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Hey guys, 

New to the thread......my dad bought what I believe is an original Big Joe. Weve had it for a few years and its been a great grill/smoker, but recently the cages on the bearings started coming apart on it. The lid wont stay open on its own now. I know Kamado Joe started building replacement hinges, however, my dad doesnt have his paperwork from the manufacturer on it. Long story short, im not sure what the serial number is to know if the new hinge will fit this grill. Can you tell from looking at pictures to know if thehinge will fit? Attaching pictures for reference, if anyone has any ideas, im open to suggestions. Thanks in advance!

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Hey Steve, 

thabks for the comment back. Is that the replacement on the Kamado site? I’m pretty sure I’m out of the 5 year warranty........ so I’m struggling figuring out what the serial group this grill falls into to know if the new hinge they sell, works with this grill. Don’t wanna spend $250 if it’s not going to work, but would love to get it back fully functional too. Thanks again! 

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The new hinge KJ is making will also require the new thick gasket, for it to work properly. The new hinge creates to large of a gap at the rear of the grill, so the new thick gasket is required. You should plan on getting both, if you are going to replace the hinge. They used to sell replacement springs, so you could just replace the springs in the current hinge but I don't know if they still make them. 

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23 hours ago, smokincojo said:

Hey Steve, 

thabks for the comment back. Is that the replacement on the Kamado site? I’m pretty sure I’m out of the 5 year warranty........ so I’m struggling figuring out what the serial group this grill falls into to know if the new hinge they sell, works with this grill. Don’t wanna spend $250 if it’s not going to work, but would love to get it back fully functional too. Thanks again! 

Mine was under warranty. Check the number under the BJ, or in the manual (if you still have it).

 

BUT, you will also need the mesh gasket too.

 

This is the one supplied through the Australian distributor:

 

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