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I can't get the jet on my MSR Drangonfly stove to unscrew. How can I break the jet loose to clean it?

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Msr pocket rocket stove thread is strip

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If you know a machinist, they might be able to re-thread it and save your stove. Handy people may have them too, those that work on cars and motors, etc. a lot. Ask around. I've saved threads chasing them again with a die! PLEASE be sure, if you get it re-threaded, that gas does NOT leak. If it does REPLACE it.

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Sep 18, 2014 | MSR Pocket Rocket Stove

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No fuel flow

The jet orifice may be plugged. If you can remove it and see if you can see light through it. If you cannot then it needs to be pricked. surely your stove came with a jet cleaning tool? To find out if it is the valve remove the gas jet and try opening and closing the valve to see if fuel flows. If it does it is the jet if it does not it may be the valve.

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Honda gx160

clean the jet and fuel tube located inside the stem at carburetor must unscrew the bowl then the jet fuel tube might also be slightly stuck it should normall fall after jet removal clean all ports re install and walla

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Cranks only runs with full choke at idle

Sounds like main jet is blocked or the float seat is jammed or stuck this can happen for two main reasons
1)leaving fuel for extended periods eg winter break 2) water in fuel
Exploded diagram of carbie will help. Normally you would remove fuel bowl from bottom of carbie this is either clipped or screw in center of bowl . the gasket can hold bowl in position a gentle tap gets it off. the jet is normally screwed in to the same piece of casting as the screw for the bowl and is removed by a slot head screwdriver Note when sticking screwdriver up hole make sure it is small enough so it does not damage thread inside casting remove jet and clean with a fine wire or a jet cleaner.( they can be bought from a camping supply store ) then screw back in.
The float is held in by a loose pin, when the bowl is off the pin can be removed, the float will fall off and so will the seat so be careful. the seat is small and is loosely attached to the float but will not stay connected to it.clean the seat and reassemble. Best to be done by removing carbie and placing on clean bench.Only some times can it be done in position. PS this is the same for most small engine. If you turn fuel off and run engine dry as apposed to turning off the ignition for long breaks this problem will tend not to happen

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When changing the fuel jet the shaker needle fell out. which way does it go back in? does the sharp needle go up into the hole in the fuel jet?

The shaker needle is inside of the shaker jet, and should be pointed up, towards the tiny hole in the shaker jet (when the the stove is set up to cook - right side up).

When the stove is cooking the needle is below the hole, and not doing anything. It is not even needed to cook.
The needle is in there so that when you carry the stove around, the stove eventually goes upside down and the needle continually pokes the jet clear. Or if it gets clogged when using, turn it upside down and shake it to do the same thing.

May 20, 2011 | MSR Whisperlite International Stove

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My MSR Pocket Rocket will no longer light. Prior to the complete malfunction, the flame started to become much weaker, and then finally, the burner just would not light. I've removed the rubber o-ring on...

Hi, chances are the jet is clogged - I've experienced this myself on the same stove.

I would leave the rubber o ring alone, the chances of the hole there being blocked are slim, it is more likely to be the outlet jet you can see throught the holes on the riser tube under the burner head.
This tube can be unscrewed - you may need to put something through like a pen for leverage. Once you have done this you can remove the tube and you will see the tiny jet in the top of the brass nut on the knurled base of the stove. Then its simply a matter of finding a thin enough wire or pricker to prod araound in the jet. I have a fine wire brush that works well, although I have only had to do it once in several years.
Put it all back together and you should be back to full power - the whole job takes two minutes tops.
The other thing I did was screw the riser tube back hand tight only - this means I can dismantle and clear the jet when camping if required. It doesnt affect performance or safety. I put a strand of the wire in a blob of blu tak in the plastic case the stove comes with - job done! Hope this helps.

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Oven will not heat up properly.

Unplug the machine. Remove the door and racks unscrew the element being careful not to loose the wires or you might have to get the stove out from the wall. Tip: pull the bottom drawer out and you can usually unplug the power without disturbing the stove.

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Toyostove Laser 73 EE2

Not having a cleaning in the last couple years may be the problem. Carbon build up in the burner pot and on the flame rod (a chain of carbon) will cause the flame to not be sensed. Then the flame will burn out. A temp solution would be to unplug the stove, then unscrew and jiggle the flame rod to break the chain. When tightening the screws do not over tighten. You could also try hitting the edge of the pot to see if you can knock the carbon loose. You could also have a warped burner ring which would cause problems keeping the stove running.

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