Post by mtvernon45 on Nov 18, 2022 12:11:10 GMT -5
I've had a nice Kiribi lighter that I've had for about 18 months or so. It works great and generally responds well to my detached level of maintenance. I'm not sure what's going on, but for some reason I noticed the main screw that keeps the base plate attached won't thread onto the female threads if the baseplate is on. In other words, the screw will thread smoothly (no cross threading) without the baseplate. Likewise, I check to make sure nothing is impinging on the baseplate - it's fully seated evenly. The male threads even extend into the female threads - but all it will do is turn. I'm getting by just putting some painter's tape on to hold it on, and that will work forever I suppose, but I just wondered if anyone else has experienced this issue.
At the base of all of this, I'm fully prepared to have it pointed out all along that it was user error as long as someone can explain what the error is. I feel so dumb for even talking about this.
Post by sperrytops on Nov 18, 2022 15:34:29 GMT -5
I have three Kiribi's I've bought over the years. The short has always worked extremely well. The two tall ones are real disappointments. On one, the top plate where the burner and wheel are is always loose and I can't find a way to disassemble and tighten it. I've even sent it in for servicing once, and yet it went back to loose pretty quick . Gave up on it. With the second, the flame doesn't adjust anymore. And it's only a couple of years old. I've given up on that one too. At least the short one is reliable. But I won't buy any more. By the way, if you know how to disassemble it, please let me know. I can't find anything online for a Kiribi.
Not the lighter, the perception… always good to ask for advice.
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