Hey, thanks for your note cep55. I would like BGE to acknowledge they have a problem (which they obviously do bast upon all of these posts sharing similar complaints about the cheapness of the vent), maybe suggest a fix, or better yet, hunker down and replace the inferior component. They obviously made it better in the past (I saw a 7 year old BGE with a much more solid vent assembly) and should consider going back to that component. Sorry to hear about your finger. You got it much worse than I did.