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Daisy Wheel stuck. Help!

JaymeJayme Posts: 2
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hello!  I'm new to this forum/owning a big green egg.  I purchased a small used from a guy moving out of town.  It's been working great and I'm already planning on saving up for a large!  I have one problem with this used one.  The daisy wheel/cast iron top is stuck on the egg.  I'm not entirely sure what the best way is to get it off.  I don't want to damage the egg!  It works fine as it, but it would be nice to be able to removed it and put on the ceramic top.



  • pezking7ppezking7p Posts: 132
    I use a stick to break mine free, I use it like a spear, not a baseball bat. 
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Have you tried lighting the egg and seeing if it comes off once hot?
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Maybe use a non toxic lubricant. Something like water, Crisco, or Pam. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Ask the seller if they glued or siliconed it.
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  • TripleDTripleD Posts: 14
    WD-40 works on everything.
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    WD-40 works on everything.
    Except the food you give to your family.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    blowtorch? heat up the daisy wheel top and it should expand, releasing it. Or build a fire inside and pull off with a pair of leather gloves.
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 458
    Any chance the guy put a gasket on the top? Has the daisy wheel ever come off. Yes, I'd try taking it off when hot.
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  • pezking7ppezking7p Posts: 132
    edited April 2012
    This happens to my daisy wheel almost every time I use it due to juices from meat, etc.  Just bump it with a stick a few times until it comes loose. 

    Edit: WHOOPS, already answered this thread.  Sorry!
  • JaymeJayme Posts: 2
    Thanks for all the replies!  I just used a screw driver from the under side and that bumped it free!  It was very, very gooped up though so I will give it a good cleaning.
  • MO_Smoke1MO_Smoke1 Posts: 21
    I always store mine with the wheel opened up. That way it is open while I'm trying to get the fire going. It will loosen up when it gets hot.
  • If its really locked up, just drop it in the egg for a really hot burn. You'll have to reseason it after, but whatever is locking it up should break free during the burn.

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  • ShawnShawn Posts: 356
    I use canola oil!
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