Wick Replacement Instructions for Convection Kerosene Heaters
These Instructions are for the following models: HMHC-2230, CV-2230, Mega-230.
Remove top guard by unscrewing 4 screws, or in newer models just by releasing it from the main grill.
To remove the wick from the adjuster, fold it and slide it out. Caution: the teeth holding the wick are very sharp.
The replacement wick has a black line. Fold the new wick and slide it into the adjuster. The black line on the outside of the wick should match the bottom edge of the adjuster. Press the wick against the teeth inside the adjuster to obtain a firm grip. Start at the bottom row of teeth and slowly work your way up in a circular motion.
Slide back the wick and adjuster mechanism on the draft tube of the heater tank, making sure the wick fits evenly in place.
Slowly work the assembly down, making sure not to catch the threads in the unwoven section of the wick on the 4 wick adjuster mounting studs.
Position the adjuster shaft to the front of the heater and reinstall the wick adjusting knob.
Check the wick movement by rotating the knob clockwise and counter-clockwise. The wick should move up and down freely.
Raise the wick a little and check for correct clearance between wick holder and draft tube (all around), or for correct clearance use 7/32 dia. drill bit.
Check the tipover switch by upsetting the pendulum and by pushing down the manual shut off lever.
Turn wick adjuster knob clockwise as far as you can. Then push down the manual shut off. Wick should drop quickly to the lowest position possible.
Replace the burner into the body making sure to follow the instructions on the burner, “this side up”.