I finally broke out my Partner Stove repair kit to replace a jet (was getting low flame from one burner) and decided to continue with examining the needle valve and o-ring.
Both were fine so just added a bit of vaseline to the o-ring as suggested by PS and proceeded to re-assemble.
That's where I got stuck
- for the life of me I can't get the stop nut to catch a thread.
Is there any particular technique you've found that works?
I just keep spinning the nut with the bet 7/8" wrench with no luck whether I keep the needle valve all the way or partly in.
Thanks for any help - I need to use this stove on the Rogue in a couple weeks.