I bought a new 2008 Jotul firelight 600 and right out of the crate its air damper would get hung up on the low end. Of the 11 notches for the air damper it would span from 1 1/2 (closed) to 9 full open. There was about 1 1/2 notches of play or slop when going in the opposite direction. Example, If it was full closed on 1 1/2 and I went to open it, it wouldn't pick up tension until the 3rd notch and then would be under tension all the way to the 9 notch. Going down from 9 it would pick up tension at 7 1/2 etc. My problem was that between the closed position and just under halfway, it would get stuck and I would half to use the end of the handle from the front door to tap the air damper up or down in this section of the notches. Of course it is the most important part to dial in your burn. So every morning or in the middle of the night I would wake up the wife or baby by tapping on my air damper lever to adjust the stove. Yes I burn 24 X 7 all winter long and it is a real pain for the kind of money I paid for this stove. Well low and behold I find the problem was addressed on this site and there was a warranty replacement for the sticking air damper arm with a different bend in it. So one month ago I contacted the place I bought it from and explained to them what I had read on here. They were clueless and looked into the problem until they had their Eureka! moment ( they only do this for a living you know.) Well fast forward one month when winters almost over and the part finally comes in. Jotul, I'm told only makes these parts when there are enough orders pending. Not something they keep on hand, no, that would make too much sense. The guy who they send out to do the install tells my wife he has never replaced one before, (another vote of confidence!) Anyway, now that it has been replaced it is more jacked up then ever. I think the only graphite the installer knows about comes in the form of a fishing pole! The lever still sticks but not quite as bad. I am able to force it by hand but it is still getting stuck. Get this, now I have a different problem. Fully closed is now notch 4 and wide open is 10. Slop or play has increased from 1 1/2 notches on the old part to 4 full notches. When going from the closed position (notch 4) to open it doesn't pick up any tension (i.e. move the damper at all until notch 8 and then it goes two more notches to 10 and that's it. Going down from fully open at 10 nothing happens until I hit notch 7 when I pick up the slop and actually move the damper to 6 where it gets stuck and i have to force it to close at 4. Going up it doesn't stick. I don't think it is closing all the way since the fire isn't really snuffed out like it used to at full close. The Installer said it was closing all the way when he put it in (said he could hear it closing). I'm not convinced it's closing all the way or if it is even opening as much as it used to. Clearly this new part does not move the damper as much as the old one did and it is now very difficult to adjust the air on the stove as there are really only 5 settings (open,closed and, 7,8,9). As it stands now, I would rather have my old part back, at least I had better control of over the air on my stove. Questions, Anyone out there that had their damper replaced and had it act like mine? How do you tell if its opening or closing all the way? Does anyone know what is happening here, if so how do you fix it? Why won't Jotul talk directly with their customers? They say talk to the people who sold it to you. Way to stand behind their $4000 dollar stove! The people I bought it from are clueless. Sorry so long. Thanks for your time!