200A and 202 reproduction
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joelsprunger
I got a 200A a few years back and I'm just now trying to get it working. I figured out how to install a new generator (I had to remove the entire upper assembly to get the little hook through the cleaning actuator hole). It holds pressure and lights with the valve cracked without fuel leaking out of the generator, but it is pretty dim. When I open the valve more it starts to go out.

Things I have tried.
1.) Cycle the cleaning lever 5 or 6 times. - It just turns on and off but gets no brighter.
2.) Pump it up. - This has a similar effect as opening the valve and the lamp starts to die I then need to turn the valve down to keep it alive. Seems like it is flooding?
3.) Shutting and opening the valve. -This causes it to flare bright momentarily.

Also while I had the lamp apart to replace the generator I blew into the mixing tube (just with my mouth) to make sure it wasn't totally blocked.

Thanks for any suggestions in advance.

Update:
I took apart the mixing chamber and cleaned it with a pipe cleaner and re-assembled. It now stays lit when I open the fuel valve all the way, but still seems dim. It also still flares bright momentarily when I close the valve and crack it back open. It gets no brighter cracked open vs open all the way. I don't think that is normal operation.

Update:
Video of the current symptoms:

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Joel Sprunger
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Tgarner01
Welcome to the forum, from SW Missouri.
Couple questions. Is the lantern full of fuel? Also what type of fuel? Coleman fuel/white gas/crown fuel? When you cleaned the air tubes, did you tear the burner assembly apart? Did you use a new generator? Was the old generator causing the same symptoms? These are simple lanterns you will get it running correctly👍
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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joelsprunger
Thanks Toby. Good questions. It was pretty low fuel. I could hear is sloshing around, but I pulled out the white gas and added 3 or 4 of the Coleman filter funnels full into the chamber. Then I thought I would fire it up and let it burn - even though flickering - for 10-20 minutes and see if that would clear it up. It worked. Running steady now!
Joel Sprunger
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joelsprunger
UPDATE
I realize people probably don't want to download my videos so I put them on youtube.
Symptoms:


Working Lantern:


Thanks for the help.
Joel Sprunger
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Tgarner01
Cool! Looks like it's burning steady now. Like I said, pretty simple lanterns, sometimes they just want to be used😁. Nice lantern also👍
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Dvan95
You can always toss in a little seafoam additive or b12 chemtool before tearing them apart! Sometimes that will be enough to dissolve some troublesome gunk but keep in mind a teardown and cleanup of all parts SHOULD get any lantern to work flawlessly if done right. There is tons of info for that model on here. Otherwise, nice lantern! 
-Dan

Coleman Quick Lite Crew #048

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