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Only half of the wicks burns/ flame varies in height/ smokes !

Looks like only the back side of the wick burns. I can't seem to adjust the flame height It's either too high or almost goes out, and when the flame is high enough to heat, it smokes like CRAZY !! Would appreciate ANY help. The heater has been used 1 season and has very few hours on it.

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Sounds like you have a wick that has burnt unevenly in the past and now there is not a good setting for an optimum burn. Either the wick needs to be trimmed even or you need a new wick.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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