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I need a little help, I received a pair of Aladdin's for x-mas, no instructions. The best I can do is get the globe to burn @ 50%. The remainder of the globe turns black. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, DRS
-- Dwayne R. Sandbo (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 28, 1999
1. When you first light it, burn it at very low level.
2. As the mantle heats up, crank the flame up a little.
3. It should take several minutes for the mantle to heat fully.
4. Never turn it up so high that flame can be seen coming out of the top of the mantle. hope this helps. Sounds like you have a problem trying to turn it up too high at start-up.
-- (email@example.com), December 29, 1999.
Dwayne, this is from the Aladdin instruction booklet. I'm assuming what you call the globe is the mantle (the part that glows).
1. Fill bowl with lamp oil or a good grade of fresh, clean, unrefined kerosene. Never use gasoline. The use of scented oil is not recommended. 2. ALLOW THE WICK IN THE BURNER TO SOAK IN THE KEROSENE AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO LIGHT THE LAMP. This is very important since the wick must be adequately soaked to burn properly. 3. With a lit match, burn off the protective coating on the mantle by removing the chimney and touching the match flame to the bottom of the mantle. Do not touch the mantle with the matchstick itself, since this will damage the mantle. The protective coating will burn off in a flash...this is normal. Replace chimney in its original position over mantle into gallery. 4. Now you are ready to light your Aladdin lamp. Turn gallery counterclockwise and lift gallery, mantle and chimney as a unit off of the burner. MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE OUTER WICK TUBE IS NOT REMOVED AND REMAINS SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE BURNER. Do not remove chimney from gallery. After the coating has been burned off of the mantle, always keep gallery, mantle and chimney intact as a unit.
5. Turn wick up about one-eighth inch above outer wick tube and light wick. When flame has covered entire top edge of wick, carefully place gallery, mantle and chimney unit on burner and lock into place. Do not allow gallery to drop into position as this could injure the mantle.
6. Turn wick up slowly until part of the mantle glows white and then allow it to stand for several minutes at this level to warm up. NEVER TURN LAMP UP TO BRIGHTEST LIGHT IMMEDIATELY AFTER LIGHTING AS THIS WILL CAUSE THE LAMP TO OVERBURN AND BEGIN TO SMOKE IN A SHORT TIME. After several minutes, turn lamp up to a level of about 75% of the brightest light output. After the burner has fully warmed up, the heat generated will cause the mantle to increase the intensity of its glow. A correct lighting condition exists when you have an illuminated mantle WITHOUT points of orange flame breaking through the mantle.
8. To put out light, turn wick down just below the wick tube until flame disappears. Blow softly into burner or across top of chimney to insure flame is extinguished.
Hope this helps. Send me your snail-mail address (my e-mail is real) and I'll send you a copy of the full instructions/illustrations.
-- Jill D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 29, 1999.
Right. Don't touch the mantle with your fingers. Don't. Use the wire frame to maneuver the mantle into place.
-- dinosaur (email@example.com), December 30, 1999.
SOMEWHERE on the internet there is an HTML page which is the complete instruction manual for the aladdin. I can't remember. Can somebody?
P.S. Does the the mantle get LESS black if you turn the wick down? Please note that due to individual variations in the mantle you'll never get 100% of the mantle to get white, you should avoid black spotting (flame outside the mantle as this will burnout the mantle).
Did you burn off the mantle? Is the wick evenly trimmed (flat) did the wick trimmer come with the unit (little blue discus with slots)?
-- Ken Seger (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2000.