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Issue with my egg... dome alignment off after 7 years

anezanez Posts: 147
Hey all, had a question and was wondering if you have ever come across it.

My egg is about 7 years old and the gasket has been long gone. but now it seems like there's a bigger gap between bottom and top of dome. when I close it I can clearly see in through the slit, which is adding more oxygen and causing it harder to keep temps down and then the shut down, as it burns more charcoal.

It looks like it has an underbite, as the top has shifted back a little bit. Has this happened to anyone? Is it as simple as unscrewing and realigning everything?

I don't think I need a gasket because those seem not important... but maybe I should? 

Thanks for any help!


  • TakTak Posts: 136
    I had the same issue....I got new bands and it fixed it right egg is about 9 yrs old
  • anezanez Posts: 147
    Thanks, tak. how'd you get the new bands? Through big green egg or dealer where you got them?
  • anezanez Posts: 147
    figured out these answers with a search on the site. will get new bands and replace. appreciate it! 
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 1,662
    I had mine replaced under warranty 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,209
    I had mine replaced under warranty 
    Same here
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