I bought my egg already put together by the dealer. While the dome didn't line up perfectly with the base, it closed fine and had a good seal so I was ok with it. It also seemed to open slightly crooked, but just barely. I'm usually over anal about stuff like that so thought it was just me.
But now the dome doesn't open right, and I'm scared I might be causing damage to it. It doesn't seem to open exactly straight up, and after opening about an eight of the way there's a "hitch" or clicking feel (best I can describe it). When I look at the hinge and rings/bands when it opens, the bottom band by the hinge is moving just a little bit. There is no movement on the other side of the hinge.
Could it be that the ring is too loose (and could this be the cause of the hang-up)? I did see on the video to tighten the nuts enough to where the metal bends slightly...it's not bent on mine.
Anyone have an issue like this or know what might be going on? it's functional but I just want to make sure I'm not damaging the egg.