Coleman heater melting

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Jack mama
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Coleman heater melting

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Hey guys, i just bought this 513-700 adjustable heater and its in great condition besides the adjust knob and label are melted.....i have not tried to fire it, does anybody know what could have caused this?...... i tried to attach photos but can't , i did make a small YouTube video.....thanks fellas. https://youtu.be/eWBTa67_gzE
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I've had a couple of these heaters and none had this problem. This heaters are started up by turning the thing upside down and letting fuel soak the burner. So maybe there was too much and it leaked down on the lever and decal?

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Jack mama
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Re: Coleman heater melting

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Yeah, that's what i figured also......its real nice, very very little rust, original box
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JimL
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Re: Coleman heater melting

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I thought these heaters were relatively idiot proof when it came to lighting. I've been proven wrong.

This must have occurred from spilled fuel or kept inverted way way too long prior to lighting. Other than the light up, there are no flames during operation.
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I have a Coleman Model 513-700 catalytic heater. I realize that replacement parts are virtually unavailable, but it is a great heater. Unfortunately, it will not sustain being lit. As a last resort, I hoped to remove and clean the wick if that was the problem, but I cannot figure out how to get to the wick. Can you provide instructions on how to disassemble and get to the wick? Do you have any other suggestions?
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Paul,

I don't know if these ALL come apart the same, but hold the fount between your legs, grab the catalytic element at the base and unscrew it (counter-clockwise).

Before going this route, did you follow Coleman's procedure for cleaning the catalytic head?
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Paul, have you had it working well in the past??
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I purchased used. Seller said that it worked, but it did not fire up for me after the primer burned. One advice was to turn over first. I have not tried that yet. I have not cleaned the head. I wanted to inspect the wick but could not unscrew the top.
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Not a fan of the stinky mushroom heaters. Come over to the dark side and get a propane one? No smell and they work flawlessly...campinut

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