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stuck dome

smokinsoonersmokinsooner Posts: 161
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
I did a high heat cook/clean last night...and now I can't get the dome open, it's fused. I really don't have time to mess with it this morning, but any suggestions on getting it open tonight without doing damage?
BOOMER!

Comments

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,487
    I gently pryed mine open, which did nothing good for the gasket.  How about putting some big pieces of lump in the ash pit and lighting with a heat gun or torch?  Would that burn well enough to heat the dome and unstick it?  I suppose you could get some lump going outside the Egg and drop it through the chimney for the same effect.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    original gasket? if so consider it gone. If it's really stuck try a skinny putty knife, it won't damage the ceramic. could always try heating it up to loosen it. Put a starter cube in thru the draft door
  • Might be a good ideal to stop by and pick up a new gasket from your local dealer as this one is toast.
  • Also what I like to do after a High Heat cook is get the temp down to 350 then open it up every 15-20 min to help it cool down faaster and to ensure the gaskets are sticking together.
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    edited April 2012
    Just work a butter knife through in several places.  It will open right up.  Your gaskets a gonner though.

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,366

    This is probably way late but if you take a Olfa tupe razor knife carefully around between the gaskets you will be fine. I always find the gasket holds better after the first weld

     

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • thanks to all... knew the gasket needed to be replaced, and I needed a good cleaning. Just didn't think I would melt the gasket to the point I couldn't get back in. It took some prying, and a few "colorful" words to get it open again!
    BOOMER!
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