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Wick trouble can the wick be adjusted, it does not burn very good anymore?

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  • tbirdmike Jan 11, 2009

    I also have a Corona 23-DK, followed the directions for cleaning the wick, the flame seems to be at a real low setting when the knob is on high and when you turn the knob to low, the flame is barely visible. The kerosene is red and clear. Cleaning it made no difference. Do I need to replace the wick? Do I have to use a Corona brand?
    Thanks.

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Yes,
the wick is held onto the moving mantle with pointed pins protruding from mantle. remove the mantle assembly and remove wick. then, if wick looks charred black on top, clean top of wick by trimming evenly all around with very sharp scissors; otherwise, use stiff brush... then assemble wick to a location that will be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch higher than when removed. may as well flush out kero tank before final assembly.

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