WhisperLite Stove Maintenance

Getting ready to take your WhisperLite out backpacking? Don’t forget regular maintenance. It will help keep your stove clean and running efficiently. Here’s what you need to know in order to get the most out of your WhisperLite stove year after year.

For more information on your MSR stove, check out our Frequently Asked Questions on our website, here.

If you have an older WhisperLite with wire legs, this is the video for you.

  • Phil Botting

    I am having real difficulty getting the fuel line back into the stove. I have tried oil, and fuel to lubricate it but there is a lot of resistance as it gets to the final bends. Any tips?

    • MSR_Staff

      Hi Phil, If you are trying to get the cable back into the fuel line, separate the fuel line from the stove. Clamp the block at the end of the fuel line in a vise. Slowly feed the cable into the fuel line and because the stove is not attached, there is more flex in the fuel line and this can help in getting the cable fed up in there. Use plenty of WD40 when doing this and feed the cable in small increments. Also, twist the cable as you’re feeding it in…that can help as well.

  • MSR_Staff

    HI Phil, If you are trying to get the cable back into the fuel line, separate the fuel line from the stove. Clamp the block at the end of the fuel line in a vise. Slowly feed the cable into the fuel line and because the stove is not attached, there is more flex in the fuel line and this can help in getting the cable fed up in there. Use plenty of WD40 when doing this and feed the cable in small increments. Also, twist the cable as you’re feeding it in…that can help as well.