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Dome not closing on large

My dome won't close all the way with out really pulling forward and down, I have tried tightening all the bolts...seems like I made worse when I tightened the bolts holding the springs. All the bolts can still turn in their holes though so I think the closing mechanism is just worn out. Not sure if it is a warranty deal or not, I will give them a call tomorrow. Anyone else have this happen? Thanks, Bill

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  • AdamdAdamd Posts: 160
    I had it happen only once but that was after I was making sure all the bolts were tight and I guess I made them just a touch to tight. I adjusted and all was fine. 

    I hope you get yours figured out soon!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,352

    If this happened "out of the blue" then something may be worn but I have never heard of the springs/closing mechanism wearing out. I would loosen up the bolts on the hinge mechanism (not the band bolts!!!) and see if you get any relief.  Just an opinion....

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  • Crispix49Crispix49 Posts: 190
    If its me, I'd pretty much remove the lid and start over. This video helped me in lining up the dome:
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,577
    Happened to me. Loosen everything, tighten back.
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