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charred

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Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« on: July 30, 2020, 04:49:42 AM »
Like some of you, my GB 26 arrived damaged. In my case, there was a sizable ding/porcelain pop on the lid rim. A warranty claim was processed quickly/easily online and Weber sent a confirmation email.

I'm in no hurry as I wait for a new lid. I thought a separate thread to record this aspect of the GB 26 experience might be of interest.

I haven't contacted Weber re: expected wait time. If you have, please post that, or any other related info, here.

PS- I LOVE my GB 26!
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 04:57:51 AM »
I posted on the Facebook group a posted about what an issue is and what an issue is not.  We are starting to see people complaining about leg sockets not being perfect.  Hopefully we can avoid the disaster of misinformation we saw with the Red LE.  Weber really did a cool thing with the 26 GB, hopefully we can reciprocate back, as we have been complaining for years about the lack of colors.  Well, they are listening.
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cclinard1

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 05:30:34 AM »
Mine had some paint defects and the handle was uneven.  Have a warranty claim in progress for new lid and bowl.  Rep told me they didn't have an estimated ship date as of a couple days ago.

bamakettles

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Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 05:55:51 AM »
Mine has a porcelain pop on the lid about 8 inches down and to the right of the vent and another mark on the other side.  It also had some color issues on the leg sockets and ash pan tabs, but I feel those are normal.  My replacement lid was supposed to be in stock yesterday (7/29) and I'm supposed to get a shipping email confirmation when it heads my way.  I did get a shipping email the other day and I logged into my Weber account and it says they're sending me a cook book.  I thought that was nice.

Kneab

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 06:12:36 AM »
I do not have a new Glen blue or have one on order. But I feel the issue with the leg sockets and ash catcher tabs would be a non-issue for me. However if there was any porcelain pops, damage to the leg sockets, to the lid or bowl due to it being dropped on its side or bottom I would file a claim with Weber.

To you guys that have received these grills, they look great. I wish I didn't already have 3 26ers. I would have ordered one of these in a minute.

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« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 10:53:04 AM by Kneab »
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charred

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 07:28:44 AM »
I wish I didn't already have 3 26ers. I would have ordered one if these in a minute.

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 07:56:55 AM »
I do not have a new Glen blue or have one on order. But I feel the issue with the leg sockets and ash catcher tabs would be a non-issue for me. However if there was any porcelain pops, damage to the leg sockets, to the lid or bowl due to it being dropped on its side or bottom I would file a claim with Weber.

To you guys that have received these grills, they look great. I wish I didn't already have 3 26ers. I would have ordered one if these in a minute.

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Fat Tony

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 02:38:08 PM »
After a couple of cooks on this beauty I notice blue chips by the front leg! First thought was "Oh f*ck!" Upon inspection I couldn't find where it came from. Mrs. Fat Tony found where it came from, where the handle meets the bowl.
No biggie, thank God. I'll keep an eye on that area and oil as needed. I love all my Webers equally.

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charred

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 03:48:57 PM »
Wth.
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Bob BQ

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2020, 09:50:13 PM »
Here we go....


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charred

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2020, 02:18:18 AM »
Overnight email confirmed lid replacement has shipped! ETA: Friday. Fingers crossed. :)

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bamakettles

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2020, 03:36:51 AM »

Overnight email confirmed lid replacement has shipped! ETA: Friday. Fingers crossed. :)

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Same here! 


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WNC

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2020, 07:01:37 AM »
This gives me hope that they’ll be available again sometime soon 🤞


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Weberguy

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2020, 04:20:34 AM »
On July 25, my replacement bowl was unavailable, but it has now shipped and will arrive on Friday!
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bamakettles

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Re: Thread for damaged GB 26 replacement experience
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2020, 10:55:31 AM »
So this arrived yesterday, free of charge.  Lid scheduled to be here Friday....  I'd say they're really trying.  Kudos to Weber!

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