What don't you like about your WSM?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jp61, May 24, 2014.

  1. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  I love my WSM and enjoy using it. 

    However, there is one thing that really pisses me off! Though, more than likely it's an operator issue.

    The center ring/section sticks to the lower charcoal bowl to the point where on my last smoke I couldn't take them apart. It was a PIA to start a fire. I haven't done it yet but, I'm assuming that after being used and the smoker still warm it'll come apart easy and a quick wipe-down should take care of my troubles. The dampers stick pretty good also but come loose fairly easily. I will definitely put some wheels on the beast because dragging it in and out of the garage is getting old also.

    Do you have any issues and/or solutions?
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    This was about the third or fourth time it has happened where the two sections stuck together. I was in a hurry to get the fatty going yesterday so I just dealt with it. Yes, I believe the cause is from the drippings and possibly expansion and contraction. When cold and not stuck together, it's a nice fit. The lid is a snap fit, which I like. My dampers also only stick when cold, but like I said, that's no big deal. Haven't taken it apart since last night, but, if it's still stuck (and probably will be) I'll take my heat-gun to it for a bit to loosen it up and clean it.
    Last edited: May 24, 2014

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