December 03, 2013
I too, like Richard, experienced a failure with my rotisserie (#7519) in the same location. I bought my Genesis grill and accessories new in mid-August 2013. I have used the rotisserie about a dozen times since then and love it.
For Thanksgiving, I decided to do a whole turkey on the rotisserie. I called the Weber 800 number to confirm the max weight. The gentleman I spoke with stated I could go up to 19-20 pounds. Since my turkey was less than 13 pounds, I felt safe doing this. When the turkey was done and cooled down, I removed the spear and noticed that the fork came loose from the bracket that tightens down on the spear.I will call the 800 number since it is under warranty.
I have a suggestion for Weber regarding future designs: Where the fork welds to the bracket, instead of two welds make it a continuous weld. Not just for strength, but to make cleanup easier. The juices and meat bake in the cracks and it nevers seems to come completely clean. Eliminating areas where food can collect will make this more sanitary. Thanks.