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Fumes i bought this dk22 used and it puts off very bad odor my garage stunk for a week?

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  • odnrck1 Nov 21, 2008

    my heater is putting off bad fumes?

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Generally a kerosene heater will put out a strong smell for a few minutes after it is first lit, and for a few minutes after you put it out. Generally, it will be much stronger after it's extinguished. I usually extinguish mine and immediately set it out on the concrete porch to keep the smell out of the house.

Opening a window for a few minutes right after lighting the heater will help with the fumes at startup.

If your heater is constantly putting off fumes, even after burning for a little while, then it may be time to burn the wick dry. This should be done every few months anyway as general maintenance.

First, siphon all the fuel from the tank. You will need to disassemble the heater and gain access to the top of the wick. Raise the wick to it's highest point and use your fingers or a flat nosed pair of pliers to break up the hard black tar coating on the top of the wick. The smaller you can break the coating, the faster it will burn off. Once thats done, reassemble your heater, raise the wick to it's highest point and light it. It will probably burn for an hour or two because it will first burn all of the fuel soaked up in your wick, but then it will burn off the tar. Finally, it will go out.

After this, you should be ok, to refill your heater and relight as normal.

If you find when you disassemble it that the wick has a hard tar ring down inside, you may have a hard time breaking that up and cleaning it. It is possible... But I would probably just replace the wick.

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