Ripped gasket on new Classic II in Kamado Joe Posted June 29 The same here. My Big Joe II arrived with a similar tear in the exact same spot. KJ shipped a new gasket to me within a week.....It's still in the bag in the garage somewhere. I'll fit it when the original gasket finally dies. Dont sweat over that tear... mine has done a load of cooking over the last 8 months with zero issues.