I knew it was just a matter of time before I lost a backglass but after moving hundreds of machines I never expected to have one just explode in my hands while I was holding it.
Today I was getting ready to move a Champion Pub machine from our basement to our garage so a potential buyer could come see it (and buy it if they decided they wanted it). I carefully pulled the light box & glass out of the machine as was holding it with my thumb on the front of the glass and my fingers behind the plastic light box. As I was getting ready to set the assembly on the floor the backglass just exploded. Thankfully I was only about 6" off the floor so it didn't make a huge mess and I didn't break the plastic lightbox but it was a crazy feeling holding a lightbox with a backglass in it then seconds later just holding some broken glass and the plastic lightbox.
I don't know if I just lost a potential sale but I do know the machine just got cheaper at my expense.
Anyone else have a backglass just explode on them like this? I am thinking it didn't like the heat from my thumb - I don't know what else might have caused this?