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I just tried to replace my gasket on my Big Joe and there wasn't enough. I followed John's video but I was about 2 inches short. Did I make a mistake or is there just enough and I did not make it tight enough? Seemed like in the video there would be plenty. I did not even touch the vent gasket.

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I just tried to replace my gasket on my Big Joe and there wasn't enough. I followed John's video but I was about 2 inches short. Did I make a mistake or is there just enough and I did not make it tight enough? Seemed like in the video there would be plenty. I did not even touch the vent gasket.

 

You shouldn't have come up short.. Contact whoever sold you the gasket and get a replacement.

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I realize no one has replied in a year, but here's to holding out hope...

 

I recently noticed one of the nuts had fallen off my Classic Joe's hinges, and when I replaced it, I figured I would tighten the bands. Well, once I did that, it closed a little off, and it seemed to be more open at the front and had definitely "smushed" the band at the back. Looks like after 3 years it's about time to replace my gaskets. 

 

Is there any trick to realigning the lid to the base? I think it may be off.

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4 hours ago, J-Do said:

I realize no one has replied in a year, but here's to holding out hope...

 

I recently noticed one of the nuts had fallen off my Classic Joe's hinges, and when I replaced it, I figured I would tighten the bands. Well, once I did that, it closed a little off, and it seemed to be more open at the front and had definitely "smushed" the band at the back. Looks like after 3 years it's about time to replace my gaskets. 

 

Is there any trick to realigning the lid to the base? I think it may be off.

 

Did you try loosening whatever you tightened to see if it came back into position?

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Just now, John Setzler said:

 

Did you try loosening whatever you tightened to see if it came back into position?

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.

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