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Repair Center  Quick Fix: How to Replace the Pump on a Newer Style Coleman Lantern

Why Read This Article?

  • Keep your lantern pressurized by replacing a faulty pump

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty: Very easy
Duration: 5 minutes
Frequency: As needed Replacing the pump
1. Twist the cap to unlock.
2. Pull the pump out of the tank.
3. Prime new pump with oil.
4. Insert new pump into tank.
5. Lock the pump.
6. Oil the pump stem.

Video

Tools & Materials

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Multipurpose oil
  • Shop rag

Quick Fix: How to Replace the Pump on a Newer Style Coleman Lantern

November 9, 2012
If your lantern is no longer holding pressure in the tank then it is likely that the pump has become worn and will need to be replaced. This article will show you how. 
If your lantern is no longer pressurizing properly then it's likely that the pump is to blame. Replacing a worn pump is an easy task that will keep your lantern working like new. Follow the steps outlined below to replace the pump on your newer style Coleman lantern in a matter of minutes.  


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Replacing the pump

1. Twist the cap to unlock

Use a pair of needle-nose pliers in the notches to twist the pump to unlock.


2. Pull the pump out of the tank

With the pump unlocked you can pull the pump out of the tank.


3. Prime new pump with oil

Take the new pump out of the package and gently rub oil on the rubber end of the pump.


4. Insert new pump into tank

Once the new pump is oiled you can insert it into the lantern tank.  


5. Lock the pump 

Insert the cap into the tank and lock it using needle-nose pliers.



6. Oil the pump stem

Extend the pump stem and apply oil to the entire stem. 

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