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This is in response to this thread here:
(Sorry, had to create a new thread since the original one has been closed for new posts. Please merge threads if possible.)
I couldn't fix the issue, so I returned the unit for an exchange of the same product to MEC. I know alot of you are pretty experienced with these stoves; could you offer some tips on how to keep it in good condition asides from the suggestions already made in the indicated thread above? I've done a search for this on the internet but just could not find much about it. So I figure I'd ask users of this site directly. You can only learn so much from reading manuals, and the majority of knowledge from real-life experience.
Some specific questions:
1. If you get snow/dirt/sand int the fuel line connector pipe (the long bendable fuel line, with the inset/needle at the end to connect to the bottle), what's the best way of cleaning it before attaching the line to the fuel bottle?
2. How many pumps is enough for a full fuel bottle? I don't want to pump it so much that it would damage the pumping mechanism.
3. In the event that there is something wrong with the stove, what's your standard procedure for troubleshooting/cleaning?
4. What are the most common problems? How do you avoid them/fix them when they happen?
I spoke to the person processing my exchange and he mentioned to always keep the fuel pump in the fuel bottle when transporting and storing your stove. Even if there is fuel inside. The pump is very sensitive to dirt, so keeping it in the bottle will reduce the risk of foreign particles getting into the fuel line.