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Does anyone know why my stove always pulses when lit?
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It's probably related to a partially clogged feed tube or at least that's where I'd look first.


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What brand and model stove is it?

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As the tank heats up, it develops pressure. As the pressure increases it sends more fuel to the burner, which in turn lowers the pressure. Repeat several times a minute. I have an old Coleman white gas lantern that does the same thing. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Doubt his tank is that close to the stove...
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As the tank heats up, it develops pressure. As the pressure increases it sends more fuel to the burner, which in turn lowers the pressure. Repeat several times a minute. I have an old Coleman white gas lantern that does the same thing. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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What brand and model stove is it?

It's a 3 burner hillerange
it seems to pulse more with a full tank
and the tank isn't close to the stove.
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Sorry, not familiar with it. The full/part empty comment should be right, since air will compress more than fuel.

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Hmmm, our Princess kerosene stove had the tank directly under the burner top. Where's your tank?

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Is the stove a gravity fed design? If so, is the tank vented in any way? If not, it could be air trying to get into the tank... which would happen more with a full tank, since the air space is smaller and it takes less time for the vacuum to build to the point it'd need to draw air into the tank. If the tank is vented, check the vent line for a clog.

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Is the stove a gravity fed design? If so, is the tank vented in any way? If not, it could be air trying to get into the tank... which would happen more with a full tank, since the air space is smaller and it takes less time for the vacuum to build to the point it'd need to draw air into the tank. If the tank is vented, check the vent line for a clog.
A GRAVITY FED kerosene stove??? Never heard of such a beast. All kero stoves I know are pressurized.

And yes, the tank is close to the burner. In a well-designed stove the tank gets warmed up by the burners so usually you don't have to pump it up again during use. If there is a need for manual pumping, I take it as a sign that I have to refill the tank.
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