Question about Bialetti Moka Express 6-Cup Coffee Maker
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?
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.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
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.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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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Check the coffee funnel for any dents around the edge of the funnel. Normally if this brewing problem happens after changing a gasket the problem is a dent or the funnel is out of round and the new gasket isn't formed to it like the old gasket was. Don't bang the funnel to get grounds out or it may dent or get out of round. Try pulling the funnel over to one side in the water chamber and if you see a space on one side pull it tight with the other finger to bend back into shape if possible or replace the part.
Take the gasket and filter plate out from under the upper unit and hold the filter plate up to the light to check for any clogs right in the center where the coffee brews up. You should be able to see through all the holes in the filter, brush clean if needed
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