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I have a coleman gas lantern model 290-410T. I need a new generator for it and I purchased a model 290-5891 generator but it is to long. That's the only one that I can find with the 290 number. Please help.

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Coleman generators are junk and are not broken in at all from the factory. The most likely problem is that your brushes are not making a good contact or they are worn down completely. The cause is that the slip rings on a Coleman are very rough. As long as your engine is run at 60-62 hz steady there is nothing else that will cause you this problem period! Unless when the wires where stuffed in the generator end" from the factory" they where stretched to tight and have come loose and/or rubbed again the rotor. I have seem this problem very few times, but it is a Colem quality. Don't go replacing the diodes and the capacitor. If a diode goes out it goes out. If a cap goes out it goes out. If either one goes out you have no output, very simple.

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Hi, First remove the knurl nut on the top. Remove the top and then the glass globe. There are several types of mantels most of which tie with a string that is part of the mantel top. The newer ones have a wire clip in place of the string. Which ever type you had on before you need to remove the old pieces completely. Since the mantles burn to an ash they will disintegrate when touched but if it had the metal clip you need to remove it. Tie or clip the new mantle over the lip on the output orifice being careful with the screen underneath. Replace the glass globe and top, put the nut back on finger tight. Remember that the mantel turns into ash when it burns for the first time so keep the gas low to start it till the mantle forms properly ( in the first minute) Good Luck, this should Fixya!

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SOURCE: hi i have found a coleman lamp in the loft in good

The leathers have dried out, the new replacements don't always fit the older lamps, you can buy the parts at Walmart, easily replaced, but getting the new parts to seat right takes a while, be patient, it'll get going after a couple blisters. Check the mantles while you are at it and pick up a couple of them, you'll need them. And some fresh gas.

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Most hardware stores and sporting goods stores carry Coleman or other brands of white gas.

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