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   Old Thread  #1171 16 Jul 2011 at 5.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ok my sportster 533 has a problem, when I turn the red lever it's a bit temperamental and fuel sometimes comes out properly and then other times it only comes out slightly?! I have stripped it and cleaned it all up but it's still the same! Any ideas people?? Gen was only replaced about 6 months ago!!
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   Old Thread  #1170 15 Jun 2011 at 6.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i have the same stove and i contacted coleman in the states to find out how to get my stove serviced they told me how to do it myself its really simple just be careful when you take it apart its a little fiddly getting the fuel bar off but once you have in bits its simple to clean and will save you a small fortune taking it to a shop to do the same job they told me its just carbon clogging the holes so just use a toothbrush on all the bits and a little petrol and job done hope this helps a little
just 1 thing DONT take out the rockwool inside you wont get it back in just clean off as much crap as you can
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   Old Thread  #1169 14 Jun 2011 at 1.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
My coleman is occassionally emitting flames from under the burner unit, and also sometimes when it is switched off I can hear fuel escaping.

Before I take the thing to pieces and work out that I don't know what is wrong with it can anyone thing of any likely scenarios?

It is very erratic, it will be fine for ages then do it a few times in sucession. It nearly got booted into the lake on Friday night when the whole thing errupted in flames. Had I not been so desperate for a brew it would have done

Releasing the pressure stops the fuel leaking (obviously), is it likely to be something to do with the lever assembley not pushing the wire all the way back through and allowing fuel to escape? It sounds like it is coming from under ther burner unit though which makes my first suggestion near enough impossible.
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   Old Thread  #1168 6 Jun 2011 at 8.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Having Real Trouble With My Stove, The Generator Was Broken So Ive Replace That And Now When Igniting The Flame Goes Sky High, And When Turning Off Its Still Letting Out A Little Bit Of Fule And Wont Stop !! Does AnyBody Know Whats The Problem !!

I havnt Got The Receipt AnyMore Can I Still Send It Off To Get It Serviced ?

Any Help Is Much Appreciated

Thanks !!
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   Old Thread  #1167 28 Mar 2011 at 8.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's between posts 76 and 1158 (don't ask me why)

if your having issues then read through this...

if you pump it up until you feel some resistance on the pump then you know its pressurised. if it still wont feed petrol through then the genny is blocked.
if you get no petrol flow then gently open the petrol filler cap. there should be a hiss as you release the pressure. this will tell you the seal on the pump is working and the seal on the petrol tank is ok. if there is no build up of pressure, and no hiss when you open the fuel cap then the pump washer needs oiling/changing.
you can buy a new genny [about a tenner] but always best to try and clean the old one, as youve nowt to lose!

if its not burning "clean", which means a good balance of air and fuel. the blue flame shows its working correctly.
to get it to run clean you need to have;
clean unleaded fuel.
pressure.
working genny.

to check the fuel is clean empty the petrol into a clear plastic [wide mouthed] bottle and look at it. i always fill my stove from fuel container into plastic bottle with a filter funnel. then into the stove.
i add a small amount of redex injector cleaner [from a car shop/halfords/etc] at the recommended dosage. do not overdo it as you will gum up the stove!
[the fuel should just change colour and have just a tinge of pink to it] use 5ml to 5 litres, but no more!

to ensure you have pressure check the pump washer is not split, and smear in some light oil. check the fuel cap seal looks ok. you should feel the pressure build up and it become difficult to pump. then you know its holing pressure.

the genny is a hollow tube that allows the fuel through. as it flows along it turns to vapour due to the heat of the stove and the pressure in the fuel tank. there is a thin wire inside the genny that runs back and forward as you turn on and off. this is to try and de-coke the inside of the genny to ensure a easy flow of fuel/vapour.
it is easy to clean an old genny by carefully extracting the wire and cleaning the gunge off with the edge of a knife. be careful not to dig it in and kink the wire! put the empty genny into a small pan with some boiling water and a spot of fairy liquid. this will clean out most of the residue.
thoroughly dry and re-assemble... sorted.
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   Old Thread  #1166 28 Mar 2011 at 8.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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cheers m8
Where the hell is post 1000. ITS NOT HERE!!!!!!
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   Old Thread  #1165 28 Mar 2011 at 8.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You could try removing the generator pipe and simmer it in a pan of water with a good squirt of fairy liquid for about 15-20mins, it usually helps clean the carbon deposits off the inside of the pipe, but there's no guarantees......otherwise a new genny costs about 13 and takes two mins to fit.

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   Old Thread  #1164 28 Mar 2011 at 8.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes m8. Just filled it up and theres pressure in the tank.
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   Old Thread  #1163 28 Mar 2011 at 8.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Flash, I'm presuming there's fuel in it, so it sounds like the generator might be blocked.

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   Old Thread  #1162 28 Mar 2011 at 8.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can anyone help??
Just got the coleman out and havent used it since last year.
I pump it full of pressure but turn on the valve and have nothing coming through, not even a hiss.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
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   Old Thread  #1161 27 Mar 2011 at 0.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #1160 25 Mar 2011 at 8.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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DO NOT POUR WATER ON IT !!! when its cold just get a small spanner andGENTLY tighten all the nuts and bolts and you will find it stops leaking.The nuts are only factory fitted and loosen in transit.If you turn it down to minimum for one minute before you turn it off it will light better withonly 10-15 pumps
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   Old Thread  #1159 22 Feb 2011 at 8.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #1158 22 Feb 2011 at 8.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
hi just bought a coleman and filled it up once , working perfect then when i turn her of she keeps going wich i no is fine but then under the top were its suppost to come out under neath the metal base flames come from under there , and i have to poor water on it .what shood i do
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   Old Thread  #76 2 Jan 2011 at 12.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I`ve had Coleman`s for years and I bougt some new gennys in the past because I`d used unleaded fuel in them and they got clogged. Coleman fuel in the Uk is expensive like 6 just for a small tin.

I use Coleman Fuel ONLY now and get it for 6 a LITRE from here ...........
http://www.askari-fishing.com:80/__WebShop__/product/fishing/camping-boats-1/camping-cookers-heaters/coleman-fuel/detail.jsf

My advice - get some now.

Hope this helps.

Russell (aka Baron)

PS: Make sure you always `regularly` put a drop of oil down the pump cup hole (when you get back from a trip) then it`ll work a lot easier and the washer (leather or rubber) won`t dry out either. Oh yes and it also helps if you put two small drops of the old REDEX in with the complete fuel fill (you can get a tall neck small bottle from Halfords) it`s the stuff some guys still put in motorcycles as an `upper cylinder lubricant`. Try it, it really helps.

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