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XL dome binding

I've noticed lately that my dome on my XL has been binding when I put the lid down. It usually binds at the half way point. Any thoughts?
Mark Annville, PA


  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Yes, the side arm on either side may be too tight at the joint or slightly bent (especially if you forced it down). I ultimately replaced mine after much angst
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,148
    When I recently replaced the bottom of the XL I could not get it aligned.  Finally figured out I needed to loosen the hinge connections to the band, adjust an re-tighten.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Thanks guys. My XL is 2 years old. I guys things have just gone out of adjustment. Loosen and retighten everything.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • As part of the loosen, adjust, re-tighten procedure, apply some lube to the pivot points and don't overtighten. Worked for me when I had XL hinge issues.
    Large BGE and a couple non-greenies
    Roanoke TX
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,632
    edited October 2013
    Check the end of the bolts and make sure they are not touching the band. It will cause the bolt, at times, to self tighten. I pulled mine off and ground it a little shorter. Others have flipped the bolt around.

    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • Finally got the wrenches out and got it fixed. The hinge bolt that connects the lower hinge to the dome band tightened up over time. I loosened it up, made some other adjustments just because and now my dome is sealed tighter than ever before.
    Mark Annville, PA
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