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Greetings Gurus! I seem to be a Grillin' Damsel in Distress, again, this spring! *sigh* We recently replaced our stock Vision gasket with the shiny new white Nomex one! We were really excited about this, because we had done it on our previous kamado and it lasted and lasted and really improved the temperature control we were able to get. The stock one seemed to burn faster this time and pretty unevenly, but the first one we had nearly burned all up too, so we didn't really think anything of it. Unfortunately, 1 pizza cook and 2 smokes later and about 1/3 of our shiny new Nomex is burned right up!! *tear, sniff* When we had the seal off, I noticed that the lid is sitting pretty unlevel. I measured it after this catastrophe and there is about an 8mm difference from the left side that isn't burned (1cm / <1/2 inch) and the right side that is (1.8cm / ~3/4 inch). I noticed that when we're cooking there is a bit of air escaping on that side, so I'm thinking that if the lid was sitting level, then the seal would have been perfect and this probably wouldn't have happened. Obviously, I'd like to correct the unlevel lid issue, before replacing another $30 seal, so my question is has anyone seen this or have suggestions for how to fix it? I *think* it might be an issue with the hinge or lid assembly alignment (?). We don't see any pieces that look bent, but we do notice a bit of torque (1/2 inch) to the left, when lowering the lid, because it doesn't quite line up with the spring loaded catching post on the bottom. Any thoughts, suggestions, YouTube or article references would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your time and help! Grillin' Canuck