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Old 05-09-2017, 12:33 AM   #1
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Stovetop grate keeps bouncing off

We've been noticing the stovetop grate keeps coming off after driving/towing. I thought initially the legs were not pushed into the stovetop, but even after I put it back on properly, it's usually out after a short trip. I know the roads in Portland are full of potholes, but does anyone have any ideas for securing it?
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:46 AM   #2
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If we are talking about the same stove top, I have three burners and three 'grates'. You squeeze the grate near the opening in it to compress it and then place it in the slots. When you let go, it expands and won't release until you compress it.
I've never had a grate come loose over miles of washboard and potholes.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:11 AM   #3
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We've been noticing the stovetop grate keeps coming off after driving/towing. I thought initially the legs were not pushed into the stovetop, but even after I put it back on properly, it's usually out after a short trip. I know the roads in Portland are full of potholes, but does anyone have any ideas for securing it?
Hi: DMPortland... All you need to do is pry/expand the grate a bit so it requires more compression to get it back in the holes. That will make it hold in there. I've had to do ours a couple of times. Alf
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Hi: DMPortland... All you need to do is pry/expand the grate a bit so it requires more compression to get it back in the holes. That will make it hold in there. I've had to do ours a couple of times. Alf
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Alf,
I have to do that sometimes to my belt on my pants, particularly after a big meal...
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If we are talking about the same stove top, I have three burners and three 'grates'. You squeeze the grate near the opening in it to compress it and then place it in the slots. When you let go, it expands and won't release until you compress it.
I've never had a grate come loose over miles of washboard and potholes.
We've experienced that problem as well. We don't have the white cook top cover like you do. I am surprised that doesn't hold them in place. Will try bending a cook top a bit to increase the holding pressure.
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I have to do that sometimes to my belt on my pants, particularly after a big meal...
Hi: cpaharley2008... Easy fix... elastic waste. Alf
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Put a dish towel between the top of the grate and the underside of your cover, then close the cover and bungie it down. During travel, the grates will then stay in place with no rattling around.
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My grate pops out on every tow, always has. I'll try bending it to see if that helps.
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A photo of our stove top grate - no cover

Photo attached. I'll try some bending for more resistance to bounce-out.
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Photo attached. I'll try some bending for more resistance to bounce-out.
Hi: DMPortland... Sorry I forgot about the 3 burner stove top/oven. It will certainly bend different than ours. Alf
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