200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
RustyG
My friend just gave a Northstar 2500 lantern. It looks completely new except the igniter behind the black on/off dial appears to have gotten hit and looks melted. I'd like to get this up and running but need some assistance in figuring out how to remove the darn thing. Anyone familiar with this lantern please help. I've looked on Old Coleman Lantern Parts, but there was no replacement parts for that igniter. Thanks!
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zoomkat
Maybe a picture of the issue you are having will help figuring out what needs to be done.
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RustyG
Went ahead and disassembled it after downloading a diagram. The year of my lantern was 01 of 02. I managed to remove the Iigniter assembly (part #10) and contacted Coleman and found that it's completely out of production. The agent offered me a 25% discount on any other new lantern, thanks but not interested since the lantern was given to me. I checked my other forums but nothing's there, in order to get it back to custom condition, I need that particular part. Just thinking that I could still use the lantern by lighting it with a match or using the aftermarket little igniter that screws onto the base. Seems like on every one of my stoves or lanterns, there's always some glitch to deal with. Oh well, keeps me busy on a hot California afternoon I suppose. Thanks for your response though, really appreciate it.🙂
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JeepJeepster
So they said they aren't making the northstar anymore?? 
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Chevyboy89
So they said they aren't making the northstar anymore?? 


I believe he means the igniter assembly is out of production. I just ordered a Northstar today with no issues.
Zach
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Newfie
That ignitor uses AA batteries I think. It probably had a battery leak.

I don't actually depend on the ignitor for my North Star. I take off the globe and light it with a match or bbq lighter. 
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zoomkat
I wonder if the piezo lighter on the Coleman propane lanterns could be adapted to the current Coleman gas lanterns? I haven't ever looked under the collar of my propane lantern to see what's there.
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Jimmy_c
Just purchased a Nothstar 2500 Propane yesterday it appears that the igniter uses no battery, on mine. very convenient I must say and is 100 watt light bulb bright.jim
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RustyG
Could be that you’re tight about the igniter being out if assembly, but it seems to work like a bbq igniter with the clicker on the on/off dial. Anyway, the things broken and its not a big deal, a bbq lighter or match will work just fine
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JeepJeepster
Just for clarification, the 2500 appears to be the propane model which does not use batteries like the GPA version does. Not sure how it became melted. 

Maybe coleman meant they quit making it for that specific model... Maybe an ignitor for another propane lantern would fit. 
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74HARLEY
I just use a BBQ lighter or mine. No worries.
Joe
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RustyG
When I called Coleman, I told them the year of mfg. and that it was a 2500A. There was no ignition batteries or a red button on the side as shown in some of the YouTube articles. This igniter slips into the regulator assembly. I took a couple photos. One shows  the part that needs replacing and the second shows the bad part, notice the melted area on it. Sorry it wont let me upload the pics, 
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mikew
I think this is the type RustyG is referring to.  The piezo ignitor is operated by the valve knob internally.

NS propane.jpg 
Mike
"... at evening time, it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7

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RustyG
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RustyG
Well how about that, got the image thing figured out. Mike, here's what the igniter looks like and the large part is the part rpthat was melted a little. As you can see, there's the ceramic electrode that Sparks.in the diagram, it's part #10.
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mikew
Is it possible to repair yours?  Maybe with some JB Weld?  
Mike
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bluepen61
Er, so as you turn the knob on, it snaps the sparker and lights the lantern? If so I have a different model that does the same thing. Hmm, if so that would seem to be a logical part to keep in stock.
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Bernz Appreciation Club #007
I collect the Coleman 290 series
and the usual unusual ones.
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mikew
bluepen61 wrote:
Er, so as you turn the knob on, it snaps the sparker and lights the lantern? If so I have a different model that does the same thing. Hmm, if so that would seem to be a logical part to keep in stock.

Correct.  Just turning the valve wheel releases the fuel first, then turning a little further clicks the ignitor.  Mine requires me to turn the valve on and off a few times to get the lantern to light.  Personally I don't like it.   By the time it lights usually, there is enough propane around the mantle to cause a "whump" when it lights off.
Mike
"... at evening time, it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7

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RustyG
Yeah Blue, that's not good. I'll just use a BBQ lighter, it's not something that I really use, I just like getting stuff back to the way it was when it was new. This lantern was given to me by a buddy that found it while cleaning out his dad's garage after he passed away, it was actually in new shape and after the igniter screwed up, his dad just put it on a shelf. It's a good winter project, sooner or later I'll come across the right igniter, until then, I keep busy brewing stout beer, fishing, etc.
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RustyG
MikeW, 
I put my lantern onto a propane bottle and it lit right up, unfortunately I found I couldn't  turn it back off and saw that the rubber ring at the threads as shown in MikeW's picture was broken and I'm thinking that as long as propane was leaking that's why I couldn't shut it down. The flames weren't around the mantle but around the base of the generator. I checked my diagram and didn't see the rubber gasket. Does any know the name, if it has one so I can order another one? Thanks guys, When it was running, it was really bright except for this new glitch, it seems fine.
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mikew
RustyG wrote:
MikeW, 
I put my lantern onto a propane bottle and it lit right up, unfortunately I found I couldn't  turn it back off and saw that the rubber ring at the threads as shown in MikeW's picture was broken and I'm thinking that as long as propane was leaking that's why I couldn't shut it down. The flames weren't around the mantle but around the base of the generator. I checked my diagram and didn't see the rubber gasket. Does any know the name, if it has one so I can order another one? Thanks guys, When it was running, it was really bright except for this new glitch, it seems fine.

Check the measurements on the yours and see if maybe this one would work:
http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=2086&cat=22&page=1
Mike
"... at evening time, it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7

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campinut
Try inverting lantern while turning knob. Seems to light faster..campinut..
Like a moth at night, I am attracted to the light!..7/7/1964...Russ, from Missouri..
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