2 Burner Camping Stove
Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner
The valves in this 2 Burner Camping Stove are a big source of frustration, BUT there seems to be an easy fix, and once done the stove is perfect….just what you expect from Coleman.
All you have to do is use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the knobs on the valves. Then unscrew the brass nut that secures it to the front of the stove. Now back out the valve stem using the knob and remove the stem that has two O rings and the brass needle valve. Take a clean paper towel and wipe the gunk or the valve lube off of the O rings thoroughly. I blame the lube for the problem.
The rings were in good condition. I then applied a tiny amount of silicone-based plumber’s grease, but you have to be sure you don’t use one that is petroleum jelly or it can ruin the rubber. I bought a tube for a few bucks on Amason.
Then I twisted some of the paper towel into a point and swabbed out the inside of the valve, but don’t leave any paper in there or you are in trouble. Don’t use a Q tip either or the fuzz may come off in there. Here is link for the silicone lube:
I didn’t put too much lube on the O rings, and with my fingers, I wiped it around the rings leaving only a light coat. Then reassemble.
Now the valves can be adjusted neatly and precisely to reduce flame for simmering and easier control. I don’t know if the factory used a valve lube that gives the valve that rubbery feeling that makes it hard to set the flame precisely, but once I did this operation the stove is a pleasure to use. If it needs to be repeated the job takes only a few minutes with few tools. Hope everyone finds this post without having to go through the learning curve. Please give a thumbs up to save everyone some trouble.
I changed my review now from 1 star to 4 star and think in the long run this is the best propane camp stove out there and will last longer than my Blue Rhino…which was good but the regulators flake out much too soon to be considered a good long term stove.
BTW, this stove is for our outdoor kitchen (under the porch and not in the rain) and we use it almost daily.Promised Review By SolMan636