Is this door adjustable?

Electric smoker:
The top left of the door has a gap of 1/4" between the gasket, so smoke escapes.
The company is sending a new door (warranty). The gasket is integrated in the door. It cannot be replaced independently.
It appears to be an alignment problem. The door is not bent and the gasket is not damaged.
Can it be adjusted for a better vertical alignment?
(large files)
<
http://i47.tinypic.com/i78mec.jpg
<
http://i48.tinypic.com/15qqckx.jpg
Thanks.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
says...

You can try loosening those screws and seeing if you can then adjust the door in/out or up/down.
It used to be that things like that were adjustable. Lately they make things cheap and you can't do that.
I modify things like that so they work properly. Make my own bracket or drill my own holes - whatever. I buy these things lately and they don't work properly out of the box. Glad I know how to fix things!
Note if you do not have the tools to make your own bracket, a machine shop may be able to do that for you. Tell them the problem and say you want to be able to adjust it.
Wait until you get your new door first of course!
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 11/29/2012 11:57 AM, Oren wrote:

Doesn't appear from the pictures to be misaligned particularly--the gap along the right hand side is uniform from top to bottom so it's not askew.
It would appear more likely the in/out alignment is off so the gasket isn't compressed. That would require shortening the hinge length.
I'd wait until had the new door before worrying--if there's a manufacturing defect in the first that the replacement solves, then no problemo. If the new doesn't fix the problem then use winding stick method to see if the face of the opening is, indeed, coplanar.
--
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I don't know for sure. But, I'd want to pull the two small phillips screws, upper left, take that cover off. See what's under there.
Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org .
Electric smoker:
The top left of the door has a gap of 1/4" between the gasket, so smoke escapes.
The company is sending a new door (warranty). The gasket is integrated in the door. It cannot be replaced independently.
It appears to be an alignment problem. The door is not bent and the gasket is not damaged.
Can it be adjusted for a better vertical alignment?
(large files)
<
http://i47.tinypic.com/i78mec.jpg
<
http://i48.tinypic.com/15qqckx.jpg
Thanks.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
4ax.com:

Take two more pics: 1) face-on to the door, 2) face-on to the left side.
No angles or rotation, but as dead-straight as you can get.
Also, as Stormin' Mormon pointed out, there are covers that you can easily remove. Take those off, then take another pic exactly like your first one..
--
Tegger

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

You can't? Then what's the roundy strip between the door and the smoker body? To my defective eyes, that looks like a gasket.

When I measure with my tape on screen with your pictures, that door seems mounted perfectly parallel with the body of the smoker. Have you checked that distance with your tape?
I have a suspicion that the entire hinge-area is too far away from the smoker, and the staining is happening at the top only because smoke rises.
Open the door with your right hand. With your left hand, insert a piece of paper at the top of the door, between the door-gasket and the smoker, where the staining is. Hold on to the paper.
Close the door with your right hand. The paper should end up trapped between the door and body. Now slide that paper downwards. Is it really loose until it hits a certain spot, or is it really loose all the way down?

Doesn't tell me much, unfortunately, except that the door seems straight left-to-right as well.
--
Tegger

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.