rberq wrote:Right about where the latch is on my loading door (harman mk I) I can see a red glow for the space of an inch or two, where the gasket doesn't contact the stove body. I put a straight-edge on the door, the stove body, and the gasket, and I can see that there's no warping, it's the gasket itself that is a little thinner at that one spot. It's not enough to bother with now -- I've had the stove going non-stop since early November and I'll be darned if I will shut it down while I can still walk and carry coal.
But -- come Spring -- how do I get the old gasket off? Just scrape it with a stiff putty knife? Is there some kind of solvent to dissolve the gasket cement and clean the surface before I install new gasket? Or is there some way to plump up the existing gasket in that spot, so I don't have to change it at all?
I had the same issue but for 8 inches. I called my Harman dealer. He came and adjusted the handle and now I cannot see into the stove by the door latch. I have had a lot of problems keeping the door latch (handle) on the load door adjusted properly. I am getting ready to request a new handle since I have only been using the stove for 4 weeks and the problem has existed for the entire time.