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Thread: Older model 18" WSM with leaking access door

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    Older model 18" WSM with leaking access door

    My pre-2008 model 18" WSM is still going strong although the access door has a slight bow to it. I'm hesitant to try and bend - in fact it's hard for me to see by eye. I am wodnering if I should try to order a factory replacement, or look into one of those heavier-duty aftermarket doors or even try a little gasket material around the edge.

    It does run a little hot (like 275) when I'm trying to keep it closer to 250 and suspect some oxygen is entering thru the gap.

    Thoughts?




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    Reshape it first, if you blow it, order a Cajun bandit. Shape SLOWLY, or you could increase the problem. I’m told this is not uncommon. More gunk will help too I suppose. Figuring which axis to correct and by how much can be the hard part.
    Mine leaks a bit too, considering the same options. Not worrying about very much, I seem to be able to keep temps under reasonable control fairly well.
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    Just ordered a new Weber replacement door for older WSMs. It actually fits pretty well and doesn't leak.
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    Lew, where did you order it?

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    Direct from Weber.
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