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New band issue

wattwizzwattwizz Posts: 33
edited 10:14PM in EggHead Forum
I just replaced my gasket and decided to replace my spring bands while I was at it sense they are about 20+ years old. The gasket turned out fine with no gaps after adjusting the dome. The springs will not hold the dome in the open position and I don't see any adjustment for this. Any help would be appreciated.

Greg
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,433
    Are you sure it's not upside down?

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

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

    Omaha, NE
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  • TRPIVTRPIV Posts: 278
    Hey Greg,

    Kind of new here, so maybe I'm not the best person to answer this, but...

    When you say you replaced the 'bands', did you actually replace both bands and the entire hinge assembly with the new model hinge?

    If so, are you sure it's installed the right way up?

    Heh - the more I look at the hinge, it'd be very hard to install it upside down:

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    Do you have any photos of your install?


    Ted
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  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,157
    I know there is a little difference in size on some of the older eggs.

    Now if your egg is made of clay we are taking a whole different beast.
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  • TRPIVTRPIV Posts: 278
    That's kind of what I was thinking too... If it's an older model - could the lid be heavier than one of the newer models.
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    double check that they are not upside down.. had trouble with our large top staying up... we had them upside down LOL for years.
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  • wattwizzwattwizz Posts: 33
    By do I feel stupid. Ya, upside down. What threw me was the original was all welded together and the bolts were on the left. On the new one the bolts were on the right so I installed by bolt position. I really am very mechanical. Thanks all!

    Greg
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    LOL thought so. hey don't feel stupid I have that covered, my egg was 6 years old and we had taken it to help cook at a troop cook in NH Celtic Wolf pointed it out to me with much glee :S
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,433
    wattwizz wrote:
    By do I feel stupid. Ya, upside down. What threw me was the original was all welded together and the bolts were on the left. On the new one the bolts were on the right so I installed by bolt position. I really am very mechanical. Thanks all!

    Greg

    Don't ask me how I knew. ;)

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

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

    Omaha, NE
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,433
    wattwizz wrote:
    By do I feel stupid. Ya, upside down. What threw me was the original was all welded together and the bolts were on the left. On the new one the bolts were on the right so I installed by bolt position. I really am very mechanical. Thanks all!

    Greg

    Don't ask me how I knew. ;)

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

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

    Omaha, NE
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  • TRPIVTRPIV Posts: 278
    Glad it was that simple.

    Your comment "I really am very mechanical" made me laugh out loud.
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