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SJ
00C05AA0-4425-447A-B5D6-357D65FA5A8D.jpeg  Hi Folks, hoping someone can help here. Hubby and I took our Coleman apart, it was leaking into the stove pretty badly. We cleaned all of the parts, with the exception of the valve which we couldn’t get off because it’s on too tight and no vise to hold it.  We seem to still begetting pretty excessive gas in the burner (see pic) also we have a very yellow gram that doesn’t really get to blue.  Any suggestions on what to look at and fix?
SJ
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Sam McCord
If you're using kerosene for fuel this doesn't surprise me. That stove is designed to Coleman fuel (aka camp fuel, white gas).
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Well, it’s really made for Coleman fuel/ white gas. If you use kerosene you have to preheat the generator, meaning putting denatures alcohol (I just use white gas) in the bowl shaped thing where the flames come out (Sorry I don’t know the terminology) and lighting it, waiting a minute or so while the denatured alcohol or white gas burns, then light it as normal. However, ignore everything I said if you switch it to white gas.
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gotac65
You wrote in your post Kerosene, was that a typo, if not that particular stove uses Coleman fuel or Crown fuel from Academy or your local sporting goods store. Looks like you did a fine job cleaning it.
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SJ
I don’t think so? Here’s a picture of the fuel we use. The can was what we were using but we forgot it when camping this summer so bought the blue bottle. Are they the wrong fuel? 6797F6EB-AC36-49B8-8D53-E19CA4406DEE.jpeg  AE4AA4AA-C884-4F3E-BC20-1AAAEA728CE8.jpeg
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Leviticus Tomethreus
The blue bottle is kerosene. Wrong fuel. You want to use the stuff in the red/silver can. Also don’t forget to have the lever on the valve assembly up when lighting. Also, let the fuel in the burner dry up before trying to light again.
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REJ2
The blue bottle is kerosene. Wrong fuel. You want to use the stuff in the red/silver can. Also don’t forget to have the lever on the valve assembly up when lighting. Also, let the fuel in the burner dry up before trying to light again.


Pour the fuel out of the burner, summer will be long over before kerosene evaporates, (dries up). 
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I agree @REJ2
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for nothin’,if they did call me that.

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10/25, and 8/07

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Chucker
Yes, pour any excess fuel or kerosene out of the burners and tank. Wipe out with a paper towel any kero you can see as in your burner photo. 

Coleman camp fuel as in the can you show or this, which is available at most Walmartts:

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SJ
Thank you everyone! I’m sure we wouldn’t have figured that out! Very much appreciate the help!
SJ
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Leviticus Tomethreus
They work on kero
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

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”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Pancholoco1911
They work on kero

no, they don’t. If they get a proper generator for kero they will but these were designed to run on white gas (Coleman fuel, camping fuel)
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Well I’ve tried kero with the normal gen and it worked fine.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

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10/25, and 8/07

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”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Deanofid
It is simply not designed to burn kerosene properly.  The design of this stove was engineered to use naphtha/white gas type of fuel.  It's as simple as that.
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Gasman64
[welcome], Sarah, from Pennsylvania! I hope you are able to get your stove working soon.
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Tigerfans2
Wow....

545÷20=27.25
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Smudge
Greetings and welcome. As others have stated, once you drain the kerosene form the tank and fill it with Coleman fuel/white gas, it should run perfectly. Here's how I start mine.
1) turn the lever on the valve so it's facing up. Be sure the aux burner is off.
2) check so fuel cap is tight, check so fuel valve is off(CW), and pump the tank until you feel it become harder to pump.
  Note: after the tank is pressurized, check to be sure there's no fuel leaks on or under the tank.
3) Hold a lighter or match by the main burner
4) open the valve all the way (CCW) and it should fire up
5) Continue pumping as needed during the starting sequence. During this time, you're basically running on fumes. 
6) After about 30 to 60 seconds, turn the lever to the down position.
7) pump it up as needed till you have a good roaring flame. Turn the pump knob tight, clockwise, to close the pump valve.
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REJ2
Tigerfans2 wrote:
Wow....

545÷20=27.25


He's hooked! 
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SJ
Hi Everyone!  We went out and made sure we had a new container of the Coleman gas, it burned as we used to get it to burn so definitely was a wrong gas for sure!  One additional question, since cleaning the barrel it seems to have a very slow leak. Any suggestions on how to fix this?40C39313-D9BD-449D-888B-58F5D9B58451.jpeg 
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Chucker
Yes, get the appropriate sized wrench and loosen it a half turn or so then snug it up tight! 

HOWEVER, if it is leaking just sitting there with the tank pressurized you may have valve issues. 

If it continues to leak stop on back and inquire again as there are a few with tried and true fixes (mostly). 
Chuck
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SJ
Hi @Chucker - it seems to still be leaking, see picture you can see flame coming from the end of the valve when burning. It didn’t do that before we loosened and then tightened the end of the valve.  Any ideas?  Also the burner when burning seems to throw off some “sparks” maybe not a big deal but wondering if that’s related to the leak or something else? 4132D76C-C828-4D6E-8838-D992D8E3575B.jpeg  CAC53F5F-A9BE-4337-994D-11259C384900.jpeg 
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gwillmot
The blue bottle is kerosene. Wrong fuel.


They work on kero


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Chucker
It's looking more an more that you may be leaking because of the valve. After years of use they can do this. 

You can test by removing the generator and tank from the stove, remove the generator tube, make sure the tank is pressurized, observe if fuel is coming from the valve area where the gen tube was threaded in. Have a small bowl to catch fuel then open/close valve a few times, then closed. Some fuel will come out but once you close it, none should be dripping. 

Worse case scenario you may be looking at a new fuel valve that threads into the tank. Out host Oldcolemanparts.com often has them. 

Best case is - you may only need some copper anti-seize on the threads of the gen tip/nut. 
Chuck
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Smudge

Looks like the leak is on the generator tip. If you unscrew the tip(at the end of the generator tube) enough to expose most of the threads, you could apply copper or nickel anti seize lubricant on the threads. Then re-tighten the tip. Other types of thread sealer won't hold up to the high heat. 
Wait for Chucker and others to comment and see if they concur with my suggestion.
Edit: I see Chucker already commented as I was typing!

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Chucker
As usual Karen @Smudge, you are spot on - nickel or copper anti-seize will do the trick if it is only the tip. 
Chuck
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BSAGuy
SJ - 

Just an FYI.  In the USA (I don't know about other countries), red containers are for the more volatile flammable liquids, most notably gasoline of all flavors.  Blue is for kero.  If you go to Walmart or a farm supply store, look at the selection of gallon, etc. secondary fuel containers,  You will see red ones, blue ones, yellow ones (diesel), and green ones (oil).  That is to make it easy to know what type of fuel in in the container, assuming that the person who fills the container fills it correctly.

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shaune509
Not to hijack the thread but, All my fuel cans are OD green, always make sure proper fuel is used by look and smell before use. The color std you refer to is not mandated by any law/regulation that I've ever seen only an industry [can mfg] change that is less then 30 years old. As I remember all portable fuel cans up till the mid 80's sold were red or orange. The only thing you needed to avoid was galvanized cans and diesel kero leaching. If any one can correct me by posting the FEDERAL REG# [ie EPA, US-DOT] for color coding I will then except the fact. The claim of a color std assuming color over language for international safety would then apply to 5gal pails of kero, oil, paint solvents but they are blue, black, white, yellow etc. as used by the selling company. Sorry I just would like to see supporting fact for some thing that has been bugging me for some time.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@gwillmot I mean it’s not made for kero, but it works on kero.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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gwillmot
@gwillmot I mean it’s not made for kero, but it works on kero.
 
Do your really listen to anything that more experienced members explain to you?
Reread this post and list all the times that others (with well more experience than you or I .... combined) stated it will not run (as in long term/efficiently/effectively/as designed) running on kero.  If you're not into that ..... then just ask yourself why the original poster came to ask questions about his malfunctioning stove while inadvertently running on kero?
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Yes it’s not efficient or recommended, BUT, it works. Not saying that is an intended fuel source.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Chucker
shaune509 wrote:
Not to hijack the thread but, All my fuel cans are OD green, always make sure proper fuel is used by look and smell before use. The color std you refer to is not mandated by any law/regulation that I've ever seen only an industry [can mfg] change that is less then 30 years old. As I remember all portable fuel cans up till the mid 80's sold were red or orange. The only thing you needed to avoid was galvanized cans and diesel kero leaching. If any one can correct me by posting the FEDERAL REG# [ie EPA, US-DOT] for color coding I will then except the fact. The claim of a color std assuming color over language for international safety would then apply to 5gal pails of kero, oil, paint solvents but they are blue, black, white, yellow etc. as used by the selling company. Sorry I just would like to see supporting fact for some thing that has been bugging me for some time.
Shaune509



Pretty sure she realizes by now (see previous multiple posts) CF and kero are sold in different color cans/containers ya'll. 
Chuck
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shaune509
Chucker, My reply was to the post by BSAGUY, not the OP's inadvertent use of kero in an white gas stove.
Sorry for any confusion in my post, just my wanting a true reference [ie law] for the statement of the use of colors for fuel cans.
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SJ
I am really enjoying the banter and discussion on this thread!  Thanks everyone for comments/feedback/discussion.  We haven't had a chance to try out the solutions offered, so I will come back when we have a chance to do that, probably this weekend.  Thanks everyone!
SJ
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