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Father died and left me a Rowenta lighter purchased in Stutgart in 1952.
It has a screw on bottom with spring to replace the flint, but I cannot figure out how to open the bottom to replace the cotton wadding which I can see through the hole in the bottom; I am sure cotton has not been replaced since it was purchased.
When you push on the two nodules on the side the lighter pops open and is supposed to light.
I am trying to find replacment flints and figure out how to add a new flint. Not sure how you replace the wick either as I cannot see how to get to the cotton wadding.
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If your lighter`s wheel isn`t spinning, use a cotton swab or toothpick to clean out any rust or dirt that`s blocking it. If your lighter`s flame is small or completely nonexistent, refuel it with a butane can and/or loosen the nozzle that releases fuel so more comes out.
Make sure that there is no debris, dirt or lint clogging or blocking the lighter`s operation. Even a small amount of debris can stop a lighter from functioning correctly. Exercise care when checking for blockages and keep your fingers well away from the igniter.
Pull the spark wheel assembly (A) out of the lighter, you can use a pen to help pry it up. Unscrew the little plastic base (B) and pull out slowly to prevent the spring (C) from jumping out. Replace the old flint with the new flint inside, place the spring (C) back in position, and screw the plastic base (B) back.
Check the Flint

If you spin the ignition bar and there is no resistance, or no spark occurs, it`s likely you need to replace the flint. If your lighter lights with a standard push-button, or piezo, ignition, there is no flint to replace.

First, remove the flint tube from the lighter. Second, use a small brush to clean any debris from the spark wheel. Be sure to brush in a circular motion to loosen any stubborn grime. Finally, reassemble the lighter and test it out – your spark should be good as new!
A typical form of lighter is the permanent match or everlasting match, consisting of a naphtha fuel-filled metal shell and a separate threaded metal rod assembly—the “match”—serving as the striker and wick. This “metal match” is stored screwed into the fuel storage compartment: the shell.
A clogged nozzle, and the lack of flame it causes, is effectively the death knell for most torch lighters.
Check the fuel level.

If the lighter doesn`t light, check to make sure that there is fuel in the tank. It will be obvious with a transparent lighter. Hold an opaque lighter up to a light source. With a darker colored lighter, hold the top some distance away from your ear and tap it a few times.

(ˈlaɪtə flɪnt ) noun. the small piece of flint in a lighter pressure on which creates a spark that ignites the fuel. Collins English Dictionary.
Warm the lighter in your hand for at least 30 seconds. Wait an additional 2 minutes before attempting to ignite the lighter. This allows enough time for excess butane to dissipate and the gas in the lighter to reach room temperature.
Butane lighters combine the striking action with the opening of the valve to release gas. The spark ignites the flammable gas causing a flame to come out of the lighter which continues until either the top is closed (naphtha type), or the valve is released (butane type).
Butane lighters combine the striking action with the opening of the valve to release gas. The spark ignites the flammable gas causing a flame to come out of the lighter which continues until either the top is closed (naphtha type), or the valve is released (butane type).

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