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Sapman
New guy here. Love the site, great infomation. Long time auto mechanic, handy and daring (stupid). Recently got the Coleman bug. Anyway I picked up a 413F, slight rust in tank but not too bad. Everything spinned and tank held pressure so I figured lets give it a go. Took off generator before firing, cleaned the long rod and spring. Pushed a piece of scotchbrite through the tube. No hiss when valve opened. Lots of raw fuel. Took valve off tank. Put af tube in vinegar for a while. Manifold has no cobwebs or obstructions. Put it all together. Sounded better but huge fire started. Glad I was outside. Scorched side of box (I waxed it last night). Compared spray from tip to my good working 413G. E tank just squirted fuel while G had nice atomization. Swapped generators with tips, same result. Ideas?? Thanks in advance and sorry for the long winded post.



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Gunhippie
Lever up to light?

Try pre-heating the generator with a plumber's torch. If that works, either you're not doing it right or the air part of the Fuel Air tube is clogged.
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Sapman
I think air isn't passing through af tube but I dont understand how this part works. I know the two little holes on either side, near the top are to allow the pressurized air out but how does the air pass through? I've blown comressed air into the little holes but dont seem to get any or very little into the outlet at the top. I see more descriptions off fuel starvation from bottom inlet where small rod from lever goes. This rod seemes to be working normally on my valve assembly.

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Sapman
Removed af tube again, left bottom plug in it and blew air into top with a thin nozzle from my carburetor days with bottom plugged with my finger. Felt air out top two tubes. Fired it up again and it ran ok. I'm sure fire was obviously from too much liquid fuel in manifold. Live and learn. When I opened valve before I attempted any repairs I would get no flow at all. Neither air nor fuel or just fuel squirting with lever up or down. Think its fixed. Too bad the case took a little damage but it wasnt a show piece anyway. Thanks for the reply Gunhippie. This isn't rocket science!
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salukispeed
This may not be rocket science but sometimes it can be exciting like the first rocket tests..Outside away from other flammable items. Glad you got it fixed.
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Sapman
salukispeed wrote:
This may not be rocket science but sometimes it can be exciting like the first rocket tests..Outside away from other flammable items. Glad you got it fixed.

I should have been a little more prepared for fire. At least I was at my fire pit when things went sideways. I just waited until the flames died down. All part of the learning curve. 
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outlawmws
was the lever not operating right or upside down?
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Gunhippie
This is for a lantern or military stove, but the idea is the same, just that your stove has a lever to operate the fuel control--what we usually call the FA--rod:

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It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Sapman
Thanks again for the replies. I'm convinced the af rod was clogged internally not allowing air to mix with the fuel. I see from the illustration that it's a tube inside a tube therefore difficult to clean out if clogged. Fuel in the manifold from my first fire up attempts caused my fire. Just ran both if my 413's and both ran well.
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Chucker
Glad you got it running!

Welcome to the forum. 
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