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Customer Support

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm a new Egg owner (2 weeks) and new to the forum as well.  We have an issue with the Thermometer that came with the Egg.  I reached out to Customer Support over a week ago and haven't even received an acknowledgment of receipt.  I understand that they may be busy but customer support should be centered around managing a customer's expectations.  Traditionally, I have received fantastic support from other manufacturers (Napoleon, Weber, etc.,) and expected the same from Big Green Egg! Does anybody have any additional contact information besides what is posted on the website.  Thanks!  Brad.    

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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,857
    Think someone has Bruce's contact, but if it's with your thermo, what's the issue?  

    I'm sure one of us can help you out.  
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  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262

    Welcome. Have you tried going through your dealer? That is how BGE seems to prefers it to work.  
    Phoenix 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,414
    Call Bruce, as mentioned. In addition, ask your dealer. For me, that has always been my first point of contact and I've never needed to contact HQ.
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 4,145
    Go to the dealer you bought it from.  That is how the egg brand works. 
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • Think someone has Bruce's contact, but if it's with your thermo, what's the issue?  

    I'm sure one of us can help you out.  

    Matthew:

    Thanks for the response and advice.  In regards to the issue with the Thermometer...  When I was cleaning it up after the 2nd use, I noticed what appeared to be scratches on the Thermometer.  See attached photo.  Given that I purchased an Official Big Green Egg cover along with the Egg, I was surprised that the cover would cause this type of damage.  

    Upon further inspection, they are not scratches from the cover as initially suspected, they are actually internal to the thermometer (there is no sign whatsoever of wear or imperfections on the exterior of the thermometer).

    I have no idea what could possibly cause this type of damage to the thermometer, given that I believe I have followed direction and taken every precaution as outlined in the owners manual. 
  • Thanks everyone else for your responses and advice in regards to contacting my dealer.  I spoke with him on Saturday and he had never seen anything like this.  I have no concern about whether or not the defective thermometer will be replaced, I'd like to understand the cause.  Thanks again!
  • yljktyljkt Posts: 799
    My medium's thermo has that issue. Never gave it alot of thought. Then again its crazing, too, after a year.  
  • Big_Green_CraigBig_Green_Craig Posts: 1,578
    Just go to the local dealer where you purchase the Egg. They will help. Technically, that is the correct way to do it. 
  • dougcranndougcrann Posts: 1,129
    Just go to the local dealer where you purchase the Egg. They will help. Technically, that is the correct way to do it. 
    The dealer is not the one that makes the final call on warranty stuff, least not ceramics and hinges. They have to go thru the distributor.....least that is what the distributor told me. I just had the band's on our Large replaced under the warranty....again. Set that they replaced came from Bruce. Contacted the wonderful woman that handles the warranty stuff at AES, she had to go thru Bruce still...
  • pineypiney Posts: 1,478
    Oh sh!t!!
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    Had a new thermo on my MM get condensation inside in the first week of ownership.  Took it back to the dealer (Roswell Hdwr) the next week and walked out with a new one.  Go to your dealer.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Big_Green_CraigBig_Green_Craig Posts: 1,578
    dougcrann said:
    Just go to the local dealer where you purchase the Egg. They will help. Technically, that is the correct way to do it. 
    The dealer is not the one that makes the final call on warranty stuff, least not ceramics and hinges. They have to go thru the distributor.....least that is what the distributor told me. I just had the band's on our Large replaced under the warranty....again. Set that they replaced came from Bruce. Contacted the wonderful woman that handles the warranty stuff at AES, she had to go thru Bruce still...
    Correct. I was simply explaining why he hasn't heard from the mothership. You've got to go through the proper channels. At least that's how it's supposed to work. 
  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,153
    The cracks you are seeing are related to a manufacturing issue where residual stress from the molding process are present in the plastic.  Sometimes these cracks are undetectable at the time of manufacture but will ultimately appear as environmental conditions allow the stress to "evolve" in the form of those cracks aka crazing. 

    It is definitely a manufacturing issue and I'm sure your dealer will take care of you.
    Kirkland, TN
    2 LBGE, 1 MM


  • Thanks everyone for all your support, assistance and advice! Very much appreciated! Just a quick update....  I never did hear anything back from the company itself (which I still believe is a customer service fail, process or not) but I took the thermometer back to my dealer and he replaced it without question.  He also said that he had never seen anything like it before.  Thanks again everyone!
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,887
     The dealers are customer support for the company I don't think there's any customer support at corporate  except one dude named Bruce 
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  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,142
    FWIW, while I understand the process, if your website is going to have an email address for customer support (which the BGE site does), it should be monitored and, at the very least, have someone send an email telling customers to see their local dealer. Otherwise, it makes customers feel ignored, as in this case.
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  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,229
    Just go to the local dealer where you purchase the Egg. They will help. Technically, that is the correct way to do it. 
    That or just go straight to Roswell Hardware, another technically correct way, right @biggreencraig?
    New Albany, Ohio 

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