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Old 12-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #1
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Stove lid with Corian will not stay up

I have been dealing with this problem since getting this MH, the metal stove top cover has been covered with Corian to match the counter tops, nice touch, but the weight is too much for the catch mechanism on the cover. We are constantly fussing with it to keep it up (the cover that is ), and when we are slightly off level to the driver side, it is near impossible to keep in place. I have removed and enlarged the detents in the bracket but still not helping much.

Short of removing the Corian (not an option per DW) the only thing I see to do is to fabricate some sort of support or hook to hold up. With mirror backsplash looks like some kind of prop-rod would be best option. But having it not interfere with operation of the cover or cooking on stove top will be issue.

Anyone else dealt with this? Looking for successful solutions.
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A photo of what you have now would really help people to come up with alternative ideas for you to consider.

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Old 12-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #3
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You have to lift up when opening and closing the cover. If you don't it bends the tabs and they won't stay up all the way.



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Old 12-27-2013, 10:04 AM   #4
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You have to lift up when opening and closing the cover. If you don't it bends the tabs and they won't stay up all the way.
We have dealt with that and still have trouble getting it to drop into the detents. Just poor design, no intended for that weight
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My present cover is a two piece that separately fit into a groove on the back of the counter corian and rests on the wall at such an angle that they stay put. If This is what you have and the angle is insufficient, get a solid surface contractor to rout out the groove a little longer so the covers sit at a greater angle. My previous Dolphin had a two piece cover hinged in the middle and bracketed pivots at the back. There was a spring loaded hook mounted on the wall that retained the folded cover adequately. If this is what you have, look on internet for spring loaded hooks you can mount on the wall.
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My cover (just like yours) covered with Corian, has just started to barely hold in place. It has dropped down a couple times and would be dangerous if it decided to drop down when we are using the cook top. I has held up great the past few years of use and just within the past couple weeks has gotten weak. I have an owners manual for the cover but it isn't any help. Any suggestions to help Dave and myself would be appreciated.
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We have dealt with that and still have trouble getting it to drop into the detents. Just poor design, no intended for that weight
If anyone has ever closed it without first lifting up, it will bend the tabs and barely stay up.



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It sounds like the OP has taken the metal frame off the back to readjust the method trying to get it back to normal. I did that once and it improved greatly but now I notice it is a balancing act. It is easy for someone to forget and not lift up when raising the thing.

So after taking a look at mine again I am going to suggest a scissor hinge for the left side of the folding lid. Here is one from Amazon, there are many on the market, Lowes, Home Depot has them I am sure.

http://www.amazon.com/Lid-Support-Hi...8205144&sr=1-2

It seems to me that there is enough room on that side to place one. It would not interfere with the normal operation, lift and separate, but would act as an extra brace to hold the thing up.

It also would not interfere with cooking.

If someone has a better idea or an already conceived solution I along with others eagerly await your response.
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I'm not so sure you have to lift up when putting it up. I may be wrong, but I do know you have to when lowering it.

I like the idea of a scissor hinge.



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Mine has one of these to hold the cover up, I assume it was original. Works fine never has fallen. I'll try to take a picture tomorrow and post it.
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I'm not so sure you have to lift up when putting it up. I may be wrong, but I do know you have to when lowering it.

I like the idea of a scissor hinge.
Yes, lifting when it comes down is correct.

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Mine has one of these to hold the cover up, I assume it was original. Works fine never has fallen. I'll try to take a picture tomorrow and post it.
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This looks interesting and simple. A picture will really help.
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I had one of those squared baggage door catches on my previous Dolphin and worked fine with the hinged cover.
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I had one of those squared baggage door catches on my previous Dolphin and worked fine with the hinged cover.
This looks interesting but I for one do not see where it attaches, how it works. Anyone have a picture or description of where it is attached and how it works. My imagination is failing me.
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