Nothing on the Cricket website says what sort of fuel it needs, and their refills cannot be found on sale. I filled it with butane, but the spark hardly ever set it alight, and when it did, the flame was puny.
I found a seemingly malformed sponge-filled tube feeding the jet, and after cutting the end off, the flame was now a reasonable size similar to another make of lighter. I can light the gas with a match, but the spark won't do it.
I saw a couple of customer reviews which said the thing worked OK when new but when the original gas was used up, butane refills didn't work. I asked if their own refills are butane, but got no answer - I have a feeling the company has gone to the wall.
Does anyone know what gas it is? Might it be a butane/proane mix which might light easier for all I know?