Thanks Mike, that's it. I guess part of me was hoping for the manufacturer to chime in with a 'yes, there's an issue with the door' or a 'we'll send the hinge part to you for less than 25% of the total cost of the unit', but no such luck. Not looking to get something for nothing, but for a 400$ purchase, and an issue as wide-spread as this seems, you'd think they'd do something here. It now cost me 133$ a year for the 3 years I could smoke in it, which is WAY more than the smoker it replaced, which still sits under my deck dejected. It's time they are swapped once again.