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Change the wick

How do I change the wick

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  • KETWET Nov 07, 2007

    I have a dyna glo kerosene heater and the fire wont stay lit. After about a minute it goes out. Do I need to change the wick. If so how do I do it?

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    how do you change the wick of a corona 23-DK kerosene heater?

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    HOW TO CHANGE WICK

  • eridon Oct 09, 2008

    I have a Corona DK 23 kerosene heater. I changed the wick; it is perfectly smooth and goes up and down fine, but it is too low for the coil to light it.
    I disassembled the heater, down to the wick assembly to see if I did anything wrong when I inserted it. But it doesn't seem like I did.  There must be some kind of way to adjust this but I can't find it. If there is an adjustment screw, I don't know where it is.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    how do i change the wick

  • dawgfan23 Nov 20, 2008

    I put in a new wick and it seemed to work fine for a few hours but now its not burning evenly and almost not at all.

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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

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What u need to do is shove it up ur ***

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How do i change a wick on a corona kerosene heater. model 23dk

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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.

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  • eridon Nov 20, 2008

    I took my DK 23 to a professional shop, and even there, we went through three wicks. Finally it was working perfectly. But as soon as I had to refill the tank, back to same old same old.  It's condenation because there was water in the kerosene tank at the gas station across the street. 


    Just when I thought I will have to forget this heater, scorpio had a solution for getting rid of the condensation. See his comment about cleaner from the hardware store to eliminate condensation. You can clean the wick "as is," and you can put the cleaner in the tank, mix it with the kerosene. Try it before you go nuts with everything else, because if you have condensation, nothing will work.

  • eridon Nov 20, 2008

    When you buy a wick, there will be directions in the package. If you haven't done it before, you might want to spend the extra money and buy the wick at a place where they will put it in for you. They will charge extra for this service, but it's worth it. After you get the wick, be sure and buy kerosene that you can trust. It has to be clear, and it has to be free of water or the wick will not work. If this happens, you can read what to do about condensation on this website.

  • eridon Nov 20, 2008

    Sadly, once the wick is saturated with kerosene it's too late for the pins. They will never again stick to the fabric. The pins will only stick to a dry wick.

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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.

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Do yourself a favor and check out the Wick Shop at milesstair.com.
Lots of great info on Kerosene Heaters.

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Corona parts and manual are available from..Corona Parts USA, 65 Pershing avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3908...phone (201)493-9091...

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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?

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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.

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