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Old 11-30-2018, 11:51 AM   #1
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2014 Itasca Suncruiser 35P corian counter

We have a 2014 Itasca Suncrusier the corian counter have cracked in the same spot 3 times. Winneabago warrenty it the first two but will not this time.
Has anyone had the problem with the kitchen counter?
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:22 PM   #2
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The Corian countertop should not have a crack at that location without some type of external stress.
Hard impact at that location, poor factory joint, dramatic temperature change, and if had to guess I would look very hard at the required subtop. You could have a local fabricator repair the crack
It will be noticable if you look hard for it. I know this is not much help but it is repairable. One last thing you can request is to have the Corian rep inspect the countertop for a final determination.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:07 PM   #3
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Broken counter top.

Broken 3 times the same place in three years tells me that there is a problem with design or construction. Winnebago Customer Relations will not help, they have been a thorn in our side since new. This is like the problem with the Swintec slides. We had 5 replacement before they finally found a new way to fix
They need to step up and help with this.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:31 AM   #4
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Sounds like rather than correcting the problem a patch was used. Call Corian direct and ask for local rep to inspect the top and determine what the underlying problem is. warranty for home owners is 10 years. I am not sure if motor homes is the same. I can tell you that the crack on the horizontal surface if not repaired properly will expand further. Good luck and don't give up.

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Old 12-05-2018, 07:01 PM   #5
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Judging from the yellowing from heat shown in the picture it would appear that cooking pots that are too large for the available space are being used on the back burners that are really for just your 1 or 2 quart pots and percolators. The center burner in the front is the only one safe for use with things like griddles, fry pans and large cooking pots.

You do have to allow enough space between the pots and the Corian or you will burn and crack it. While Corian is heat resistant it will crack, melt and burn if exposed to high heat or flame.

The area with the crack has been exposed to some pretty high temperatures that should not occur unless a pot is getting close to a couple of inches from the counter. Corian can only withstand 212 degrees Fahrenheit without sustaining damage so if heat going around a pot from the burner gets close to it then there will eventually be some discoloring and eventually cracking. They will usually buff out the yellowing and caution you about exceeding the 212 degree limitation of the product at no charge once or twice however they will expect you to refrain from using cookware that is too large for the cooking area after the repair is done. The repairman or service advisor should have covered the possible root causes of this damage (overheating the vertical apron surrounding the stove past 212 degrees so its thermal expansion from being overheated stressed and cracked the main top) with the owner both times it occurred or at least written it down on the service ticket.

Its a tight space so one does have to keep these things in mind, even in a home kitchen, that cooking pots can't be placed too close to counter tops and other materials that can be damaged by heat. That said even stone counter tops will crack if subjected to high concentrated uneven heating.
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