Originally Posted by boykjo
Well, I would take the washer and the tubes and take what you can get. You will need to clean up any rough edges or burrs on the stuffer and reassemble and you should be good to go. If you need anything I can machine anything you need and send it to ya. Your old tubes are probably still good but they have either some foreign material like carbon embedded into the stainless or its just a poor quality stainless. The old tubes can be passivated if you can find some pickling paste. If you get the new parts I'll think you'll be ready to go..As for LEM.....I wont recommend them no more. My experiences with Cabelas it would not have been handled like this...
Thanks for the offer Joe. LEM is sending the new tubes, and (1) washer, when they get them " back in stock".
It's all around poor quality on the stainless. The interiors are rough and porous. In comparison the stainless tubes from my enterprise are shiny and smooth on the interior just like the exterior.
I know the problem with the washer lies in the neck on the body that it rests on. Which I would grind down but it really shouldn't be my problem to take care of. Especially since I have a 1 year warranty.ee'll see how this plays out. I will get washer # two whenever that is (probably next December right after my warranty is up) and it will do the same thing and I'll send them more photos they'll offer to send a new washer. And so the cycle will continue.