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MELTED PADDING?!?!?!?!?!?!

On the fourth usage of my new BGE, rarely ever exposed to the searing temperatures, I got it up to 750-ish for about five or ten minutes, then attempted to open it only to find the pads stuck together, glue all gooey and pads themselves shrinking and distorting from heat. I can't imagine that's how it's supposed to be. What's the deal? I'm going to call BGE but I'm assuming if they knew of a stonger glue and fabric they would have already used it. What's a guy to do?

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  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Bud Jones,
    Its somewhat common. Often it's caused by food, grease, sauce, etc on the seals which acts as a glue and seals them together. If they are sealed now - you can use a fish filet knife or some very thin blade to cut them apart. Call BGE and they can get you a replacement gasket. Its good to have one on hand anyway. [p]Tim

  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Bud Jones,[p]Sorry to hear the news, but recovery is imminent. Read the thread in the archives posted earlier this summer. It should contain the information that you'll need.[p]Puj[p][p]
    [ul][li]http://biggreenegg.com/archives/2000/messages/51395.htm[/ul]
  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Tim M,[p]What'ya Egging today?[p]Puj
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