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Topic: I roast gasket (40 lines)
1) From: Aaron
I posted earlier to this topic but forgot to mention this tidbit.
The gasket does get flattened down as was mentioned by someone else who 
answered the question.
another thing you can try is... a lot of times the gasket does get 
crunched a bit, but mostly it's like a very very slight groove in the 
middle of the actual sealing surface.
take the gasket out gently.. pull it a bit to stretch it.....  don't get 
carried away with it like you are playing with a rubberband and are 
trying to smack someone across the room with it, but give it a few 
gentle pulls to give it a small amount of stretch.  stretch it like you 
are trying to pull it open and not like you are trying to deform it's 
... its... circleness ie like you are going to shoot it....
now put it back in and see if that helps any. 
On the previous gasket comment, you will notice that the rubber gasket 
has little spikes in it to hold  it on the top.. of course you will need 
to cut out holes in your gasket for those to go through to mate with the 
surface....  use the lid as a guide.... you can get a scribe or 
something and press / poke around and feel where the holes should be and 
push it through as a guide then take it out and enlarge them slightly....
your gasket IS wearing out and will need to be replaced soon, and sadly 
you can't get just that part from hearthware, they want to sell you the 
entire assembly. but this might help get a little more use out of it 
before it gives up the ghost completely.
if this sounds confusing, e mail me and I can explain in detail possibly 
send a few pictures.
aaron


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