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   Old Thread  #1251 21 Feb 2013 at 3.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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not the cheapest, about 16 inc post. ebay; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Coleman-Sportster-533-Stove-Dual-Fuel-Generator-Replacement-Part-/251223125599?pt=UK_SportingGoods_Camping_CookingSupplies_ET&hash=item3a7e10ae5f
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   Old Thread  #1250 16 Feb 2013 at 11.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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anyone know wheres the cheapest place for a new generator? go outdoors site says 9.99 but the nearest one is in Portsmouth 225m from me and they wont post.
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   Old Thread  #1249 7 Feb 2013 at 7.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Will they allow you to ship on of these stove's overseas?

Edit: A new one never been used.
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   Old Thread  #1248 30 Dec 2012 at 8.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thanks great read that my stove now works again
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   Old Thread  #1247 12 Nov 2012 at 10.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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very good thread thanks
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   Old Thread  #1246 13 Oct 2012 at 2.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Inside the pump there is a small rubber seal, check that this has not split or perished, also if it has dried lube it up with something oil based. They used to have leather washers in which were much better as the rubber is very thin and breaks easily. Mine kept getting caught and not sitting flush until I had a mess about with it and got it working. I ended up using a bit of butter to lubricate it and it was fine from then on.
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   Old Thread  #1245 11 Oct 2012 at 4.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Same as cheers Phil, think it,s to do with the one way valve at the bottom of plunger, becoming two way possibly, have another attack tomo.
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   Old Thread  #1244 11 Oct 2012 at 4.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes, and I have to often re-pump fairly quickly to stop it dying, and then maybe 50 times to get optimum burn.
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   Old Thread  #1243 11 Oct 2012 at 3.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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When you re-pump after just igniting, does your flame die down when you withdraw the plunger??
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   Old Thread  #1242 11 Oct 2012 at 3.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have no clue about the valve, however...

It could be the generator. I cleaned the generator on mine and got it working only to have it die on me again the next time I was on the bank.

I then bought a new washer set with leather pump cup thinking that I had fixed the generator and perhaps the problem was somewhere else. This made no difference.

Try cleaning the generator, there are a few methods listed here. If yours is like mine though, a replacement generator could be the answer.

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   Old Thread  #1241 11 Oct 2012 at 3.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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When i release the plunger to apply more pressure, pump again, the flame dies down, does this suggest that the one way valve is failing. Doesn't seem to get the same resistance as when it was new,
got a new leather washer clean primus fuel, and an annoying yellow flame at rear, bought a new valve but cant remove existing, a big flat headed screw type.
Or do you think just a dirty genny?
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   Old Thread  #1240 6 Oct 2012 at 1.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Each cooker is so unique, each with their own idiosyncracies.

If you buy one with the above statement in mind then you won't be so surprised when yours works and your mates doesn't!
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   Old Thread  #1239 5 Oct 2012 at 4.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I`m not sure if it is of any help at all but I have come to the conclusion on my stove that the wafers need stacking neatly for a clean, correctly directed burn. When I haven`t taken care in the past, the pan below the wafers has become glowing hot.

Like I say, it may be of no help whatsoever. Each cooker is so unique, each with their own idiosyncracies.
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   Old Thread  #1238 5 Oct 2012 at 2.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pan sizes vary and the kettle is a small one cup jobby and the problem persists.

I'll strip it down again and check out the genny, I have a spare if needed.

Because it fires up and burns well I've never re-stripped it. The bowl has always glowed red as they do but the heat transfer downwards is an unusual development

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   Old Thread  #1237 4 Oct 2012 at 9.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Could be a blockage in the genny, maybe some dissloged deposits that where left in after you cleaned it. Pump it up again and open and close the valve very quickly, do this a few times and jsut maybe it will clean itself, failing that, strip it and start again.
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