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Black smoke I have a kerosine heater. I stored it for the spring and just started it up 2 weeks ago . I put a new wick in and it worked great. It started smoking real bad. It is a dark black smoke. I can`t figure it out. The only thing I can think of is the fragrant that I put in , It is possible I used to much,

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    David olmsted May 11, 2010

    what type of fragrance did you put in it?



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If you did put too much in it most fragances are oil based that could cause it to do that empty it out completely add fresh kerosene and see if that fixes it

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