20 Most Recent Coleman Retro Rechargeable Battery Powered Lantern Family Size Questions & Answers

I just bought a retro rechargeable sealed battery,recently. I charged it for 18 hours,the lights all worked,but I don't remember the green light comming on.i put the lantern away for 3 months or so.i decided to check the the battery light out first week of june, the light was there,then I said let me charge it up again, I never seen any green light come on showing it was fully charged. I took the battery out and checked the wires to see if there was a break. None that I could tell. After you take the battery out ,there is another section square that covers where the bulb is located,but I didn't touch that part yet. Stuck" on this one. Help"

Coleman Retro... | Answered on Dec 01, 2016

I think the switch can be replaced. Here on amazon you can purchase parts: Amazon com Coleman retro parts I hope this helped. Cheers

Coleman Retro... | Answered on Apr 28, 2016

will the main light come on when plugged in? it might just need a new bulb. if so it might be a dead battery

Coleman Retro... | Answered on Mar 30, 2014

Charge time is 18hrs. If you left it on and it was flat, imediately charge for 40hrs.
heres the manual.

Coleman Retro... | Answered on Feb 16, 2014

Brentonb, In the event that you don't get a direct answer (which is likely, since this is a pretty obscure question) I suggest you troubleshoot it this way. Remove the bad battery. Use the charging device that came with the lantern and wire it temporarily to the device in place of the battery. This will supply the correct voltage, but takes the possibly shorted battery out of the circuit. If you are certain you have the polarity correct and you know that the charger works, then you have your answer. good luck.

Coleman Retro... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010

put baterry to sleep

Coleman Retro... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010

Visit the Coleman site to locate your particular lantern.

Coleman Retro... | Answered on Jul 30, 2010

Please understand that you are talking to regular people who offer advice on FixYa forum, not to Coleman.

You could check with your local historical societies or museums.

Coleman Camping,... | Answered on Nov 20, 2019

William, went to Coleman site, looks like you remove screws on bottom of lantern to access and change battery.
Check the attached links to your manual,
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