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DaveG74

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Replacement bowl vent dampers
« on: June 06, 2020, 03:54:40 PM »
Anyone know the cost of replacing the bowl vent dampers through Weber? Mine are very loose and I keep forgetting to call during the week and can't seem to get through to customer service on weekends. I just want a cost comparison, cheapest I've found is 25$ with shipping.

Thanks
I swear, when I score a great deal on a 26" I'll stop buying grills... So often.

magic mike

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 04:29:13 AM »

DougWilsonsSlapper

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 04:59:37 AM »
I'm 10 cooks in on my 26er and on the 4th cook I noticed they were bent.  Either came that way or something happened.  Emailed Weber but haven't hear back.  See attached.
Anyone know the cost of replacing the bowl vent dampers through Weber? Mine are very loose and I keep forgetting to call during the week and can't seem to get through to customer service on weekends. I just want a cost comparison, cheapest I've found is 25$ with shipping.

Thanks

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DaveG74

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2020, 08:12:00 AM »
Thanks guys, grillparts.com was the cheapest I've found so far for the WSM dampers. Still wondering if direct through weber is cheaper and faster



https://www.grillparts.com/weber/weber-smokey-mountain-parts.asp?product_id=63015


I swear, when I score a great deal on a 26" I'll stop buying grills... So often.

magic mike

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2020, 08:54:32 AM »
Oh.............this IS the WSM forum, and I posted a link for the kettle.  Sorry! :-[ :-[

Dsorgnzd

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2020, 05:26:18 PM »
I'm in the same situation,  but I am going to try reshaping my old vents. They are just thin aluminum. I can buy the bolts and nuts to reattach them for a lot less than $25.

DaveG74

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2020, 08:41:49 PM »
Well I ordered them from Weber on 6/10 they were a few bucks cheaper than grillparts (which has them currently on backorder until 7/10), and once they were shipped only took 3 days Fedex ground plus a Saturday postal delivery.  Grillparts originally said 10-14 days to receive from Weber plus another 3-7 days from them. The funny part is the warehouse is about an hour drive from my house, yet fedex shipped up to New Berlin, WI then to Indianapolis, IN then to my local post office. Turned a 73 mile trip into a 561 mile odyssey. Arrived today for my birthday and now I have a Fathers day project.
I swear, when I score a great deal on a 26" I'll stop buying grills... So often.

DaveG74

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2020, 08:45:20 PM »
I'm in the same situation,  but I am going to try reshaping my old vents. They are just thin aluminum. I can buy the bolts and nuts to reattach them for a lot less than $25.

I hear you, I probably don't have the patience or the skill to shape them back as nice as I'd want them.
I swear, when I score a great deal on a 26" I'll stop buying grills... So often.

DaveG74

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2020, 07:47:34 AM »
What a difference with the new dampers. Holding temps steady.
I swear, when I score a great deal on a 26" I'll stop buying grills... So often.

MANCHAS2020

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2020, 06:59:20 AM »
Last year I ordered mine from Amazon.com and arrived in two(2) days since I am a Prime Member.

DaveG74

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2020, 08:24:05 PM »
Last year I ordered mine from Amazon.com and arrived in two(2) days since I am a Prime Member.
They are currently around $39 with shipping on amazon.
I swear, when I score a great deal on a 26" I'll stop buying grills... So often.

trza

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Re: Replacement bowl vent dampers
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2020, 03:18:51 PM »
Thanks guys, grillparts.com was the cheapest I've found so far for the WSM dampers. Still wondering if direct through weber is cheaper and faster



https://www.grillparts.com/weber/weber-smokey-mountain-parts.asp?product_id=63015



My quote from Weber was $17, but $7 shipping unless you buy $50. I want to upgrade to the new legs for my 18 but the last rep wouldn’t let me so I haven’t pulled the trigger.