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MES Door seal problem

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
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.
post #2 of 9
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.
post #3 of 9
1/2 inch gap? Wow.
Are you missing the seal (rubber Gasket)?
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
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.
post #5 of 9
That would be no fun for a brand new purchase
post #6 of 9
What is keeping it from closing all the way, some mechanical interference?
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
It looks like the hinges are just mounted too far forward creating a big gap.
post #8 of 9
What Marty said...
post #9 of 9
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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