How to fix a colibri quantum lighter

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How to fix a colibri quantum lighter
Perform basic troubleshooting to repair a Colibri Quantum Lighter. (cigar and pipe image by Richard Seeney from

Colibri is a name that is commonly associated with quality lighters. Cigar enthusiasts are among many who especially appreciate the Quantum line of lighters from Colibri. The Quantum system features an ignition system that does not use flint or battery power. This system is not only reliable but requires less butane for ignition resulting in fewer fill ups. Troubleshooting a Colibri Quantum Lighter can often remedy many operating issues that can arise from time to time.

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Things you need

  • Butane refill bottle
  • Small blade screwdriver
  • Compressed air can with nozzle

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  1. 1

    Hold the Colibri Quantum Lighter and release butane gas from the tank through the burner. Listen for a soft hissing sound to indicate there is fuel in the lighter.

  2. 2

    Refill the Colibri lighter, if necessary, by first bleeding any remaining fuel and air from the tank. Press the fill valve on the lighter with a small blade screwdriver to release butane fuel and any air in the tank.

  3. 3

    Hold the filler nozzle of a butane refill bottle against the fill valve on the Colibri lighter. Press the refill bottle nozzle to begin transferring butane fuel into the tank of the lighter. Hold the refill bottle in place for 10 seconds.

  4. 4

    Clean the burner of the Colibri Quantum Lighter with a can of compressed air. Attach a directional nozzle to the can of compressed air and position the end of the nozzle one-inch from the burner.

  5. 5

    Apply two or three short bursts of compressed air into the Colibri burner to loosen and blow away any debris or carbon deposits. Attempt to light the Colibri lighter.

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