Coleman 5438 help

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  1. ColemanCraw United States

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    Hi guys, hoping to pick your brains on something here. I've got a single burner Coleman 5438 stove I picked up used. It's burning pretty orange and I'm not sure what to do about it. Any suggestions? Thanks!
     

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    Orange is often just old rust/corrosion burning off. Run it a while.
     
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    Try fresh white gas as well.
     
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    Daryl United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi, 5438 is a small propane type and has grate somewhat like 550. I have one shown a couple posts back and it shows a little yellow also. Not sure if they are adjustable or not? Propane should burn clean and if you are not getting black soot on pans may have to live with it. I think? some propane stove/lanterns had a adjustment screw behind knob? might take a look.
     
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    Oh, sorry. Can’t help as I don’t know much about propane stoves.