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Fire Ring Crack

I was just cleaning out my coal in the fire box and noticed that the fire ring has a vertical crack clean through.  Is this normal/does anyone have experience with this?  If so, will it hinder my cooking?  Also, is this an item under warranty?  My egg is less than 3 months old and I wouldn't think that any of the ceramic components would've cracked by now.
XLBGE- Napa, CA by way of ATX


Comments

  • caneggercanegger Posts: 538
    edited March 2013
    It will be under warranty. Ceramics are lifetime warranty but you will still be able to cook with it just if you move it do it easy
  • Mine is less than 3 months and cracked too. Local dealer said it would be in the next shipment from the mothership...no hassles and really no effect on performance that I've noticed.
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,135
    edited March 2013
    I'd report it to your dealer and get a replacement then continue to use the old one until you think its affecting your cooks. Or until you move it and it falls apart.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • hoofalooshoofaloos Posts: 147
    That's a load off.  Thanks folks!
    XLBGE- Napa, CA by way of ATX


  • J_QueJ_Que Posts: 203
    It won't hinder your cooking in any way.
    I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me.
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Mine did the same thing replaced under warranty no issue. I did notice that it got more air with the crack and I had to open my vents up a bit more once I got a new one.
    Lynnwood WA
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I've had the Mothership replace two or three of them over the years.  Just take a picture and email it to them.
  • Mine cracked, I emailed the Mothership. Got an email back stating it is covered by the warranty and to take a copy of the email to a dealer and have them order one for me. Or pay $30 and have one shipped to my home.  Pretty easy.
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