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peter8270
Will running carb cleaner or fuel line cleaner thru lantern help clean out build up in lantern. What about putting some in with fuel and running lantern without mantels and not lighting lantern out side? any help or ideas would greatly be appreciated thank you
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Tgarner01
Welcome to the forum. What exactly are your symptoms? Not getting fuel? Running poorly?
Toby Garner
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holliswood
Anything is possible but I wouldn’t get carb cleaner on the paint or decal. As Toby mentioned above, some more in depth details will help 👍🏻
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Chucker
Like they said, don't get it on paint but yes, I used carb spray or injector cleaner or straight acetone sometimes in my lanterns. Physical cleaning is usually best but mechanic in a can has it's benefits too. 
Chuck
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zoomkat
"Will running carb cleaner or fuel line cleaner thru lantern help clean out build up in lantern."

Where is the "build up" and what type is it?
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Gasman64
If your lantern has a fuel/air tube problem, cleaning only with carb cleaner may not help.  It is best to remove the fuel/air tube, clean the rod inside with steel wool, perhaps stretch the spring a bit, and then ream out the bottom hole of the tube with a toothpick.
However, I'm not quite sure exactly what your problems are with the lantern.
Steve
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Rustytank
Running a lantern without mantles van be done but you need to preheat the generator for best results, and only run it for a few seconds to make sure things are functioning properly. Running it longer can do a lot of damage to your lantern especially if you have one made since the 80's with plastic parts in the valve.
Have you cleaned or changed your generator?
What model lantern do you have and what are your specific symptoms?
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peter8270
I have a 220f made in 1970 it sat for a long time when I tried to run it would not lite so I changed and put in a new generator and pulled the fuel air tube and ran a brush thru and blew out with compressed air, I could get lantern to lite but It would not stay lite when I shuffled side to side it would stay on for a few seconds then dim and try to shut off so as long as I shuffled mantels would stay on I had a couple of holes in mantels so I took both mantels off, thats where I'm at at this point. I sprayed some carb cleaner in the tank and tried running again without mantels it holds air pressure and air comes out when I open valve after a couple seconds it starts to gurgle and fuel comes out, then it stops gurgling I shuffle lantern and it starts gurgling again for a short time I also keep turning clean out lever and sometimes it keeps gurgling but most of the time it doesn't help. I also emptied tank and checked for rust and put magnet in tank it came out super clean. so I put fresh fuel in tank with some carb cleaner and tried running again without mantels again still the same problem any help would greatly be appreciated Thank you Pete
peter kosmet
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Tgarner01
Try giving the generator a pre heat then open the valve all the way... 
Toby Garner
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zoomkat
"and pulled the fuel air tube and ran a brush thru and blew out with compressed air,"

A common reassembly error is to put the fuel rod spring on top of the fuel rod collar instead of underneath the fuel rod collar. This would cause the lantern to lose pressure fairly quickly. 
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Rustytank
Check the reassembly like zoomkat said. If it's assembled correctly pull the rod out and scrub it down with a scotchbrite pad. Then take a propane torch and heat the fuel/air tube red hot like you do a generator when you clean it. Quench it and repeat several times then blow it out with carb cleaner.
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peter8270
I would like to thank all who took time to help me with my problem I tried all of there ideas and put new mantels and fresh fuel and tried again to lite. it does run better now but still likes to dim looks like I have to bite the bullet and do a complete teardown and cleaning something I was trying to avoid. Thanks again for all the help it was greatly appreciated.     Pete
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Chucker
Hey Pete, If it "like's to dim" I wonder if you are opening the valve all the way or rotating the pricker lever multiple times when it dims?
Chuck
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zoomkat
You might check the pricker wire on the tip of the generator pricker rod. If you somehow bent or broke it, then the generator orifice will probably quickly clog resulting in lower output. When you turn the cleaning lever around and around, the lantern should dim and brighten if it is operating properly.   
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zialantern
I along with others have had great success with Seafoam. If the innards of the fount are varnished green gunk
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