Wick Replacement Instructions for Convection Kerosene Heaters

These Instructions are for the following models: HMHC-2230, CV-2230, Mega-230.
Wick replacement should be performed on a completely cool heater after the tank is empty and the remainder of the kerosene in the heater has been burned off.

Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 1

Remove the batteries from the heater.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 2

Remove top guard by unscrewing 4 screws, or in newer models just by releasing it from the main grill.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 3

Take off the top plate.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 4

Lift the burner assembly out of the heater.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 5

Unscrew 4 screws form the body and lift it off.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 6

Pull off the wick adjuster knob.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 7

Lift off the body base.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 8

Remove 3 screws securing the shelter plate and remove it.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 9

Remove the 4 wing nuts which hold the wick adjuster.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 10

Lift off the entire Wick Assembly.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 11

To remove the wick from the adjuster, fold it and slide it out. Caution: the teeth holding the wick are very sharp.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 12

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.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 13

Ensure that the gasket is still in place on the burner tank.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 14

Slide back the wick and adjuster mechanism on the draft tube of the heater tank, making sure the wick fits evenly in place.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 15

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.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 16

Position the adjuster shaft to the front of the heater and reinstall the wick adjusting knob.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 17

Check the wick movement by rotating the knob clockwise and counter-clockwise. The wick should move up and down freely.
Wick Replacement Instructions

Step 18

Snug but do not tighten 4 wing nuts on the mounting studs.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 19

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.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 20

Evenly tighten wing nuts in several steps.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 21

Check height of wick, 3/8 inch above rim of wick adjuster.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 22

Check the tipover switch by upsetting the pendulum and by pushing down the manual shut off lever.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 23

Reinstall the shelter plate with 3 securing screws. Remove the wick adjusting knob.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 24

Reinstall the body base and replace the wick adjusting knob.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 25

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.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 26

Reinstall the heater body and tighten 4 screws.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 27

Replace the burner into the body making sure to follow the instructions on the burner, “this side up”.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 28

Reinstall top plate.
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 29

Reinstall top guard and fasten 4 securing screws (if needed – older models).
Wick Replacement Instruction

Step 30

Install the batteries in the battery case. Fill with clean, puke 1-K kerosene. Wait at least 60 minutes of kerosene to fully saturate the new wick. IMPORTANT!
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