I installed my new Rutland gasket yesterday (hopefully the image works). Everything worked out great. However, I'm getting some smoke bleeding out of one side (back hinge area to about 1/2 way up one side). It's minimal, but it covers about 1/4 of the top.
I did not unspring the bands when I removed them (mainly because I never thought I'd be able to get the springs back on). I loosened the band assembly and removed it in the closed position. During the reinstall the top band opened. I put the lid in the band and returned it to the closed position. I tightened the lower band then the top band. It seemed to fit fine, but I guess I've got a positioning issue? It holds temp. fine and steady. It also shuts down fine.
I plan on loosening the bands and repositioning things, but wanted to check in an see if anyone had this issue when removing the bands. Should I remove the springs? If so, is there an easy (easier, LOL) way?
Also will the loss of smoke/heat in that area damage the Rutland?