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Sometimes you don't need to completely rebuild the lantern or stove. Usually you can identify and fix the problem or problems rather easily.

Select a symptom from the below list. If you can't find your exact trouble, choose the closest one. Unless indicated, the steps apply to both lanterns and stoves. If you're still having trouble when you go through the repair steps please feel free to send me an email.

Pump plunger has no resistance

Loses pressure right away or within a few minutes of pumping

The plunger stem rises after I pump it up

Leaking fuel somewhere around the on/off valve

Nothing happens when I open the valve 1/4 turn

Only air comes out of the generator

Lantern burns dim

Lantern burns yellow

Lantern pulses

Stove flame is weak

Stove catches fire in the burner assembly