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BakerMan, that's exactly what happened. I had it up around 700 and after burping I opened it a little fast due to the heat and when it "hit" the fully opened point and met resistance from the hinge it fell out. Too hot for me to try to stop it.
I found a local dealer who had a replacement and it cost $180 with tax. I didn't apply the warranty with BGE because it really was my fault. However, they were helpful on the phone in helping me locate a nearby dealer. Going to put a beer can chicke…
Bands were loose and I knew it. I had the upper band loose due to alignment issues and it had been working fine. I had it up to 700 to sear some filet mignon and after burping I opened and I just had to watch as it fell out. Too hot to stop it.