FAQ: My cable is stuck in my MSR stove fuel line; how do I get it out?

Stuck cables happen. We recommend placing a few drops of pump cup oil into the fuel line and then giving the cable a good tug with a pair of pliers. Pro tip: Make sure your fuel line is as straight as possible. You can also take the jet and shaker needle out and place lube/pump cup oil/WD-40 in both the generator tube and fuel tube ends. Make sure to hold the fuel line at the metal block where the catch arm is attached, so as not to pull the fuel line apart if you apply too much force to the cable. Do not hold the fuel line assembly at the generator tube or at the jet.

 

  • Wphallig

    this is what i did to get it out, but it seems like the last few inches are colorized from heat and set in that shape, how can i get my fuel line cable all the way back into the housing?

    • MSR_Staff

      Hello Wphallig,

      Particularly old cables can be a bit tricky to get reinstalled. Discoloration and a gentle bend is normal for used fuel cables. However if there are any sharp kinks or frayed cables in the line, it will need to be replaced. Make sure that both the fuel line and the fuel line cable are clean and free of debris. Put a drop of pump cup oil or WD-40 in the fuel line and insert the hose. The most common point of resistance when reinserting the fuel line cable are the last few inches when the cable needs to make it around the loop of the generator tube. To help coax the cable through this section, use a pair of pliers to grip the cable right where it enters the fuel line. Pull it out slightly, just a centimeter or so, and push it back in. Keep repeating this process while rotating the cable and you should be able to work it in.

      Thanks,

      -MSR

    • MSR_Staff

      If your cable is toast or you just can’t get it back in, call our warranty and repairs team and they can set up an order for a replacement cable. They can be reached at 1-800-245-2992.

      -MSR