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Manual for coleman lantern model 5348-700

My Coleman lantern 5348-700 does not light. I have charged it for 24 hours. The red light is on during charging, but the lantern does not light when I turn the switch on.Perhaps the tubes have burnt out, or perhaps the battery is dead. I have extra fluorescent tubes, but I don't know how to open the lantern to replace them. And I can't find the instruction manual. Thanks for any help. Jo

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  • Jo Coffey Jun 09, 2012

    Thanks for the suggestion. I had solved the problem in the meantime. I did replace the fluorescent tubes, which may not have been necessary, and also the battery, which fixed it. The lantern is now working fine, and I am a happy camper!

    By the way, to remove the top, I turned it counter-clockwise.

  • bob smith
    bob smith Apr 18, 2014

    Joe, where did you find the battery in the lantern, I've been looking but no luck.

  • Diane Gibson
    Diane Gibson May 07, 2014

    I also have the same problem. We used ours on a three day camping trip one time. It hasn't worked since. I wouldn't think the battery would need replaced. It was brandnew. The bulbs don't appear to be blown either.

  • Diane Gibson
    Diane Gibson May 07, 2014

    Also how do you get to the battery?

  • C Kinsey
    C Kinsey Feb 06, 2017

    I have the same problem lantern 5348-700 I have 2 of these barely used and only charged when they were discharged enough not to light. Now no red light on when charging or unplugged with switch to low or high and doesn't light up at all (either lantern - remember I have 2 of the same one and both did same thing)

  • Fern McClaugherty
    Fern McClaugherty Aug 12, 2018

    how do you find the battery????

  • Jim LastName
    Jim LastName Aug 29, 2018

    Just Google "JL3-XM-4 battery". They are available from a lot of places. You can also use a ML4.5-6 battery. Batteries Plus Bulbs stores can provide a replacement but they will cost more than online.

  • Carol Daugherty
    Carol Daugherty Apr 17, 2019

    Bstteries were purchased at Batteries and Bulbs store. How long to fully chsrge?



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Simple unscrew the top clockwise and you will see how the tubes are removed,

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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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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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