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Lid on XL Egg

DonahuepDonahuep Posts: 1
edited 12:30PM in EggHead Forum
Just got our first egg...had the dealer deliver and assemble. The lid, however, won't stay open on it's own. I need to use one hand to hold the lid open which leaves me only one hand to deal with food, etc. Did the dealer improperly install the lid or did I miss a failing of the XL size? Thanks in advance


  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Yes, it appears the dealer did make a mistake.
  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    The lid of my XL stays open just fine, so would assume there must be an error in assembly.
  • CaptGrumpyCaptGrumpy Posts: 58
    I suspect someone has no idea how to assemble the hinge band assembly when they brought it to you. This is how the assembly should appear and the dome should slide back away from you when you open the dome and IT SHOULD STAY OPEN with no assistance.

    Good luck!
  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    Capt, looks like your XL hinges are the older style. Here are a couple of pics of the newer style. No pics in the open position, briskit a cookn'.

  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    I agree with Mike.This is what the new XL hinge looks like.



  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    Thanks Doug, Having problems with my pics.
  • CaptGrumpyCaptGrumpy Posts: 58
    Looks like we have both styles covered and the install is basically the same so if his hinges are mounted differently he should be able to detect the issue with it. B)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Your right Capt.It should look like one of these.My XL came with the hinge like yours,without the spring upgrade.That is one heavy SOB of a dome to lift without springs :) ;) This is what it looked like

  • dbdb Posts: 37
    I had the same problem on a large. I had the hinge on upsidedown.
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