MES Door seal problem

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by speshalted, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Hello, I just bought a new MES 40" with the window from sams club. While breaking it in i noticed about a 1/2" gap around the door.

    I have adjusted the door clamp and I cannot seem to close this gap.

    I am wondering if this is something i should try and repair, or just take it back to Sam's Club because it is still new.
  2. marty catka

    marty catka Meat Mopper

    This is something I would just take back to Sam's as it is brand spanking new. Sounds like poor workmanship. Let Sam's deal with it.
  3. 1/2 inch gap? Wow.
    Are you missing the seal (rubber Gasket)?
  4. The seal is there, it just does not come close to the body of the smoker.

    Looks like I will be taking this back tonight.
  5. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    That would be no fun for a brand new purchase
  6. Strange.
    What is keeping it from closing all the way, some mechanical interference?
  7. It looks like the hinges are just mounted too far forward creating a big gap.
  8. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What Marty said...
  9. Yep,
    Take it back.
    My 30" model seals real well. I get a tiny smoke leak on the top right but only when I have a lot of smoke. Holds temp great, but I added some tiles for thermal mass on my unit (older 650 W model). The 1200 W unit must be great.

    One warning, 1200W is about 10amps. If you use an extension cord, make it as short and thick as possible. I would recommend a 12/3 at least, 10/3 if you can find one.
    Don't use a 14 gauge or higher.

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