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TXFlyGuy

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Kenmore - Weber Grill (1979)
« on: July 14, 2018, 04:06:23 AM »
We own a 1979 Kenmore Grill built by Weber for Sears. It is a classic Weber kettle grill. The internal ash pan has rusted out. We are looking for a replacement. Does anyone know where this part can be found?

The charcoal grate sits on top of the ash pan. I contacted Weber, they said they have no parts for this.

HoosierKettle

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Re: Kenmore - Weber Grill (1979)
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 04:55:00 AM »
Haha. Good luck. Thatís a rare and sought after part by many. Iíd love to find one.


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Schaefd2

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Re: Kenmore - Weber Grill (1979)
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 05:58:44 AM »
I wanna see a pic of this! Please post one (or several).


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TXFlyGuy

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Re: Kenmore - Weber Grill (1979)
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 09:25:26 AM »
Here are some photos. The grill is still very serviceable, just needs a new ash pan.
Well...if someone can advise how to upload a photo from my pictures library, I would be happy to show some pictures.
And, a third party host is not in the program. It is to be uploaded from my library, or a post on FB.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 09:31:44 AM by TXFlyGuy »

SmokenJoe

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Re: Kenmore - Weber Grill (1979)
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 10:10:28 PM »
@TXFlyGuy   Hello and welcome to the WKC from Eugene, Oregon.  What you describe above sounds to me to be a Happy Cooker (Weber competitor of the past) kettle.  They were made in various colors and had some innovative features.  Of course, this evaluation is based on your description of an "internal ashpan".  As mentioned by HoosierKettle, the "ashpan" is a sought-after/prized HC component that functions just as well in a Weber daisy-wheeler   ...   so not so easy to locate :(

SJ
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SmokenJoe

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Re: Kenmore - Weber Grill (1979)
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 10:19:34 PM »
@TXFlyGuy   The purpose of the ashpan is to stop ashes from clogging the air intake dampers during longer cooks.  You might try a large pie pan or some such that fits in a manner similar to your old ashpan.   Drill some extra holes (similar to your old ashpan) and mount it in a fashion similar to your old ashpan  ...  until your Craigs List search results in a local HC cooker w/ an intact ashpan.   I don't use mine for short cooks, I just bump the side of the bowl and use a tinker-toy stick :)

SJ
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Looking for Dark Blue MBH 22", Dark Green MBH 22", Yellow MBH 22", Glen Blue MBH 22", Avocado MBH 22".

TXFlyGuy

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Re: Kenmore - Weber Grill (1979)
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 04:46:27 AM »
The HC was made by Weber for Sears, sold under the Kenmore label. I bought the less expensive model, without an external ash collector. In 1979, it was $30.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2048103112185924&set=pcb.850449441819868&type=3&theater&ifg=1

SmokenJoe

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Re: Kenmore - Weber Grill (1979)
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 11:30:49 AM »
Interesting history.  Different than the one I'm aware of, though.  My mid-eighties HC was made by UNARCO and purchased at a local general goods store for $19.9x according to the price sticker on it's wheel.  Weber sued UNARCO, and won, and they quit the kettle business.  As I mentioned earlier, the HC's are a very stable and useful piece of charcoal cooking history.

TXFlyGuy;  do a search by @Idahawk titled "The Happy Cooker"  for a little more info.   Best of Luck on your continued ashpan search.

SJ
"Too Beef, or Not too Beef" ...

Looking for Dark Blue MBH 22", Dark Green MBH 22", Yellow MBH 22", Glen Blue MBH 22", Avocado MBH 22".