Question about Corona 23-DK Compact Heater
How do I change the wick
You must be very careful and follow the instructions exactly on these wicks. The pins must be inserted into the holes on the wick holder. It is also easy to install the wick holder upside down. Look for a small up arrow on the side.
You must soak your wick for at least 30 minutes, preferably 1 hour. I know it's tempting to light it right away, especially when you are freezing, but you must wait. Wicks work by using capillary action. The fuel must have time to soak in properly.
All wicks are NOT created equal. Buy good ones, under no circumstances should you buy the ones that Walmart sells. They **** and you will be changing it in a day or two. Home depot sells a decent one, but for the really good ones visit Miles Stair wick shop. He also has some good info to deal with condensation and moisture problems.
Also note these heaters will not work if they are dirty. They must be absolutely clean of all dirt and debris, every single part. Especially the parts that come in contact with the wick.
Regular maintenance, good wicks and good fuel will keep these heaters working.
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
What u need to do is shove it up ur ***
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
How do i change a wick on a corona kerosene heater. model 23dk
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
Now that I've seen just about everything for my DK 23's new wick problem, after five straight years of no problem, I believe scorpio had it right: it's the kerosene, and it's about condensation. No wick will light if there's water in the kerosene. I saw the water in the bottom of my tank. How did it get there?
Doesn't matter. See scorpio's suggestion about using wick cleaner to get rid of the condensation before you go blowing your mind over wick after wick that won't light.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
Sounds like a wick problem. If you search kerosene heater on ask.com there are a couple of links with wick replacement instructions. One thing they don't tell you is that you have to be carefull to leave enough slack between the adjustable part of the wick holder and the stationary part. It's a little tricky but be patient. Be sure you work on an empty heater to ease the frustration.
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
Do yourself a favor and check out the Wick Shop at milesstair.com.
Lots of great info on Kerosene Heaters.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
Corona parts and manual are available from..Corona Parts USA, 65 Pershing avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3908...phone (201)493-9091...
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
I have a kerosene heater that is being lite for the first time this year, and it has a heavy black smoke. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. How often do change the wick?
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
I have a Dyna Glo heater with a pined wick. I have disassembled the unit, cleaned the tank replaced the wick, but on testing the wick movement before complete reassembly..it will not budge when I turn the knob. It moves freely until I put it on the tube. I have tried several times with no change. I am certain it has to do with the pins but not sure what.
Posted on Jan 20, 2008
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