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Rattlebone54
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE!
I got a $4 228E lantern and have cleaning everything. I have soaked the generator in vinegar, diluted, and saw a little cup-shaped mesh "basket" at the tip of the gen. It came out w a toothpick but I didn't relate how it was to be re-inserted! Does the cup go right to the top of gen, or inverted so cup faces down? I have never seen this mesh cup before, and is on a 2/62 228E Lantern!
Also since the cardboard tube is hard and in need of replacement, should I reuse or wrap speaker wire around pricker, not include the cardboard tube, and reinstall with the spring??? 
Thank you to all!
Rattlebone
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mikew
Older generators had the brass mesh in them, but is not needed.  Newer generators don't have them.  Just toss it.  Re-installing them only serves to increase the chance of messing up the pricker wire. 

The cardboard tube is supposed to be hard.  If it is not destroyed, I would just re-install it.  
Mike
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JimL
As Mike stated, toss that screen.  Coleman stopped using them years ago because they're no longer needed, plus by reusing it, you run the risk of destroying the pricker wire.

-Jim

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Rattlebone54
Yes! Seemed to me that would interfere with the pricker wire upon insertion! If the cardboard tube is black and hard, my i just invert it and use irt that way for a while?
Thank You MikeW and JimL!
Rattrlebone
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JimL
>> If the cardboard tube is black and hard, my i just invert it and use irt that way for a while?

Try it and see if it works acceptably for you.  If not, remove it and hit it with a blow torch to burn the impurities off.  Just don't do this on concrete.

-Jim

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Rattlebone54
JimL I will use a torch, read that some post here. Do you know the part number for the cardboard tube that goes around the pricker? I saw it and didnt add any in my cart to Mike. Thank You-Rattlebone
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zoomkat
"Yes! Seemed to me that would interfere with the pricker wire upon insertion!"

I just assemble the generator internals together, including the screen, prior to inserting them in the generator tube. Where one may get in trouble is when inserting the generator in the lantern and the internals accidently fall out, all but the screen. Inserting the internals back in with the screen still inside might snag the pricker wire on the screen. I try to eliminate the internals falling out by clipping a bobby pin on the bottom of the pricker rod to better keep control of the internals when putting the generator in the lantern. The bobby pin  also helps fumble fingers to insert the pricker rod bend into the eccentric hole.
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JimL
JimL I will use a torch, read that some post here. Do you know the part number for the cardboard tube that goes around the pricker? I saw it and didnt add any in my cart to Mike. Thank You-Rattlebone


Here's the link for the tube.
http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=4064&cat=&page=1

Do you have a whole backup generator?   Even though I rebuild my own generators, I have spares because it's not always practical to rebuild/repair one.  Spares are always good to have.

-Jim

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