How to Troubleshoot a Camp Chef Gas Camp Stove

How to Troubleshoot a Camp Chef Gas Camp StoveCamp Chef gas stoves let you cook at your campsite like you do at home. It's important to have a well-maintained and properly running stove to keep you safe. Remember to set up and light your stove before you leave for your trip so you can fix any problems at home. If your stove isn't running properly, follow a troubleshooting strategy to figure out what's causing the problem.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Nylon kitchen sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Paper clip
Step 1
Shake the fuel tank to see if you can feel fuel. If the tank is too low, there won't be enough fuel to push through the hose to keep your stove lit.
Step 2
Adjust the hose's fit on the fuel tank. If the hose is not screwed down completely, fuel will escape. Make sure the threads on the hose and tank have not been damaged or the hose may come loose over time.
Step 3
Start at one end of the hose and carefully work your way to the other side to look for tears. Even a small leak in the hose can interfere with the performance of your stove.
Step 4
Clean the top of the burner. Use a nylon kitchen sponge and dish soap to clean any grease or debris from the top of the burner. A buildup of debris on the exterior of the burner can make it hard for fuel to pass through properly.
Step 5
Clean the interior of the burner. Take the valve off the burner. Use a paper clip to brush out anything that may be stuck inside the burner, causing gas to build up inside the stove.

Article Written By Kathrine Cole

Kathrine Cole is a professional outdoor educator. She teaches rock climbing, backpacking, cycling, and bike maintenance classes. She is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Wilderness First Responder, and a Leave No Trace Trainer.

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