Lighter Troubleshooting HEADING_TITLE
  1. FILLING INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUTANE LIGHTERS.       Return to Guide
    WARNING! FOLLOW THESE IMPORTANT POINTS WHEN REFILLING OR BLEEDING TANK
    • Perform only in well ventilated area.
    • Never attempt near heat source, sparks or flame.
    • No smoking!
    • Never attempt to ignite the lighter.
    • Be sure sparking system cannot be operated.
    • Keep lighter cap closed (if applicable).
    • Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
    • Be sure to read warnings on the  butane refill canister.
    1. Set flame adjustment near (-) lowest position.
    2. Remove filler valve cover (if applicable).

    3. BLEED THE TANK. Return to Guide
      All air must be removed from gas tank in order to fill to maximum capacity. Bleed only when flame begins to drop, and tank is nearly empty.
    4. Fill with lighter in an upside-down position (Fig. 2).
    5. Put nozzle tip directly on valve opening, and press down firmly for 4-5 seconds.
    6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 if necessary. Butane spray-back may occur with some lighters when full. If the lighter is not equipped with a gas viewing hole, use the following steps to ensure the gas tank is full:

  1. Hold lighter in an upright position.
  2. Depress the filler  valve with a ball point pen or small screwdriver  until hissing stops.


  • Replace filler-valve cover (if applicable).
  • Warm the lighter in your hand for 10 seconds. Then, wait at least 2 minutes before attempting to ignite the lighter. This will allow enough time for excess butane to dissipate, and gas in the lighter to reach room temperature.
  • Open flame adjuster 1/4 turn.
  • Adjust flame to desired height. Lighters operate most efficiently when flame height is 1" - 1-1/2".
  • Replace cap on butane refill  canister.
  • II. CARE AND HANDLING

    1. MECHANISM- Avoid carrying lighter in an area susceptible to lint and dust. A clean lighter will operate more efficiently. It is recommended that compressed air be used periodically to keep the lighter free of dirt and carbon build-up. Never move the electrode (sparking wire) on an Electro-Quartz lighter, as this would cause misfires.

      IMPORTANT: Be sure to use at least triple-refined butane.  Brands to look for are Colibri, Prometheus, Lava, Vector, King, Lucienne & Lotus.
    2. FINISH- Because we cannot control  how a lighter is carried and used, the finish of a lighter  is not covered under warranty. To preserve the finish, do  not carry with coins or keys, as they will scratch the outer  surface. Clean the outer surface using only a soft, clean  dry cloth.

    III.   FLINT REPLACEMENT WARNING! Return to Guide

    This type of lighter does not self-extinguish; close lid to put out.

    1.  Set flame adjustment near (-) lowest position.
    2. Remove flint screw, or slide flint  plunger back to expose flint chamber.
    3. Tap lighter gently on a hard surface to  remove flint particles, and dust.
    4. Insert placement flint into flint chamber.
    5. Replace flint screw, or  slide plunger back into place.
    6. Never force flint into flint chamber.
    7. Clean the serrated flint wheel occasionally with a stiff brush.
    8. If flint jams, and  roller bar will not turn, repeat steps 2-5.
    • Best position for ignition occurs 3/8" to 1/2" above the glowing mesh.
    • Never touch, or move the glowing mesh with a cigarette, fingers, or object. The performance will be affected, and may require service.
    • To avoid heat build-up, do not use for any situation that would require a continuous flame for more than 10 seconds.
    • For long-term reliability, blow out  the burner chamber periodically with compressed air.   This will keep the chamber free of dust and carbon build-up,  which will affect the performance of your lighter.

      Blow burner out with compressed air Return to Guide

      1.  Position compressed air canister and lighter  as pictured.
      2. The tip of compressed air canister must be kept at least 1" from burner mesh or damage  may occur, and service would be required.
      3. Proceed with three short bursts of air.
      4. Allow lighter to reach  room temperature before igniting.