I have a Kamado Joe kamado. It is over 8 years old uses springs as a part of the lid hinge system.
It has a lifetime warranty on the ceramics and 5 years on metal components.
As expected the springs have lost their sprung after years of use and no longer hold up the lid as good as it should.
Not a good things as ceramic kamado lids are HEAVY.
Unfortunatley KJ no longer sells the springs.
I have seen Kamado owners hold up their lids with pieces of wood etc to keep them open as they can't replace/fix their hinge systems.
Thank goodness Gumb has offered to give me his springs from his BGE after he upgrades. A big thank you Gumb!
There's lots of new lid hinge systems for ceramic Kamados today. But what happens if you have to replace them in a few years time?
1) Can you just replace the broken bit for a few dollars are will you be charged to buy the whole assembly and you pay lots?
2) You can no longer can buy the part to fix the hinge so effectively you can't use your kamado anymore even though the rest of it is perfectly fine?
Picture of Big Joe Kamado whose springs have lost their sprung and the owner can't buy replacement springs.