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bow103hunter1
I have a 1952 Mil spec Coleman lantern.  I could not get it to light so I ordered a new generator.  Now, there is no gas flow whatsoever with the new generator.  Is there something I need to do to get gas flow?  I try blowing through the generator, but I cannot even get air flow through it.  Am I doing something wrong?  Seems pretty straight forward.  I am following the directions that are on the sticker that is on the tank.  Lantern is in real good condition, but I'll be damned if I can get it lit.  Any help is greatly appreciated!
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hikerduane
Sounds like the genny(generator)  is plugged.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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mudbox
Probably goes without saying, but did you remove the plug at both ends before you installed the new generator?  
-Jason
Milspec Ops #1978
275 Syndicate #228
Quicklite Crew #49
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Chucker
What Duane says.

When the aluminum gen's sit for years they tend to corrode over at the orifice. Use the pricker that came with the lantern, removed the gen tip, poke from the inside out, replace and fire it up. Usually works.

And welcome to the forum from S. Michigan!
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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bow103hunter1
I do not have a pricker.  The only thing that was in the lantern was an extra gasket, a flare nut, and two wrenches.  The no gas flow was with the "new" Generator.
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bow103hunter1
Also, yes, I have removed the plugs at both ends of the generator...geez..lol
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Chucker
Okay, well the pricker from a Coleman 200a lantern or similar in size lantern should work as well.

"New" milspec gens are susceptible to the corrosion as well as the used ones. The air intakes come from the factory with one plugged. Most can run with one tube plugged just fine.

I don't suppose it's hurting it to have both unplugged, it's just unnecessary in most milspecs until they overflame and burn too rich. Even then it probably just needs a new gen to fix that issue. I haven't had to unplug both air tubes on any of my milspecs to get them running. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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hikerduane
Can still get carbon in genny from disturbing parts.  Don't use a straight pin or anything too large to clear tip.  Suck, try hot vinegar at tip to maybe dissolve clog.  Strand of DC wiring maybe to clear tip, although that is still too large.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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mnhogrider
When you crack open the valve with the generator off do you get fuel out of the fitting on top? If you do, unscrew the gas tip from the generator, install the generator with the hook end out of the hole in the mixing chamber. Pump up the fount good and open the valve. It might take 15-30 seconds but you should eventually get fuel out of the end of the generator. Let it flush out until it’s clear. Install the gas tip. Don’t over tighten it as your dealing with fine aluminum threads. Open the valve again. You should get a good spray out of the tip. I use a baby food jar to catch the fuel. After it’s all flushed out re install the generator and light it up.
Steve
ICCC Member #1396 
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #017
Mack, Cat and Cadillac.
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GCinSC
Above by Steve, good place to start. 

If no fuel out of valve, w/o gen attached that the next lesson. Valve assy  fuel pick up R&R and cleaning.
Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0154
Mil-SpecOps #0308
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