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I have an MSR Dragonfly white gas stove. It's recently been choking so I gave it an overhaul servicing. Now it burns hot like new... but it's become very finicky. If the flame extinguishes for a second, it's impossible to reignite without having to let the thing completely cool down and go through the entire process of re-priming the stove. I know this is what you're supposed to do, but I've never had to do this before. It's like I busted my stoves cherry, and she just ain't the same anymore frown.gif Anyone have any insights?

 

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Just traded in my Dragonfly for an XGK because the Dragonfly left me high and dry (for the second time) on a winter camping trip. I learned from the friendly and helpful Cascade Designs guy (they own MSR now) that the cone-shaped threads on the flame adjuster develop carbon deposits over time and cause the flame adjuster to no longer work properly. For $15, a special tool (that should have been provided with the stove in the first place) is available to solve this problem.

 

With a little convincing, I ended up trading in the Dragonfly for the XGK in an effort to be completely over this "problem" that MSR still does not address with their new stoves.

 

 

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I've had MSR liquid fuel stoves forever. However, this is the first time I've run into this problem (at least not been able to fix it.)

 

If I had it all to do over again, I think I'd get the MSR Super Fly. It's a canister stove that accepts a variety of canister types. Anybody have one of those? Do you like it? What don't you like about it?

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I have a special tool always in reach for the delicate job of stove diagnosics -

 

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