Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by Catech, May 27, 2015.
the straight generators can normally be pulled apart and cleaned .
And the usual reminder
lever is up to light, down to run
How are you lighting the stove? The little wire to the left of the fuel valve knob should be turned up when you light the stove. After the stove has burned for 1-2 minutes the wire should be turned down. Also check for any obstructions in the air tubes. Those are the tube between the burners and from where the generator goes in the tube that curves around to under the main burner. Bugs and spiders love to build nests in those tubes. A clogged tube will result in a rich fuel mixture and yellow flame. Take a piece of stranded wire and untwist it a bit so it spreads out, or use a flexible bottle brush and run it through the air tubes.
Old Coleman is at https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/home.php
and Mike does have some 414 parts.
If the above doesn't get you fixed, come on back and we'll try again.
First thing as was said clean out air tubes, bug and stuff LOVE to get in there. No need to change genny, super simple just clean it out, but it won't generally cause orange flame. Fresh fuel?? Pumping it a lot?? The fuel fill gasket is really prone to getting hard and leaking pressure off.
Thanks everyone for the help, cleaned out the air tube and generator and it seems to be working fine. Had an issue with a small orange flame where the generator goes into the air tube but moved the air tube close by loosening the screws and making sure tip on generator was tight. Thanks again everyone, I just bought a 431 easylight Mint in its original box with receipt from 1986 doesn't look like it's ever been used not sure what I'm going to do with 2 but I'm loving these old coleman stoves.
Join this group and you won't know what to do with ' a lot more than 2 '
Ken in NC
Heck, I just got two in the mail today alone!
Go over to the Coleman Collector's forum and do a search on the 431 Easylight. They had some problems with the O-rings in the valve. Your will probably need replaced. I think I remember seeing a thread on how to do that.
Just picked up a 4M as well today
Way to go!.....
I have 3 4ms.........(they...and all stoves.....breed!)
Actually, Doc Mark and a few others on here have an unwritten code.....one stove for each post!!!
..... "one stove for each post!!!" ....
Never heard that one.
Ken in NC
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