Author Topic: Wheels that donít lock  (Read 754 times)

Becausethewind

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Wheels that donít lock
« on: August 17, 2022, 11:27:08 AM »
Set up my smoker earlier in the week.   Added the casters but the wheels donít lock the plastic stopper doesnít seem to engage and the wheels also donít stay straight so when moving the smoker they move in all diťdrico a stopping you from moving forward.  What could be an elegant and graceful entrance to the area becomes a bit cumbersome and filled with expletives lol


Anyone else have this issue with their wheels ?

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Re: Wheels that donít lock
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2022, 02:14:27 PM »
Not sure I understand.  My casters when they lock act as a brake, the wheels stop moving so the smoker stays in one place.  The locks are not to stop the casters from swiveling/pivoting.
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Becausethewind

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Re: Wheels that donít lock
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2022, 08:34:47 PM »
Sorry for the confusion.

The plastic stoppers for the wheels donít clamp down at all so they never stop the wheels.   As an aside when Iím moving the smoker the wheels donít stay straight and just start swiveling all over the place when rolling.

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Re: Wheels that donít lock
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2022, 10:54:04 PM »
My wheels are fine.  No issues at all.
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Re: Wheels that donít lock
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2022, 12:42:49 AM »
Have the wheels changed?  I don't think there were any plastic parts on any of mine.
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Re: Wheels that donít lock
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 03:34:41 PM »
Hi. Hereís a photo of the wheel lock.  It doesnít engage with the wheel
At all

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Re: Wheels that donít lock
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2022, 04:58:53 PM »
Yeah... those are totally different from all that I've seen in the past.  Mine have a metal 'butterfly' rocker on the side of the wheels that lock.
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Re: Wheels that donít lock
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2022, 11:35:38 PM »
Put your foot on that lever with the black oval and step down on it with a lot of weight. It will pivot down about 45 degrees and your wheel will be locked. It unlocks easier than it locks. I don't expect mine to last long but time will tell.

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Re: Wheels that donít lock
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2022, 08:19:53 PM »
It may take some time to break them in since it is new.  A spray with silicon on the pivot may help.
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