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Moka spitting With almost a new maker and with an older model I get a good start and the coffee rises well. At about one third full the mmacine starts to spit plenty of steam but no , or very little coffee. If I leave it it goes on spitting and would continue for a long time until it has exhausted all the water as steam. If I take it off the heat, cool the outside and include the valve under the flow of cold, then replace on heat it rises as it should. The valve is clear, I don't pack the coffee too tight, the seling ring is new and well screwed down and everything clean. Is it a question of too high a temperature perhaps. others I speak to have had a similar problem but can't find a solution. I have used these machines for 30 years and not until recently ever had this problem;

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SOURCE: Mukka Express spits out coffe from the screw section & steam valv

it did that to me too, so I reduced the amount of milk to the indicated level inside. No more mess after that.

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