Checking the manufacturer's website, using vendor-provided links or searching in a manual collection are some ways to get a replacement kerosene heater owner's manual. Most approaches require knowing the item's manufacturer and model number. The brand name is typically imprinted on the front of a kerosene heater, while the manufacturer, model and serial numbers appear on metal plates affixed to the rear.
While accessing manuals through the manufacturer's support pages is appropriate, often the approach is problematic. The information may be difficult to find on the company website, especially for older model heaters. With market consolidation, manufacturers are continually changing ownership, and parent company websites incorporate the original sites. Calling a support phone number listed on the site or using a chat service usually identifies manual availability.
Several kerosene heater wick retailers offer direct links to owner guides. Red Hill General Store Inc. highlights heater manuals from selected makers on its KeroseneWicks.com website. Miles Stair's Wick Shop features manuals from multiple manufacturers on MilesStair.com. Documents from both sites are available in PDF format.
ManualsLib.com provides a database searchable by manufacturer, category or type. The site offers over 45 documents related to kerosene heaters. Manuals are available online in an indexed slide show or as downloadable PDF files. ManualsOnline.com provides a similar service.