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MSR International Whisperlite Stove Pump Repair

MSR International Whisperlite Stove Pump Repair

A quick, “How to do a MSR International Whisperlite stove pump  repair”. We are about to go out for an S24O (bike over-nighter) and I discovered that our stove pump was leaking. Instead of just repairing and taking off, I thought I would put together this short video on the fly repairing ours. I have never replaced or repaired this piece of the pump. This is unrehearsed, so I hope it goes well and that it shows you just how easy it is to maintain a MSR International Whisperlite stove pump.

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Cooking hamburgers

We have had our stove and two pumps for nearly 7 years now and if you have been following us then you already know they have been used a lot. This repair is not a big deal and should be very easy to do.


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  • Kelly
    Posted at 04:08h, 29 April Reply

    How many times have you had to repair the stove? We are thinking of buying this stove for our cycle trip… I haven’t even considered the fact it might break and we’ll have to fix it.

    • Ron
      Posted at 09:07h, 30 April Reply

      Hello Kelly,

      Thank you for the question. The stove only needed cleaning maybe once a month or so depending on the gas we used. It is very, very simple to do and I’ll create a video later for you. We carried with us two pumps, just in case one failed, and we recommend doing this if you are going to be on the road for awhile. We also highly recommend you take with a maintenance kit. Lucky for us, we never had one completely fail, but we did have a few things that needed repairing, but again very easy to do and something you can do after cooking dinner with your good pump. I’ll add this to the video I do later. Really simple stuff and never once did we go hungry with our stove. We would like to add that we’ve owned our stove since 2008 and have cooked more than a 1000 times with it. Our model is a bit older, but we would assume the newer model is just as good or better. Hope this helps and We’ll check out your blog as well and hope you have a great trip.

      The above video was the one and only time I had to repair this “o” ring and again this is after 7+ years of use.


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