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Espresso irregularly spurts out the center post

I recently replaced the gasket and filter in my Bialetti 6-cup pot with genuine Bialetti parts.
Now instead of gently flowing out of the center post, the espresso takes a long time to start brewing, and when it does, it forcefully spurts out of the center post, making a huge mess, and it takes a long time for the pot to finish brewing.
I thought it might be that the grind is too fine, but this grind works great in my 3- and 9-cup pots.
HELP! What's wrong?

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM. It would sem that it MUST be the gasket.

  • 7054mwc Apr 27, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. It must be the gaskets.

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It IS the gasket!!!!! Store the pot with the two parts screwed TIGHTLY together for about a week. Tighten it up as the new gasket compresses. Problem solved in two weeks or less. Funnel had NOTHING to do with my problem. Also cook on medium to low heat. High flame seems to make the problem worse.

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I have to agree with colebeck, it is the funnel. I followed the advice of 7054mwc but without any improvement, after replacing the funnel it worked first time.

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I've been posting this solution on all the same types of problems with these stove top coffee makers.

It isn't just the rubber gasket that needs replacing from time to time.

The funnel cup [where you put the coffee in] also needs to be replaced over time as it does get bent out of shape [how about when you knock it on the side of the bin to get the coffee grounds out?].

I've just been through the whole gasket thing and couldn't get it to work, then changed the funnel cup as well and it worked first time, and second, and third and every time since!

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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could it be that the gasket is oversized and it covers the small holes ?

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