Don’t try to find out!
A great lighter can be hard to come by. Sure, there are thousands of designs when it comes to disposable models, but when you want quality and durability, you want a lighter that is designed to be refilled, reused, and kept for a significant amount of time.
Some of the best and most durable lighters in the country are more than seventy years old and still going strong. The secret? They were well made and have only been serviced by the professionals. So what happens if you try to repair a butane lighter yourself?
Leave it to the professionals.
If your butane lighter has a warranty, it cannot be stressed enough how important it is for you to allow the company that made it to be the one to repair it. Lighters are not produced with user serviceable parts, and the most you should ever have to do with your lighter is replace the flint or refill the fluid. If these two steps do not repair your problem, it is time to send the lighter back to the company that made it. Most top quality lighters include a lifetime guarantee, so this should cost you nothing.
It is highly against the terms of the warranty if you repair a butane lighter yourself, largely for safety issues. It is simply risky for you to attempt to repair lighters yourself, and it can also mean causing further damage that will mean a more expensive and time consuming repair.
“Lifetime” means for life!
In other words, it’s best to leave the repair to a professional. When your device has a lifetime or even a temporary warranty, you are always best to simply send it back to the manufacturer so that they can repair it properly and return it to you with the assurance that it is completely safe for use.
At the end of the day, the parts in your lighter cannot be bought at the store and cannot be repaired at home, so taking apart your lighter really offers no benefit. Sending it in to the manufacturer can be time consuming, but it also means that you can keep your lighter without having to spend money to get it working again.
Don’t take the risk of voiding the warranty on an expensive item when you can easily contact the company for simple instructions on how to send it in to have it repaired and returned to you completely free of any financial charges.
Well if you insist…
Many reputable lighter companies, such as Colibri for example, have lighter troubleshooting guides and warranty information on their website to answer your lighter related questions. If you just need to replace the flint or refill the fluid, there are plenty of how to articles that will help you with lighter maintenance like How to Fix A Lighter on Wikihow.com.
Photo via wikihow.com & product pictured is the Tonino Lamborghini Forza Single Flame Butane Torch Lighter.Will I Void the Warranty If I Repair A Butane Lighter? by David Sabot