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Check those bolts!

Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,106
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
A couple of day ago I heard a big bang while cooking.  I looked all over for cracks and other mayhem, but did not find anything.  Today I found it.  The plate holding the left spring on the XL had come apart.  I found all the hardware, and put it back together.  I checked all the bolts on both the XL and the LBGE and found many that would take some tightening.




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

Comments

  • njlnjl Posts: 865
    Only a 5 year warranty on that part.  How old is the egg?
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,106
    Only a 5 year warranty on that part.  How old is the egg?
    7 months.  Nothing broke, it just came apart.  I found the pieces and put it back together.

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

  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    Glad it worked out.
  • njlnjl Posts: 865
    From the picture, I thought part of the hinge the spring connected to had sheared off.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    Glad you were able to find the parts and reassemble.
    A couple weeks ago while I had the tools out to build a patio swing, I gave everything a tightening on mine. I can definitly see putting this into the routine.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • joe@bgejoe@bge Posts: 394
    A couple of day ago I heard a big bang while cooking.  I looked all over for cracks and other mayhem, but did not find anything.  Today I found it.  The plate holding the left spring on the XL had come apart.  I found all the hardware, and put it back together.  I checked all the bolts on both the XL and the LBGE and found many that would take some tightening.



    Yep - good advice...I found the nuts pretty loose on my Large after a year of use.  I check them routinely now.

  • Good reminder.

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  • rickHPrickHP Posts: 49
    My Egg was assembled before delivery and I've found a couple of the bolts loose - almost lost a wheel and the lid ended up wobbly after a few uses. Definitely worthwhile checking everything.
  • texbaggertexbagger Posts: 90
    Put my own together and know all the nooks and crannies. I just wanted to get intimate with all that porcelain. LOL
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    +1
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • Don't go too crazy with a monster wrench on those bolts, they don't take well to major torque. I've messed them up on other stuff (not on a BGE).  Tight is good, killing them isn't....
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