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Munchkin: ceramic disk on back wall

Ted_9 Member Posts: 1,718
The recessed area is for the burner to touch and hold. The screw is either 2 or 2.5 mil. allen.


  • R. Kalia_10
    R. Kalia_10 Member Posts: 4

    I am replacing the ceramic disk on the back wall of our Munchkin, because it has disintegrated. It is not exactly a flat disk, because on one side it has a round shallow recessed area.

    My question is, what is the point of this design? It looks like it would accommodate a large washer, but there is no washer. Does it matter which side this recess is on? I was going to put in on the front, is there any reason it should go towards the back?

    Many thanks,
  • Plumb Bob
    Plumb Bob Member Posts: 97

    The ceramic disk I am talking about goes on the back wall. There is a small hole in the middle of the disk, and a threaded post sticks out of the back wall. You put the disk on the post (so that the post goes through the hole), and then you use a nut to hold the disk in place.

    I don't see how the burner could touch the ceramic disk on the back wall, because it would hit the post first.
  • Ted_9
    Ted_9 Member Posts: 1,718

    That's how it goes. The burner goes right up to it and touches the disk.
  • Couderay
    Couderay Member Posts: 314
    Target wall

    Yes it goes towards the front, havent had to replace yet but take it out when I clean the combustion chamber. Have no clue why its there,the depression, and yes I too was looking for the fender washer when I removed the target wall the first time.
  • R. Kalia_9
    R. Kalia_9 Member Posts: 5

    OK, many thanks!
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