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SmokinSTLcubs

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Door popping open on model 1
« on: January 02, 2020, 11:35:32 AM »
Hey!
I am new to Smokin-it.  I ran into an issue last night while smoking  ribs.  The door was very difficult to close and actually popped open a couple times about 4.5 hours in.  Now I am a newbie and am probably checking too much, but my thermometer is coming tomorrow.  However I am concerned about the door. 
Also this morning, when I took the cover off to put the racks in after cleaning, the door popped open by itself.
Has anyone had a similar issue?  Am I doing something wrong, like shutting the door😂?
The ribs were fantastic by the way.  Thanks for all of your advice!

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Re: Door popping open on model 1
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 11:51:09 AM »
Not sure how latch could open even if there isn't any friction to hold it in closed position unless maybe the door isn't seated all the way down on the hinges. Pic is of the #1 hinge and shows how there is no gap between door side and body side of hinge.
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Re: Door popping open on model 1
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 07:32:13 PM »
Just make sure you have the latch locked down good. If you are locking it down and it is riding up on it's own, contact Steve.
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Re: Door popping open on model 1
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 08:32:21 PM »
Thanks for the information! My hinges look good, but the handle does creep up a bit, after I shut it.  I will contact Steve.
Thanks again

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Re: Door popping open on model 1
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2020, 09:21:25 AM »
I know the doors are harder to close when they first arrive and getting the latches down in place was tight but that loosens up a bit.

But I have a 3D and two latches, so I canít help other than that. Contacting Steve is good but if your ribs were great, then itís sealing well and keeping the temp. Thatís a good thing.
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Re: Door popping open on model 1
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 08:25:27 PM »
Thanks for all of your help.  Steve sent me a new door, and it works better.  Smoked a pork butt this weekend!

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Re: Door popping open on model 1
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 09:06:50 AM »
That is a first that I have heard of, glad that Steve was able to resolve it!
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Re: Door popping open on model 1
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 10:09:57 AM »
Cannot best SI and Steve for customer service. First rate!
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