My stove has basically the same thing. I wear forge gloves when I load the stove and just hold the flap towards the outside while I load. I usually don't have to add much wood between full loads, so it's generally a non issue. It just makes a lot of noise.
Ahh well if mine could have swung out of the stove that would have been a different story! Unfortunately it only swung inward into the stove. It made a whole lot of noise too if I happened to just let it swing back. Woke my wife up many mornings with that thing haha
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