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Why Read This Article?

  • Replace the used mantles on your lantern in six easy steps.

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 10 minutes
Frequency: As needed Replacing the mantles
1. Remove the top of the lantern.
2. Remove the globe.
3. Remove the old mantles.
4. Install the new mantles.
5. Prime the mantles.
6. Reassemble the lantern.


Tools & Materials

  • Lighter/Matches
  • Snips/Scissors

Quick Fix: How to Replace the Mantles on a Coleman Lantern

Learn how to easily replace the worn out mantles on your Coleman lantern.
Never get left in the dark again. Over time, the mantles in your lantern will become brittle and will need to be replaced. The steps outlined below will help you get your lantern ready for your next camping trip.

Check out our Coleman lantern page to find the mantles you need.   Replacing the mantles

1. Remove the top of the lantern

Unscrew the nut and remove the top of the lantern.



2. Remove the globe

Simply pull the globe off of the lantern base.



3. Remove the old mantles 

Use a pair of small snips to cut the string attaching the mantles-- then remove them from the burner assembly.

Note: Clean the excess mantle debris from the burner assembly before moving to the next step.




4. Install the new mantles

Slide the new mantles into position-- then use the string to tie them to the burner assembly.



Cut the excess string with a pair of scissors.


5. Prime the mantles

Use a match or lighter to burn (prime) the mantles 'til they're white.



6. Reassemble the lantern 

 Set the globe back onto the lantern-- then replace the top of the lantern and fasten it together with the nut.

    [Back to Top]   Conclusion And that's how easy it is to replace the mantles on your Coleman lantern in 10 minutes or less. This article should also help you diagnose and repair future lantern problems when they arise.    Find parts for any of your Coleman outdoor products here.   [Back to Top] What We're About
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