How do I repair my lighter?
Carefully unscrew the screw and pull it out along with the spring and small piece of metal inside. Drop the new flint in, replace the spring, tighten the screw, and replace the box back in the lighter casing. You should be good to go. Remove the metal that surrounds the flame hole if it is small or burns out.
How do you fix a butane lighter that won’t spark?
If you spin the ignition bar and there is no resistance, or no spark occurs, it’s likely you need to replace the flint. If your lighter lights with a standard push-button, or piezo, ignition, there is no flint to replace.
How do you change the flint in a vintage lighter?
Simply slide the new flint in the screw hole (make sure the most coarse end goes in first for striking). Use gravity to help it (turn lighter upside down) you should be able to see the tip of it in the correct spot at the top of the lighter if you click/turn the flint wheel slowly. Make sure it’s in right!
Why do torch lighters stop working?
Make sure that there is no debris, dirt or lint clogging or blocking the lighter’s operation. Even a small amount of debris can stop a lighter from functioning correctly. Exercise care when checking for blockages and keep your fingers well away from the igniter.
How do you take the front off a lighter?
With needle-nose pliers or fingers, grab the band and slowly wiggle it out like a tooth. Pulling it too hard could result in loosening the wheel. Use the flat end of your object to gently press the metal flaps that secured the band back in place.
Why won’t my butane torch ignite?
What is the best way to repair a vintage lighter?
The same elementary mechanics are employed in most vintage lighter repair and service projects. If you can manage to work a screwdriver and possibly a drill, then you can perform these basic tasks all by your lonesome. They all work off the same basic ideas.
What are the ignition sources for vintage lighters?
There are many other ignition sources for vintage lighters but they are rare today: caps, rasps, chemicals, etc. If you have questions about any of these other type lighters, ask below and I’ll be glad to get you the info you need.
Are corroded Flint tubes a problem with vintage lighters?
To say that corroded flint tubes are a problem with vintage lighters would be an understatement. It’s difficult to imagine how many collectible or otherwise desirable lighters have been thrown away over the yrs simply because the flint was corroded and obstructing the tube.
How do you replace the Flint in an old cigarette lighter?
Click to learn how to replace the flint in old cigarette lighters. In most cases, a drill of some sort will be required to clear the obstruction. Flint is relatively soft, so if you have plenty of time the job can be done with a hand tool but you are going to need a cutting bit.