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My coleman dual fuel lantern wont let me pressure the fuel up with the plunger

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Remove the plunger and oil the leather diaphram with light oil similar to 3 in 1 oil, and expand the diaphram until it is no longer stiff and contracted. If you do not know how to remove the plunger let me know.

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My coleman powerhouse dual fuel lantern brightens and dims continuously. could this be the generator acting up?


Hi bradley m925...
Try using the cleaner for the generator, it is a twist type crank, make a few turns on it if you have it.
If not then your right, replace the generator as it is faulty.
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Sep 21, 2011 | Coleman Cable Coleman Twomantle Dual Fuel...

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I have a dual fuel, two mantles, coleman lantern. I have changed the mantles several times and they keep getting holes almost every time i light the lantern.


Make sure that the vapourised fuel is coming through the mantle before lighting up. You should hear a hissing sound when the flame adjusting lever is turned to high. If not it is possible that the generator is clogged up and that vapourised fuel is not getting through to the mantle. So when you light up you are essentially just burning the mantle. If the generator is knackered it will need to be replaced. One way to check it to remove the generator, primed the tank and turn the valve on. If fuel spurts out when the generator is removed (DON'T LIGHT IT U)P THOUGH) but there is no hissing sound when the generator is intact then it is a sure sign that the generator is clogged up. In the UK a replacement generator should set you back £10-15. Hope this helps, Bandit

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I cant get any petrol to pump into the mantles


If the petrol doesn't come through first check that you have enough in the tank. If the tank is not full enough it won't come through. If it still fails to come through it's likely that the generator is blocked. This is the tube which the mantle sits on and it has a very narrow opening to force the petrol to convert to vapour when it's warm. Try heating it for a while and it may clear it. Otherwise you'll need to buy a new generator.

Note: while the dual fuel lanterns can burn petrol you should be aware that it gives off poisonous fumes, like cars did before they had catalytic converters. The lantern should not be used indoors with petrol. They are safe with coleman fuel. If you live in the USA, Coleman fuel is cheap but if you're in Europe it's much too expensive. Rather than buying a new generator, if you live in Europe, you could buy a parafin burning lantern like the Petromax 500 available from http://www.pelam.de/index.php?cPath=28_31&language=en&gclid=CIOe46DQnqYCFQkf4QodQxz2Zg
and other sites, or you can pick up second hand Optimus lanterns on Ebay. Both burn parafin, though they need to be primed, and provide at least as much light as the Coleman.

Jan 03, 2011 | Coleman Northstar Dual Fuel Lantern

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Acts like a check valve is stuck open below the plunger assembly. It lets all the pressure out while im trying to pump it up..is this something i can fix? the lantern is relatively new.


It sounds like you are correct. While I don't know much about the new lanterns I have worked a lot on older ones. My first suggestion is the easiest. Try putting some 3 in 1 oil on it. First relieve any pressure in the tank- open the valve then slowly loosen the fill cap- watch out as it will likely spill fuel so do this outside Remove the plunger, there is a black plastic piece that holds it in it will come of either by a push and twist, or by removing a little metal bail across it. (you remove the metal bail (small wire loop) by gently pulling it outward with a small pliers.) then the plunger should come right out look into the hole and you will see a check valve at the bottom, try a bit of oil or wd40 on this, let it sit for a while, it may just be rusted open, and will take some time for the oil to work. Make sure it is working well before you light the lantern. you Do Not want this to fail when the lantern is going. Do this outside and away from any flames. Pump it up and see if it can hold pressure overnight

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My northstar lantern lites then goes out within 20 to30 seconds. Is it the generator? and if so what # generator do I need? The lantern is about 8 years old and used once or twice a year.


If the problem is that it loses pressure quickly (that is, you have to pump it up again and then it will light briefly), the problem is most likely the cap. It has a rubber gasket underneath that has probably dried out and isn't giving you a good seal. These caps are common replacement items, all the same size, available at Walmart, Kmart, etc. Another likely culprit is old fuel. Many years ago (like 30) the fuel lasted nearly forever. But sometime since then, the fuel has been reformulated making it work better in the short term, but having a limited shelf-life. If your fuel is more than a year or two old, try some new fuel.

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Coleman lantern doesn't appear to be pressurisig when priming with the pump as a result it doesn't light. I have checked for blockages and there doesn't appear to be any. Any thoughts


After verifying enough fuel in the tank, if you have turned the pump plunger handle counter clockwise 1/2 turn or so and cover the hole in the pliunger with your thumb while pushing it in, lift thumb off the hole while pulling it out and the pump is not building pressure, you can apply a few drop of oil to the plunger oil hole. If it still won't build pressure, Loosen the tank fill cap slowly to release any pressure that may be built up and turn the pump retaining ring to the left and remove the pump unit. Inspect the plunger cup for deterioration or cracks. replace partsasnecessary. Should be available where lanterns are sold.

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I require a manual for a Duel Fuel lanterm Powerhouse


This manual is a poor quality but hopefully it helps! Interestingly enough, the U.S. Coleman website does not post this manual but the Australian site does:

Coleman Powerhouse Dual Fuel / 2-Mantle Lantern Model 295A700 Manual:

http://www.colemanaustralia.com.au/SiteFiles/colemanaustraliacomau/manuals/dual%20fuel%20lanterns.pdf

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