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I have a coleman 228e gas latern that seems to be loosing pressure and the light dims quickly. i can't find schematics to rebuild it

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First thing,maybee you have a smal hole in the burning pocket (if so change the pockets). if not, you migth loose pressure because the o rings of the pump are dryed out. you need to open the pump,lubricate it and replace it. to open the pump, there is a little metal handle to this pump, slowly open it by pulling one side out and the other side of it after. then you should have to unscrew the entire pump out of the gas canister, lubricate everything that is made out of rubber whit vaseline and rescrew it back in the same order you've found it. if this does'nt work, you need to clean the entire conduct system of your lantern, you can do that whit naphta, just soak it in for 2 or 3 hour (do that outside for safety, really) and let it dry, then try again, if its not working, you migth have to clean it manually

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