ontheroad wrote:well looking at mine looks to me when they put it in they cut it a little short and dosent catch all of the front as for the plate it is the one bolted to the top loading door has 4 acorn nuts on it that holds the gasket in place my thoughts are could you just glue a piece of rope gasket in place of the flat one
I would just replace the gasket with a new one. You want to have a good seal around the load hole and keep it clear from debris. You don't want any exhaust leaks coming from there. That could create a CO problem. I think that gasket is thin so it will not put pressure on the hinges. Its very easy to change once the stove is out. If the stove is still going you could just get the correct gasket from your dealer. They cut the length, so have them cut a little extra and try to glue the piece you need, until you replace the old one.