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When i put propane cylinder in to system propane leaks inside around ignighter what could it be

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It's likley to be the rubber seal on regulator itself, the leak will be apparent as you screw the cannister into position. Coleman recommend returning the system to one of there authorised outlets for repairs. I have not seen parts for the regulator component sold seperately for DIY fitting.

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