Changing the Wick

Before You Change Your Wick – Steps to Follow for Any Model

Disassemble: For any model, it is usually necessary to disassemble the burner:

  1. Remove the gallery by turning it to the left
  2. Remove the outer wick tube by pushing down and turning it to the left simultaneously
  3. Remove the flame spreader by twisting back and forth and pulling; be careful to not squeeze too tightly because it can easily dent or change the shape, which will cause issues
  4. Remove the old wick and wick raiser (process may be different from different models)

Clean: At this time, it is good to inspect the burner basket, gallery, outer wick tube, and flame spreader. If they are dirty, they should be cleaned. Also check for any dents or cracks that might call for replacement parts.

  1. For newer, less dirty burners, let the burner soak 15-20 minutes in a mixture of laundry detergent and water (10 parts water, 1 part laundry detergent); for older burners with sticking parts, it may be necessary to let the entire burner soak in kerosene for a day or longer to loosen the gears
  2. Scrub parts with an old toothbrush, then rinse in clean water and allow to dry