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wow mini bge cracked.. during burn clean?

I was cleaning up the mini yesterday and did a burn clean. Funny I mentioned in griffins threads they made me nervous. Well cleaning off my old gasket the mini is cracked. Disappointed and a bit nervous how the dealer we will handle this.
What could I have done wrong? I did burn clean, then used it for brats...

Mini is 8 months old or so.
Seattle, WA
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  • If you bought it new, it will be covered.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • You did nothing wrong. It's made to get that hot. If its new call the dealer. You'll get a new free warrenty replacement part.


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    XLBGE 
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,706
    Called dealer , said pics or bring by and then in distributor hands. Sounds promising.... good.
    Seattle, WA
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  • Same thing happened to my XL: base, fire grate, fire ring. Sent pics on a Wednesday, picked up replaced stuff on Monday. Lifetime warrenty is legit.

     

    BOOMER!
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,706
    edited January 2013
    Pics sent , use in the meantime Safe? Checked all other parts seem fine. Will they just give me a base?

    Seattle, WA
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Wow, that stinks. I would imagine you'd have no trouble with getting a new base under warranty.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,706
    Cracked 8 month old egg I can stop the craigslist searches I do at times as the case for new and under warranty has been made. Loud and clear!
    Seattle, WA
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  • Bummer Skinny.  You will probably get just the base.  Lots of old cracked vase have been recycled as planter. 
    Go over to Bubba Tim's website he has a very good video about replacing gaskets and removing the band.  Just make sure you have some plastic zip ties handy.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • No, I would not use it in that condition.   JMO

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,519
    edited January 2013
    I bought two of my Eggs second hand and I fear this happening to me and not having a warranty to fall back on. I'm sorry about your crack problem.

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,706
    Couldn't resist, took some precautions and did some rib eyes. It hung in there.
    Seattle, WA
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,468
    Skinny for the first time in years I disagree with Smitty. Use it till your new one gets here. Bet it will last several years in fact.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,468
    edited January 2013
    If worried till replaced. Go to big box type store and buy a big wire hose clamp and put that around it. LawnRanger has one of his Minis like that for years and he travels with it.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,706
    Yeah, I will use lightly. Got it up to 450 no issues last night. It should hang in there until replaced. Just love this little thing
    Seattle, WA
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,470
    The base of one of my larges has been cracked for six months.  I still cook on it weekly with no problems.  I've just been too lazy to pull it out of the table and replace it.  It's gonna make a great pot for a patio tomato!!

    Mike

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

    Omaha, NE
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  • Mickey said:
    Skinny for the first time in years I disagree with Smitty. Use it till your new one gets here. Bet it will last several years in fact.
    I certainly feel better if there were to be an unexpected house fire I suggested against....LOL.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,706
    Zzzzzzzzz someone wake me when i get a replacement. Still waiting.....sheesh
    Seattle, WA
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,589
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • LitLit Posts: 4,026
    You waiting for your dealers next shipment? I love living close to the retail store they replace everything on the spot.
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