Why is my torch lighter not igniting after refilling?

Some people complain that their inflatable lighters can’t hit after refilling the butane fuel. First, you need to purge any remaining air and fuel from the torch lighter. Then, you can pump the butane fuel into the lighter and wait a few minutes before you test it to make sure it’s working. Here are roughly the following reasons for this situation.

1. The gas valve is too open, and the flame disappears in a flash during the fast spread. Try to turn the gas valve down, but adjust it again if the air is not enough to ignite.

2. The pressure of the butane fuel gas you buy is not enough. It is recommended to buy high-pressure butane. Don’t forget to check the pressure outside the cylinder before purchasing it. 


3. The fuel gas purity is not enough. Some unbranded or pirated gas can have your lighter fail to ignite. Some bad gas will also contain impurities, which may cause the lighter outlet to be blocked. Try to discharge the gas in the lighter before refilling it. Well, this situation is relatively rare, so don’t worry too much.


4. Wait for 5 minutes after filling the gas before using it. If it still does not work, open the valve slightly (that is, turn slightly to the “+” side). Due to the temperature of butane gas being very low, you need to allow enough time for your lighter to cool off before you try to refill it completely.


5. The fuel gas didn’t fill in well (many novices encounter this problem). The way to verify is to release the gas and see if any gas comes out. Some torch lighters need to adjust the gas valve to the minimum. Otherwise, it isn’t easy to inflate. If your butane lighter inflator port gets blocked, follow this tutorial to clean your torch lighter.

6. For an inductive touch lighter, please try another button battery if without any sound while touching.

9 thoughts on “Why is torch lighter not igniting after refilling?

    sometimes the position of the spark needs to be adjusted, it was beneficial for me to use a jewler’s loop to get a better understanding of the moving parts. usually the spark is arcing too far away from the tiny rubber/plastic gas hose. simply using a tiny tooth pic you can reposition the arc path. the other problem i noticed was with use the heat actually shortens the tip of the igniter requiring more forced impact of the tiny crystals which creates peizo electricity in turn arcing enough to ignite the butane.
    solution : for $21 you can buy a propane torch at your local hardware store, it comes with a shut of valve AND a propane tank. the tanks are under $8 and they contain about 3x as much fuel. they are also compatible with map gas or even oxygen if you need a hotter flame.

    Little flint flicker scorch lighter. Lights when it wants after sparking then sometimes won’t turn off. It’s $20 new and new to me. I hate it. My thumb is calloused. No trouble in store. Pos

      Hi Pamela,
      The good news is it’s a Scorch! They hate it when their lighters do not work as they should. I know because I had one. I contacted Scorch, and they told me to send in my lighter. They fixed it and sent it back to me….free of charge!
      Hope this helps😉

      t can be really frustrating when a new product doesn’t work as expected. In situations like this, here’s what you could try:

      Check the Flint: Make sure the flint is securely placed and not worn out. If it’s damaged or worn, it might not create a consistent spark.

      Adjust the Gas Flow: Sometimes, the flame may not light if the gas flow isn’t adjusted correctly. Try adjusting the gas flow knob to see if it makes a difference.

      Purge the Air: Air can get trapped in the gas line, affecting the ignition. Try purging the air by turning off the gas and igniting the lighter a few times.

      Refill the Gas: If the gas level is low, it might cause inconsistent ignition. Refill the gas if necessary, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

      Contact Customer Support: If none of the above steps work, it’s best to reach out to the manufacturer’s customer support. They might offer troubleshooting tips specific to your model or even a replacement if it’s a defect.

      Remember, your satisfaction is important, and the manufacturer should be willing to assist in resolving the issue. I hope this helps you get your torch lighter working properly!

    I’ve got a butane torch I use for shrink tube and wire connectors, it has a spring lever if you hold it goes to a regular flame, just a little insight first. Now I completely purged it and made sure it was empty, filled it up, and now it doesn’t light, even though it’s full, and creates a spark. It won’t light at all unless I hold an alternative source and even then it’s only holding the lever that makes it like a lighter flame. Now if I slowly and barely move that lever down to go back to a torch, it almost goes but then stops, still spitting butane out. Now if it didn’t light at all I would think it’s air but I don’t think that that’s the case since it lights how I said and it doesn’t stop unless I move the lever back or let go of the trigger. Getting aggravated and don’t wanna pitch a $125 dollar torch just cause I’m pissy lol please help

      try a heat gun for shrink or a hair dryer would work.. The same thing happens to me with torch lighters. they don’t last llong. 35 bucks down the drain.

    Butane not coming out of lighter after refill. Drained all gas out of it before and after refilled.
    I’m using a tomolo lighter

      Having same problem right now, using the same butane I always use. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated;

    Meant of my torch lighters igniter button lock up?

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