200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

I am in the process of restoring a beautiful 1954 200A passed down to me by my father and made in the year I was born.  I thought I was doing everything correctly though upon testing, fuel is being released from the new generator when the burner valve is fully closed.  It also leaks at the base of the u-tube.
I did not use any sealant on the ventura as some have suggested, but I believe it was assembled correctly and tightened sufficiently.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I'm not sure what to do next.
thanks, Randy

25 502s
Beautiful lantern!!  I don’t think I can help much but someone who knows what they’re doing will come along. So while it under pressure and the valve closed it’s leaking at the generator tip?  I don’t think the fact that it’s leaking at the u-tube is a problem. The leaking raw fuel has to go somewhere so it’s just running and  leaking wherever it can. I’m guessing you may need a new valve but better let the experts chime in. 
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Maybe the valve packing is no good and the needle isn’t seating properly? Did you happen to pull the pick up tube and clean it? Don’t worry the experts will set you right .
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If fuel is getting up to the generator when the valve is closed, I can think of two possible causes. Debris in the valve is not allowing it to close completely, or the tip of the the valve and/or the valve seat are gouged from over-tightening. Break out a 1/2 inch wrench and unscrew the valve to check things out.
Jim Brizzolara
the fuel valve is not seating. Either there is a groove worn in the point or something is blocking it.
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Kansas John
I had a similar problem once with a 530 stove. 2 things were wrong.  The needle on the valve stem was deformed slightly, like everyone has said.  The other problem was I put the fuel pick up back on before I put the valve stem back in and the fuel metering rod was blocking the valve stem from completely closing.

The u-tube leak is fairly common and can be fixed with “muffler mender” or aluminum foil.  Or, sometimes just by tightening up the burner tube a little more.  
John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

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