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Posted: 8/23/2017 10:40:26 AM EDT
I bought this for $15 at a flea market.  

I took it apart and brushed it down.  Operates perfectly when lighting manually.

However, the piezo will not ignite the lantern.
It's been discontinued so no replacement parts available when I called Coleman.

The gap between the electrode and flat bar is perfect at 1/8" (per manual).

The electrode and piezo are combined, and I took it out, held onto the piezo, and hit it and it gave me a mild shock.

Anything I'm missing here?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:38:39 AM EDT
[#1]
Close the gap down 
Might have a loss of continuity somewhere along the line, clean any contact points inside of igniter mechanism, that you can
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 10:01:30 AM EDT
[#2]
If I test the electrode (ohm it out) will that tell me if the electrode is good?
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 12:08:08 PM EDT
[#3]
Ok I moved the electrode around and the flat bar and got a spark to jump and actually lit it three times.

This requires a lot of mojo and timing.  The third time I allowed too much propane to build up and singed my hair off my hand.

I'll just light it with a lighter
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 7:35:33 AM EDT
[#4]
Sometimes a 3 dollar extended lighter is better than trying to fix something ha ha
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