Introduction

Zippo lighter not lighting? You're probably out of lighter fluid! Don't worry, purchase some lighter fluid and follow this guide to learn how to refill it.

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  • Purchase lighter fluid – any type but do not use lighter fluid intended for barbecuing.

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  • Open the lid of the Zippo and extract the insert – firmly grip either side of the flint wheel with 2 fingers. Hold the bottom of the Zippo lighter with your other hand and pull up on the metal to free the insert of the lighter from its case.

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  • Set aside the metal casing.

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  • Turn the insert upside down – there should be a felt bottom that reads “Lift to fuel.”

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  • Unravel the paperclip. Lodge one end of the paper clip into the tiny hole and lift up the felt backing.

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Image 1/1: If your lighter fluid canister is large, you may want to transfer the fluid to a smaller bottle to prevent spillage.
  • Squeeze the lighter fluid can once into the loose cotton.

  • If your lighter fluid canister is large, you may want to transfer the fluid to a smaller bottle to prevent spillage.

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  • Wait 5 seconds, then squeeze the canister twice more into the cotton.

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  • Close the felt protector.

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  • Place the metal box back into the case.

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Image 1/1: While waiting, wash your hands.
  • Let the Zippo sit and absorb the fluid for 1-2 minutes.

  • While waiting, wash your hands.

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  • Light the Zippo.

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