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Kamado Joe - Gasket Replacement

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14 minutes ago, J-Do said:

No, I'll have to try that. The gasket is for sure shot at the back, though. Right at the hinge point. I noticed smoke pouring out the back last weekend, and today I noticed it was fully compressed and peeling back (inwards), I figure I would order a replacement soon. Just wondered if there any any tricks on lining everything up while doing a replacement.


If you have smoke pouring out you probably have an alignment problem and not a gasket problem.  I did a test a while back and cooked at 225 degrees for 10 hours with no gasket on my grill.  There was some smoke leaking initially but when the draft got going you didn't see it any more.  I'd go ahead and replace the gasket but if your dome is out of alignment it is going to give you problems again in a short time.,

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1 minute ago, John Setzler said:


If you have smoke pouring out you probably have an alignment problem and not a gasket problem.  I did a test a while back and cooked at 225 degrees for 10 hours with no gasket on my grill.  There was some smoke leaking initially but when the draft got going you didn't see it any more.  I'd go ahead and replace the gasket but if your dome is out of alignment it is going to give you problems again in a short time.,

It does "feel" out of alignment. I've owned it for 3 years now, and it feels off. I was also able to slip a credit card under the dome lid in the front. I'll loosen it back up and report back. Thank you!

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Anybody replace the fiberglass gasket in the 2017 Classic?  Mine needs to be replaced (received damaged and waiting for parts) and sure would like to see what others may have done or better yet what mistakes to avoid.

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