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Hello Folks,

I just got my Akorn put together a week ago, and did the seasoning burn, then I had to go away for a week for work! How's that for torture?? :-oAnyway, I noticed that I had some temp control issues. The ash pan seems a bit loose. There is a disk in the middle of the the ash pan, on top of a "pin" Is that supposed to slide into a groove on he underside of the main body?  I apologize if this has been discussed before; I am a new member and new Akorn owner. 

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It can be a bit tricky to slide it in there but that flat disk is supposed to rest on top of the grove.  I think this is designed as a safety feature in case one of the side hatches comes lose or breaks then hot coals won't drop to the deck or wherever you are keeping your grill.  If you see lots of smoke coming out of there then it's probably not attached quite right.

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I wasn't able to install the ashpan that way so it's just latched it works ok.  Problem is I need to look down through the smoker to do it but that's not possible when stooped down lol

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I put a piece of a replacement gasket for a Big Green Egg on my ash pan to help seal it up, as it was noticeably loose out of the box. It makes a tighter seal with the OEM gasket still in place as well when you clasp it on.

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13 hours ago, moloch16 said:

I wasn't able to install the ashpan that way so it's just latched it works ok.  Problem is I need to look down through the smoker to do it but that's not possible when stooped down lol

When installing turn the left handle to about 7-8 o'clock position and lift it into place. When you feel it slide into the slot turn it back to the position to latch it. Takes a few seconds the first couple of tries but becomes second nature after doing it a few times. Do the same turn when removing it too.

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