42804617_11201595 American Gourmet-Eng.cdr - Char

American Gourmet
Smoker, BBQ and Grill
Product Guide
Model 11201595
Tools needed for assembly:
Phillips Screwdriver
Flat Head Screwdriver
Two adjustable wrenches
Hammer
IMPORTANT: Fill out the product record information below.
Serial Number
Date Purchased
Estimated Assembly Time: 1 Hour
FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY
WARNING:
CAUTION:
Read and follow all safety statements, assembly instructions,
and use and care directions before attempting to assemble
and cook.
INSTALLER/ASSEMBLER:
Leave this manual with consumer.
CONSUMER:
Keep this manual for future reference.
WARNING:
CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD
Burning charcoal inside can kill you. It gives off carbon
monoxide, which has no odor. NEVER burn charcoal inside
homes, vehicles, or tents.
Failure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions could
result in serious personal injury and/or property
damage.
CAUTION:
Some parts may contain sharp edges – especially as
noted in the manual! Wear protective gloves if
necessary.
CAUTION:
THIS UNIT IS HEAVY! DO NOT attempt to
assemble without a helper.
If you have questions or need assistance during assembly, please call 1-800-241-7548.
To insure your satisfaction and for follow-up service, register your appliance online at www.charbroil.com/register
42804617 - 08/25/14
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Product Record Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Symbols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Preparing to use your Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Smoker Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Cooking Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Parts List/ Parts Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Hardware List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Registration Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
This instruction manual contains important
information necessary for the proper
assembly and safe use of the appliance.
Follow all warnings and instructions when
using the appliance.
Safety Symbols
The symbols and boxes shown below explain what each heading
means. Read and follow all of the messages found throughout
the manual.
DANGER
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING: Indicates an potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or
unsafe practice which, if not avoided, may result in minor
or moderate injury.
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WARNING
FAILURE TO READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR
LIGHTING CHARCOAL MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL
INJURY AND OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
WARNING
Most surfaces on this unit are hot when in use.
Use extreme caution. Keep others away from
unit. Always wear protective clothing to prevent
injury.
Keep children and pets away.
Do not move this unit during operation.
Never substitute gasoline, kerosene or alcohol
for charcoal starter. In some states, the use of
charcoal starter is prohibited by law. In this
case, paraffin-based starter cubes can be
substituted for charcoal starter. Never use
charcoal starter fluid with an electric starter.
WARNING
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
1. Combustible by-products produced when using
this product contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or
other reproductive harm.
2. This product contains chemicals, including lead
and lead compounds, known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
Wash your hands after handling this product.
WARNING
All surfaces can be hot during use. Use protection
as required to prevent burning.
Do not use this unit on or near combustible surfaces
or structures such as wood decks, dry leaves or
grass, vinyl or wood siding, etc.
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION.
CAUTION
For residential use only. Do not use for commercial
cooking.
Preparing and Using Your American Gourmet Smoker
Before cooking with your American Gourmet Smoker, the following steps should be closely followed to both cure
the finish and season the interior steel. Failure to properly follow these steps may damage the finish and/or impart metallic
flavors to your first foods.
1. Brush all interior surfaces including grills and grates with vegetable cooking oil.
2. Build a small fire on the fire grate, being sure not to lay coals against the walls.
3. Close door. (Position butterfly damper and smokestack damper approximately at one quarter open.) This burn
should be sustained for at least two hours, the longer the better. Then, begin increasing temperature by opening the
butterfly damper and smokestack damper half-way and adding more charcoal. Your American Gourmet Smoker
is now ready for use.
Rust can appear on the inside of your smoker. Maintaining a light coat of vegetable oil on interior surfaces will aid in the
protection of your unit. Exterior surfaces of smoker may need occasional touch up. We recommend the use of a
commercially available black high temperature spray paint. NEVER PAINT THE INTERIOR OF THE UNIT !
GRILLING
Wood is recommended, however charcoal or a combination of both may be used as the fuel source for grilling, with the
fuel source placed and ignited on the fire grate. Do not build too large of a fire. We recommend starting a fire with no
more than 2 pounds of charcoal (approximately 20 briquettes). After allowing the fire to burn down, place the cooking grates
in the smoker. Failure to read and follow instructions for lighting charcoal may result in serious personal injury and/or property
damage.
SMOKING AND SLOW COOKING
If using the American Gourmet Smoker as a smoker or slow cooker, remove the cooking grill from the firebox and
build your fire on top of the fire grate in the firebox. Either charcoal or wood may be used, but wood is the recommended
fuel for it’s rate of burn and the flavor it imparts to the food being cooked. Most seasoned hardwoods are good for smoking
such as hickory, mesquite, pecan, oak, and many other fruit woods. The firebox will accommodate most split fireplace size
logs (16”). Bark should be avoided or burned off first as it contains a high acid content and imparts an acrid flavor.
After allowing the fire to burn down, close the doors and control the temperature and smoke with the dampers located on
the firebox and atop the smokestack. Smoke is contained within the chambers, which will reduce burn while imparting
more smoke flavor. Do not operate the Smoker with temperatures exceeding 450 degrees in the smoker chamber.
Place the food in the smoker chamber and monitor the temperature. Cooking and smoking are taking place using indirect
heat. There is no need to worry about a grease fire flare-up ruining the food. Do not place food within 6” of the opening
from the firebox into the smoker chamber. A general rule of thumb for cooking is about 1 hour per pound for smoking
large cuts of meat. Refer to a cook book for specific cuts of meats. Limit the number of times you open the smoker
chamber door as this will allow heat to escape and extend the cooking time.
Grilling with Wood Chips/Wood Chunks
For a more robust smoke flavor while using charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal, try adding wood chips or
several wood chunks to the fire. Wood chunks are available in a variety of natural flavors, and can be used
alone or in addition to charcoal. As a general rule, any hardwood that bears a fruit or nut is suitable for
cooking. However, different woods have very different tastes. Experiment with different woods to determine
your personal favorite, and always use well-seasoned wood. Green or fresh-cut wood can turn food black,
and tastes bitter.
USDA Recommended
Our Recommendations:
Internal Cooking Temperatures
Chicken - Alder, Apple, Hickory, Mesquite, Sassafras
Ground Meat
Beef - Hickory, Mesquite, Oak, Grapevines
Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb......................................160°F
Pork - Fruitwoods, Hickory, Oak, Sassafras
Turkey, Chicken.................................................165°F
Lamb - Fruitwoods, Mesquite
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb
Veal - Fruitwoods, Grapevines
Medium Rare.......................................................145°F
Seafood - Alder, Mesquite, Sassafras, Grapevines
Medium................................................................160°F
Well Done............................................................170°F
Vegetables – Mesquite
Poultry
Chicken & Turkey, whole.....................................165°F
Poultry Parts.......................................................165°F
Duck & Goose....................................................165°F
Fresh Pork
Medium..............................................................160°F
Well Done..........................................................170°F
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COOKING TIPS
Building Your Fire
1.)
Stack charcoal briquettes or wood into a pyramid-shaped pile on top of the charcoal grate
or ash pan. We recommend using 2 pounds (approximately 20 briquettes) to start your fire.
2.)
If using lighter fluid, saturate the charcoal briquettes with lighter fluid and let it soak in for
approximately 5 minutes. If using a chimney starter, electric starter, or other type of fire
starter, light your fire according to the manufacturer's instructions.
3.)
After allowing the lighter fluid to properly soak in, light the pile of briquettes in several
locations to ensure an even burn. Always light the fire with the grill lid open.
Leave lid open until briquettes are fully lit. Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal
lighter fluid in grill and may result in a flash fire when lid is opened.
4.)
Never add charcoal lighter fluid to hot or warm coals as flashbacks may occur causing
injury.
5.)
You are ready to begin cooking when the pile of briquettes ashes over and produces a red
glow (approximately 12 – 15 minutes).
6.)
Depending on your cooking method, either leave the briquettes in a pile or spread evenly
across the charcoal grate using a long-handled poker.
*Always use caution when handling hot coals to prevent injury.
Know When Your Fire is Ready
Successful charcoal grilling depends on a good fire. The general rule for knowing when your coals
are ready for grilling is to make sure that 80 percent or more of the coals are ashy gray. If you
have less than that, the coals are not ready, and if all of them are glowing red hot, the fire is
probably too hot. Here are a few steps you can take to adjust the temperature of your fire:
If it is too hot, spread the coals out a bit more, which makes the fire less intense.
Raise or lower the adjustable charcoal grate.
Partially close the vents in the grill, which reduces the amount of oxygen that feeds the fire.
Use the indirect grilling method, with coals to either side of a drip pan and the food over the
pan rather than directly over the coals.
In the event of a severe flare-up, spray the flames with water from a squirt bottle. Be
careful, spraying with water tends to blow ashes around and make a mess.
Add briquettes 2 or 3 at a time to increase the burn time. Allow 10 minutes for coals to ash
over before adding more.
THE HEAT OF THE COALS
seconds you can
hold the palm of
your hand 4 inches
above the coals
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temperature range (Fº)
400 to 450
visual cues
HOT COALS
2
MODERATELY HOT
TO HOT COALS
3
MODERATELY HOT COALS
4
325 to 375
significant coating of
gray ash; red glow
MODERATELY COOL COALS 5
300 to 325
thick coating of gray
ash; dull red glow
375 to 450
barely covered with
gray ash; deep red glow
thin coating of gray
ash; deep red glow
GRILL MAINTENANCE
Frequency of cleanup is determined by how much your smoker is used. Make sure coals are completely extinguished
before cleaning inside of smoker. Inside surfaces may be cleaned with a strong solution of detergent and water applied
with a scrub brush. Thoroughly rinse with water and allow to air dry before using again.
If a bristle brush is used to clean any of the grill cooking surfaces, ensure no loose bristles remain on cooking surfaces
prior to grilling. It is not recommended to clean cooking surfaces while grill is hot.
HELPFUL HINTS
• If food seems to be getting too smoky or brown before the cooking time is finished, cover it loosely with heavy duty
aluminum foil.
•Remove the ash after each use.
•Covered side dishes can be warmed in smoker chamber.
•To prevent flare-ups, brush meat lightly with oil before grilling.
•Keep a small squirt bottle of water handy for grilling flare-ups.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
This warranty only applies to units purchased from an authorized retailer. Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer-purchaser only that this
product shall be free from defects in workmanship and materials after correct assembly and under normal and reasonable home use for the periods
indicated below beginning on the date of purchase*. The manufacturer reserves the right to require that defective parts be returned, postage and or
freight pre-paid by the consumer for review and examination.
SCOPE OF COVERAGE
All Parts
PERIOD OF COVERAGE
90 days from date of purchase*
TYPE OF FAILURE COVERAGE
PERFORATION, MANUFACTURING,
AND MATERIAL DEFECTS ONLY
*Note: A dated sales reciept WILL be required for warranty service.
The original consumer-purchaser will be responsible for all shipping charges for parts replaced under the terms of this limited warranty.
This limited warranty is applicable in the United States and Canada only, is only available to the original owner of the product and is not transferable.
Manufacturer requires proof of your date of purchase. Therefore, you should retain your sales slip or invoice. Registering your product is not a
substitute for proof of purchase and the manufacturer is not responsible for or required to retain proof of purchase records.
This limited warranty applies to the functionality of the product ONLY and does not cover cosmetic issues such as scratches, dents, corrosions or
discoloring by heat, abrasive and chemical cleaners or any tools used in the assembly or installation of the appliance, surface rust, or the
discoloration of stainless steel surfaces. RUST is not considered a manufacturing or materials defect.
This limited warranty will not reimburse you for the cost of any inconvenience, food, personal injury or property damage.
ITEMS MANUFACTURER WILL NOT PAY FOR:
1. Shipping cost, standard or expedited, for warranty and replacement parts
2. Service calls to your home.
3. Repairs when your product is used for other than normal, single-family household or residential use.
4. Damage, failures, or operating difficulties resulting from accident, alteration, careless handling, misuse, abuse, fire, flood,
acts of God, improper installation or maintenance, installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use
of products not approved by the manufacturer.
5. Any food loss due to product failures or operating difficulties.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.
7. Pickup and delivery of your product.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the product.
9. The removal and/or reinstallation of your product.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES and LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
Repair or replacement of defective parts is your exclusive remedy under the terms of this limited warranty. In the event of parts availability issues,
the manufacturer reserves the right to substitute like or similar parts that are equally functional.
Manufacturer will not be responsible for any consequential or incidental damages arising from the breach of either this limited warranty or any
applicable implied warranty, or for failure or damage resulting from acts of God, improper care and maintenance, grease fire, accident, alteration,
replacement of parts by anyone other than Manufacturer, misuse, transportation, commercial use, abuse, hostile environments (inclement weather,
acts of nature, animal tampering), improper installation or installation not in accordance with local codes or printed manufacturer instructions.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE SOLE EXPRESS WARRANTY GIVEN BY THE MANUFACTURER. NO PRODUCT PERFORMANCE
SPECIFICATION OR DESCRIPTION WHEREVER APPEARING IS WARRANTED BY MANUFACTURER EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT SET
FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY PROTECTION ARISING UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY STATE,
INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, IS HEREBY
LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
Neither dealers nor the retail establishment selling this product has any authority to make any additional warranties or to promise remedies
in addition to or inconsistent with those stated above. Manufacturer's maximum liability, in any event, shall not exceed the purchase price of the
product paid by the original consumer.
NOTE: Some states do not allow an exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above limitations or exclusions
may not apply to you. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights as set foth herein. You may also have other rights which vary from state
to state. In the state of California only, if refinishing or replacement of the product is not commercially practicable, the retailer selling this product or
the Manufacturer will refund the purchase price paid for the product, less the amount directly attributable to use by the original consumer-purchaser
prior to discovery of the nonconformity. In addition, in the state of California only, you may take the product to the retail establishment selling this
product in order to obtain performance under this limited warranty.
If you wish to obtain performance of any obligation under this limited warranty, you should
write to:
Consumer Relations
P. O. Box 1240
Columbus, GA 31902-1240
Consumer returns will not be accepted unless a valid Return Authorization is first acquired. Authorized returns are clearly marked on the outside of
the package with an RA number and the package is shipped freight/postage pre-paid. Consumer returns that do not meet these standards will be
refused.
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PARTS LIST
Key Qty Description
Key Qty Description
1
1
SMOKER CHAMBER LID ASSEMBLY
15
3
HANDLE ROD
2
1
TEMPERATURE GAUGE WITH WINGNUT
16
3
HANDLE BARREL SPRING
3
1
SMOKE STACK ASSEMBLY
17
1
FIREBOX COOK GRATE
4
1
LOGO PLATE KIT
18
2
WHEEL
5
2
END CAPS FOR LEGS
19
1
FIREBOX BOTTOM
6
2
HINGE KIT
20
2
LEG SUPPORT TUBE
7
2
SMOKER CHAMBER COOK GRATES
21
2
LEG, LONG
8
1
GREASE CUP CLIP
22
2
LEG, SHORT
9
2
FIRE GRATE, LARGE
23
2
LEG BRACE
10
1
AXLE
24
1
FIREBOX DOOR
11
1
SIDE SHELF ASSEMBLY
25
2
HINGES FOR FIREBOX DOOR
12
1
SHELF SUPPORT
26
1
DAMPER DOOR
13
1
SMOKER CHAMBER BOTTOM
27
1
FIRE BOX GRATE, SMALL
14
1
FIREBOX LID
NOT Pictured
…
1
HARDWARE PACK
…
1
ASSEMBLY MANUAL, ENGLISH
…
1
ASSEMBLY MANUAL, SPANISH
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ASSEMBLY
1
FIRST, GET A HELPER! This unit is heavy and requires a second person for lifting and moving. NEXT, pick a suitable
location to work. Open the carton and slit the corners so that the carton lays flat. This will give you a protective surface
during assembly.
• Attach leg supports to smoker chamber
using two 1/4-20 X 1-3/4” screws and two
1/4-20 flange nuts on each side.
1/4 -20 Flange Nut
Finger tighten screws and nuts until after
next step.
Smoker
Chamber
Leg
Supports
1/4-20 X 1-3/4
Screws
2
• Lay unit on smoker chamber.
• Insert legs into leg supports making sure
holes align and the legs with caps are at
the chamber side opening.
• Attach leg brace on each side using four
1/4-20 X 1-3/4” screws and four 1/4-20
flange nuts per brace.
Finger tighten all screws and nuts in this
step until all are in place. Once all in
place, then fully tighten all screws and
nuts. Go back and fully tighten screws
and nuts in step 1.
Right
Legs
with Holes
1/4-20
Flange
Nut
Left
Legs
with Caps
1/4-20 X 1-3/4
Screws
Leg
Brace
Leg
Brace
Leg
Supports
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3
• Slide axle into holes at ends of legs (legs
without end caps).
• Attach wheels onto axle rod using hitch
pins. Hitch pins insert through hole in axle
as shown in box A.
Check to be sure that all screws and nuts
used so far are fully tightened.
Hitch Pin
Hitch Pin
Wheel
Axle
Wheel
Legs with
holes
Axle
Hitch Pin
Figure B
4
• Pre-assemble the Firebox Lid and the Firebox
Bottom using eight #6-32 X 3/8 Screws as
shown in figure A.
• Place the firebox onto the smoker chamber and
align the large openings.
• Insert eight #10-24 X 1/2” screws through the
smoker chamber, into the firebox. Secure with
eight #10-24 flange nuts as shown in figure B.
Fully tighten all screws and nuts.
Firebox Lid
Firebox
Figure A
Eight
#6-32 X 3/8
Screws
Smoker
Chamber
Eight
#10-24
Flange
Nut
Eight
#10-24 X 1/2
Screws
Firebox Bottom
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5
Hinge Pin
• Place unit in upright position.
• Attach small hinge half to smoker chamber using two #10-24
X 1/2” screws and two #10-24 flange nuts for each hinge half.
Install screws from inside the smoker chamber.
• Attach large hinge half to smoker chamber lid using two #1024 X 1/2” screws and two #10-24 flange nuts for each hinge
half. Install screws from inside the smoker chamber lid.
• Insert top hinge in between bottom hinge and secure using
one hinge pin and one hitch pin for each hinge set.
Finger tighten all screws and nuts in this step until all are
in place. Once all are in place, close the lid and fully
tighten all screws and nuts.
Hitch Pin
Smoker
Chamber
Lid
Large Hinge Half
Small Hinge Half
Nuts
Smoker
Chamber
Screws
6
NOTE: The temperature gauge may be packed inside of the smokestack to prevent damage
during shipping. If so, remove gauge before assembling smokestack to chamber.
• Insert smoke stack through smoker
chamber lid, aligning holes.
• Attach using two #10-24 X 1/2” screws and
two #10-24 flange nuts.
Fully tighten all screws and nuts.
NOTE: Lid side wall shown
transparent for clarity
Screw
Smoke Stack
Nut
on inside of
Lid
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7
• Place fiber washers on handle rods.
• Place the handle assembly into the holes on the front of the
smoker chamber door and secure with two 1/4-20 flange nuts.
• Repeat on firebox door.
• Insert spring handle through holes on the side of firebox and
secure with two 1/4-20 flange nuts.
Fully tighten all screws and nuts.
Handle
Fiber
Washer
Handle
Nut
Fiber
Washer
Spring
Spring
Handle
Nut
Handle Rod
Firebox
8
• Remove wing nut from temperature gauge.
• Insert temperature gauge though smoker chamber lid hole
above handle securing it from the underside with the wing
nut removed aligning the gauge settings before fully
tightening.
Temperature
Gauge
Wing
Screw
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9
• Attach shelf support to side of smoker chamber with
one #10-24 X 1/2” machine screw where screw is going
through inside of chamber through hole of support and
secured with one #10-24 flange nut.
• Lay side shelf on top of other end of shelf support so
that it fits inside holding bracket.
• Secure side shelf to smoker chamber using two #10-24
X 1/2”screws and two #10-24 flanged nuts.
Fully tighten all screws and nuts.
Nut
Holding
Bracket
Shelf
Support
Screw
through inside
Smoker Chamber
Smoker
Chamber
Lid
Smoker
Chamber
Screw
Smoker
Chamber
Nut
Fire Grates,
Large
10
• Place the Small Fire Grate into the
bottom of the firebox. Place the Large
Fire Grates in the bottom of the smoker
chamber, if desired.
Fire Grate,
Small
Firebox
Smoker
Chamber
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Smoker Chamber
Cook Grates
• Place two Smoker Chamber Cooking
Grates into the smoker chamber.
• Place the Firebox Cook Grate into the
Firebox.
Firebox
Cook Grate
Smoker
Chamber
Firebox
12
• Hang the grease clip under the smoker
chamber on right side.
• An empty soup can is recommended to
hang from grease clip.
The assembly is completed.
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HARDWARE LIST
You may have spare hardware after assembly is complete.
Hardware not shown actual size.
1/4-20
Flange Nut
Qty. 18
#10-24
Flange Nut
Qty. 21
1/4-20 X 1-3/4”
Machine
Screw
Qty. 12
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Hinge Pin
Qty. 2
#10-24 x 1/2”
Machine
Screw
Qty. 21
#6-32 X 3/8”
Machine Screw
Qty. 8
Hair Pin Clip
Qty. 4
Fiber Washer
Qty. 4
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©2014 Char-Broil, LLC. Columbus, GA, 31902. Printed in China. Impreso en China.
©2014 Assembly instructions. ©2014 Instrucciones de ensamblado.
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