to remove the center screw as shown above on the left. If something seems to be "slipping" it means that the cap is too loose and you need to tighten it more.Right now you should go get yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of soda. This chapter is going to be graphics heavy. Words are one thing but a picture says a thousand words. The lanterns I'm showing your are a D and a younger E. These are "middle of the road" lanterns and pretty much the same as the s and s all the way up to the s except for slants.

Old and younger lanterns will be a little different in some spots but you should be able to work through the differences. But if you have questions, you sure know who to ask! Will also work for Coleman-made Sears 2-mantle lanterns. If interest is high enough I will add a chapter for the newer lanterns like the or later on.

Okay, the first pictures should have loaded by now so let's get busy! Before you start you should remove all of the fuel out of the lantern. Put this old fuel in an approved container that you don't need and dispose of it properly.

You can find a hazardous waste recycling facility in your telephone book under public health. Recommended Tools and Supplies List. Unscrew the ball nut at the very top of the lantern. Pull the ventilator up and off, then pull out the glass globe. Set these 3 pieces aside and your lantern should now look like this. Turn the tip cleaner stem to the "up" position loop facing up. Once it is loose slide it up the generator.

fix coleman dual fuel lantern

Then pull up on the generator sleeve to expose the needle assembly. The end of it will be inserted into the eccentric block Fig 2B. Because your tip cleaner stem is "up" you'll be able to pull the stem right out of the eccentric block.

Remove the entire generator and jamb nut from the lantern and set them aside. Spin the lantern around to the tip cleaner stem is away from you. Down on the gas tip cleaner assembly you will see a screw Fig 3A. It may be a flathead or crosstip. You'll need to angle your screwdriver down over the frame to get to it so don't strip it but it needs to come out.

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This will unlock the air intake tube from the gas tip cleaner assembly. Then grab the entire burner assembly very top of lantern and start unscrewing it. The air intake tube will back most of the way out of the gas tip cleaner assembly. When it comes free of the threads, pull it up to remove Fig 3B and set it aside. Fig 4A Fig 4B Now we're going to remove the tip cleaner stem from the tip cleaner assembly. It may take a little pressure to unlock it but it will come out.

The entire stem will rotate with it. As soon as it backs out far enough you'll note that the eccentric block falls down inside of the assembly.

This is okay, we'll get it out in a minute.If your lantern is no longer holding pressure in the tank then it is likely that the pump has become worn and will need to be replaced. This video will show you how. Shopping Cart. Submit Search. Sign in Sign in with Password. Cart Shopping Cart 0 item s in your cart.

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Quick Fix: How to Replace the Pump on a Newer Style Coleman Lantern If your lantern is no longer holding pressure in the tank then it is likely that the pump has become worn and will need to be replaced. Continue Shopping Proceed to Checkout. Accessories for the Coleman T. Where can I get an owners manual for this lantern. Bill for model number T. Hello Bill and thank you for writing. For more specialized assistance or to speak with someone about this, we would suggest calling the manufacturer of the unit directly.

Once you get the information you need, we should be able to find the information on our site for you. Hope this helps. Did this question help you? Yes No. What is the recommended generator for t it says no long available. Lance for model number t. Hello Lance, thank you for your inquiry.

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