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Big Jim Mac
Got my first AGM lantern as well as my first amber globe thanks to a friend who knew I collect lanterns. The 220K (1982) and Dual Fuel (2005) didn't really interest me but the burgundy AGM 2572 caught my attention. Unfortunately when I got the treasures home I discovered it has a crack in the font. Still will make a nice wall hanger. Another first for me, the modern lantern fired right up. I do have an issue with the 220. I can't get the pump to go down. It moves but there is pressure that won't let it function. Is there a check valve that is stuck? Normally I get the opposite problem with pumps where there i no pressure.  IMG_4515.jpg  IMG_7379.jpg  IMG_7425.jpg  IMG_7460.jpg 
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Tgarner01
Bummer on the AGM, would make a good Frankie project. I'd say you're correct on the 220 check valve being stuck. I've had that happen a couple times. Nice lanterns👍
Toby Garner
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Rubing
Tgarner01 wrote:
Bummer on the AGM, would make a good Frankie project. I'd say you're correct on the 220 check valve being stuck. I've had that happen a couple times. Nice lanterns👍
Or that little air tube is plugged. 
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Tgarner01
Rubing wrote:
Or that little air tube is plugged. 
that's true! Will it go down with your finger off the end of the pump?
Toby Garner
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Big Jim Mac
It will go down if I take my finger off.
Tgarner01 wrote:
that's true! Will it go down with your finger off the end of the pump?
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Tgarner01
Then the air stem should be clear. Looks like you've got a check valve stuck. If you have a check valve tool I'd remove it to free/clean it. If not you might try soaking it with carb cleaner/acetone, watch the paint
Toby Garner
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Rubing
http://www.oldtowncoleman.com/technical/xtroubleforceair.htm
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Big Jim Mac
Thanks that is exactly the information I needed.

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rob_pontius
Greg is on the right track with this one. Old fuel varnish will plug that air tube nice and tight. I've dealt with it before myself. Usually, if the check valve is stuck, it's stuck open because of gravity or the air stem being closed against it.
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Rubing
Should you find that the air inlet tube is plugged Cigar Mike at OCP sells a simple device to hydraulically remove the blockage and it works like a charm. 
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Big Jim Mac
You wouldn't have a link to that would you? Or know what to call it? I searched his site but couldn't find it.

Rubing wrote:
Should you find that the air inlet tube is plugged Cigar Mike at OCP sells a simple device to hydraulically remove the blockage and it works like a charm. 
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Tgarner01
Big Jim Mac wrote:
You wouldn't have a link to that would you? Or know what to call it? I searched his site but couldn't find it.


It's been a couple days since I had checked in on this... I'm not sure why I didn't think of the clogged air tube in the fount... Greg even pointed it out to me... What an air head😁😜
Funny thing is I just had this happen to me about a month ago and everything I did would not clear it out. I ended up going through the valve bung and bending the air tube over where I could get to it... Still could not clean it.. Had to end up getting a long small drill bit and drilling it out.. Hopefully yours will be easier. I have seen the tool Greg mentions. As a matter of fact I seen it when I was researching my ordeal... Now it seems to be gone.. At least for the time being.. wish you luck, definitely no fun.
Toby Garner
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