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Mini question

deez20deez20 Posts: 6
edited 7:52AM in EggHead Forum
I just picked up my mini egg today to go with my large. It came with the new handle and band and after putting it together the hinge seems kinda loose. The hinge is bolted down tight to the bands but there seems to be a little bit of movement left and right so the egg top doesn't always line up perfectly with the bottom. Not sure if this is normal on the mini or something is up with my hinge. The hinge has screws in it which I can try to tighten if this isn't normal.


  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 1,702
    That is the way mine is no big deal I just slide it left or right.
    Jupiter Jim
    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!
  • mrdnksmrdnks Posts: 67
    mine is the same way, a little loose side to side.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Mine too.
    Colorado Springs
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  • deez20deez20 Posts: 6
    Thanks for the replies, guess it's a mini thing then.
  • Same issue here. I also had a harder time than expected spacing the top and bottom since you basically only have the top and bottom gasket width between the two bands. On my mini that means the bottom band sits a little high on the base. But like you, I thought my band was broken or defective, but I am accustomed to the wiggle now.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3

  • Yep, I've had mine a week - same thing -
  • Jersey DougJersey Doug Posts: 460
    cookingdude555 wrote:
    I also had a harder time than expected spacing the top and bottom since you basically only have the top and bottom gasket width between the two bands.
    Hmm... That's not good. I have the same condition on our Small. It makes it difficult to get a decent gasket seal - and impossible to get a really good one. I guess I'll be sticking with the old style bands on the Mini. (And if anyone has some old style bands for a Small that they're not using I'd be interested in working out some kind of a swap - seriously.)
  • Doug, I have the new bands on my small, absolutely no issues with them.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3

  • FLbobecuFLbobecu Posts: 309
    Do you mind posting a picture or two? I haven't seen any pictures of the new one..

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,521
    I put the new bands on mine and noticed the same thing.
    But I do like it staying open and to open wider....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 4,044
    Mine has a little slop as well Mickey but does close tight no matter how it sits. I'm only using gasket on base and still no issues.
    I agree, stil a better design.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
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