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Masterbuilt Door Leakage

post #1 of 6
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Hi gang,
I just picked up a new Materbuilt 40" from Cabelas. It's seasoning right now and I'm seeing a pretty good amount of smoke escaping around the door.
Has anyone dealt with this? I'm thinking there must be a heat resistant gasket that ago in there.
Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 6
I have a different smoker but this gasket works for any of the masterbuilt smokers. I have the same smoke leak, my wife ordered it for me for Christmas and I still haven't installed it haha...I'm a bit lazy like that.

Here's the link:

http://bbqgaskets.com/catalog_2.html
post #3 of 6

I had that when I got mine, and all I had to do was adjust the door latch a little tighter.

 

If that isn't your problem, I would call Masterbuilt, and tell them your problem.

 

 

Bear

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by worktogthr View Post

I have a different smoker but this gasket works for any of the masterbuilt smokers. I have the same smoke leak, my wife ordered it for me for Christmas and I still haven't installed it haha...I'm a bit lazy like that.

Here's the link:

http://bbqgaskets.com/catalog_2.html


I bought this gasket kit before I ever fired up my smoker.  It doesn't leak around the doors at all.

post #5 of 6

This RTV sealant has been used quite extensively my users here:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CHOA2VO/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Squeeze a thin layer all around the door frame, cover in saran wrap(So RTV doesn't stick to the door itself), close and latch the doors over night as it cures.

I did this with mine and now no smoke whatsoever leaks out the doors.

post #6 of 6
Does the door seal leak with the exhaust wide open ?? Smoker don't need to be air tight... You need good air flow for great smoked flavor...
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