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Gasket Change

No Flo RomeNo Flo Rome Posts: 55
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I have had my egg for about 6-7 years. Never changed the gasket. When will I know to change it. Seems to cook great but I dont notice much of a gasket there now.The pictures I see of peoples eggs have visible gaskets and you cant really make out my gasket. It is very flat and black almost not visible at all. Am I losing out on something with an almost existent gasket? -r


  • EggspertEggspert Posts: 142
    I have a sbge/LBGE combo and the small has no gasket. I really don't think it make a difference, as long as you can sleep at night.
  • hahahaha Count your blessings! If you can hold a steady, low temperature and your egg will shut down when you want it to, you're golden.

  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Well if you don't see it smokin' out the sides, your good. Mine is pretty much smashed and flat but no leaks so I don't care.
  • My Egg is 5years old, just changed the gasket last week for the first time when I noticed smoke coming from the gasket area. Good to go now!! No need to change until the smoke appears.

    Dunedin Fl
  • CamanoCamano Posts: 134
    I lost my gasket on my large about a month after buying it. Have not had one since and it is working great, it leaks a bit but no big deal. Perhaps the only down side is it does not shut down as quick so I burn a bit extra lump.
  • My XL is about five months old and did leak a little smoke around the back hinge. I repositioned the bands and re-tighten the bolts with some improvement. Still leaks a little some times, but holds the temp and shuts down like it should.

    Best improvement I've made re shut down-time is adding a gasket to the green weather cap. That made a big difference. I added the gasket based on the good recommendations here on the forum.

    Marthasville, MO
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