Why Do Butane Lighters Stop Working?

Your lighter will immediately freeze when you initially inject a fresh amount of butane into the tank. This occurs because butane is extremely cold when it is transported from the canister to the lighter. If you don’t wait a few minutes for your lighter to warm up again before using it, you’ll end up with an erratic flame. Keep the lighter in your hand or in your pocket for five to ten minutes until the chilly sensation fades. Light your lighter when it feels like it’s reached room temperature.

Why do butane lighters stop working after refill?

When you refill a butane lighter, a small amount of air enters the tank. The tank gets overrun with an air pocket, or bubble, after 3 or 4 refills. This air keeps the fuel from filling up the tank. To compress the fuel valve and release the air, turn the lighter upside down and use a little screwdriver or a thin and narrow instrument. It’s also possible that a small amount of fuel will escape. The air has been completely discharged when the valve stops hissing.

Fill the tank and lower the flame height to the lowest setting (-). The lighter will rapidly cool down after you inject butane into the tank. Allow the lighter to warm up in your palm or pocket before lighting it. Return the flame height to the desired setting and continue to burn.

Why does my butane torch keep going out?

When you buy a torch lighter for the first time, it is not filled with butane. Instead, the gas chamber of your lighter is filled with oxygen, which must be purged by replacing it with butane. Have you ever acquired a new lighter, filled it with butane, and when you tried to light it, a flame appeared for a fraction of a second before quickly dissipating? The butane is attempting to ignite, but because oxygen is less flammable than butane, the oxygen from the chamber extinguishes the flame. To avoid this, you must purify the air to ensure that only butane is released. Another reason to purge your lighter is to relieve excess air pressure in the gas chamber, which causes your lighter to discharge butane every time you load it. If the pressure is not released after each usage, it will continue to build with each refill, resulting in less and less butane flowing into the gas chamber. This may lead you to feel that your lighter is no longer able to store butane, but regular purging will make a significant impact.

Why did my lighter stop working?

1. Check for any debris, dirt, or lint that may be clogging or blocking the lighter’s operation. Even a small amount of debris might cause a lighter to malfunction. When inspecting for obstructions, use caution and keep your fingertips away from the igniter. Remove any obstructions you come across before attempting to light your lighter. Continue to the next stage in the process if the lighter still generates a hissing sound but does not light.

2. Check your lighter’s flame adjustment. A issue with a lighter that emits a hissing sound but does not light is usually a problem with flame adjustment. The force of the gasoline exiting can be too powerful for the striker to ignite if the adjustment is set too high. The fast-moving gasoline effectively “blows out” the flame. Check the flame adjuster to make sure it isn’t set too high; on a conventional butane lighter, the slide adjustment is under the metallic cover on the back. The adjuster is commonly found on the bottom of a jet lighter, such as the Jetline Triple Flame Pocket Torch Lighter. It is always represented by plus and minus symbols.

How do you bleed a butane lighter?

Hold the lighter in a vertical, upright posture to bleed. With a little screwdriver, depress the filler valve until all of the fuel is released and the hissing stops. Shake it lighter a second time to make sure it’s thoroughly bled.

Why does my torch not light?

Some of the potential issues with a propane torch are straightforward to investigate and resolve. It could even be as simple as adjusting your gas flow such that it is only slightly open. Propane torches tend to light more easily in this manner.

If you’ve already tried this and it still won’t turn on or remain on, there are a few more possibilities. You may easily go over them and eliminate them as you go. The following are the most common reasons for a propane torch declining to light:

  • The fuel cylinder has failed and no fuel can flow through to keep the bit lighted.
  • The torch tip or tube are not clean enough to allow the propane torch to produce a continuous stream of flame.

Check each one one at a time, being sure to follow all safety precautions. Working outside and keeping oneself away from flammable materials is a good place to start.

Then, to keep the gas-release valve closed and prevent propane from escaping, turn it to the left.

How do you unclog a butane torch?

Press the lighter gas output valve with the plastic nozzle extension tube attached to a can of compressed air. For one or two seconds, press down on the canister plunger. To blow any leftover residue from the lighter recess, move the extension tube back an inch or two.