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Bialetti Mukka Express Electric keeps beeping/no light

I recently purchased a Bialetti Mukka Express electric. I followed the directions, did not expose the electric parts to water and yet, this morning when I plugged it in, I only get a long beeping noise that does not stop PLUS the light does not come on!

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  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    I had the same problem: it started to beep and then stopped after about 30 seconds. I exchanged it and the I am having the same problem with the second one. Should I try to exchange it again or just forget about?

  • annlsj Mar 01, 2009

    My Mukka Express worked well, but unfortunately I had it plugged into the same circuit the microwave is on. The microwave tripped the circuit breaker. Now when I try to turn on the Mukka it only beeps as it would at the end of a cycle, and does nothing else.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    my Bialetti Muka Express worked fine for about a year, and now is doing exactly the same thing. it is such a shame as i love the machine, and i'm quite lost without it!

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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.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: my Bialetti mukka expresso maker won t push coffee

hey, it might be congested - this happens sometimes when coffee grounds get stuck in any part after a while - take the whole thing apart, including the gasket and filter and scrub everything out, then do a water run (no coffee) just to clear the thing up.

The problem might also be with coffee ground stuck in the pressure valve nozzle. Run water through it to see if it spurts out to check if there's any obstruction.

To get rid of the stuck ground in the nozzle, i once used a piece of dental floss twisted to reach within the nozzle.

hope this works for you!


Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: coffee has started becoming weak

Basing on personal experience (you can find more on Google probably), solutions are:

On percolated (filter) coffee machines:

Check water temp, if water temp is insufficient , most common is scale heating element , faulty element, faulty thermostat.
Check if water is dripping right at the center of the filter, if it is dripping on one side because the orifice is clogged, that can result in weak coffee.
Coffee blend not well distributed on filter basket.

On Espresso machines:

Check water temp, same as filter coffee machines (thermostat element, scale on heating chamber).
Ensure that coffee is filled correctly in the filter cup (fill at level), and well pressed.
Ensure that the coffee mixture that you are using is not too coarse, buy the apposite one for espresso.
Ensure that you are not leaving the machine brewing for a time that is too long, and Italian coffee cup is very small, approximately one regular shot.

On the hob moka pots (espresso, Moka and Bialetti type):

This are the trickiest ones, you need art and practice to get a good espresso with a Moka, but when you learn, the result is better than what you may get with an home electrical espresso maker.
The frame on the hob must be not too strong, and the mixture coarse but well pressed, with water at level tag, or you will get a weak coffee.
On Mokas a good strategy is keeping hob at minimum, and turning up the flame at top when coffee starts coming out.

French and turkish cafetieres:

Ensure that you put enough coffee, water hot enough, and that you left the infusion enough time to get a strong coffee.

Note: insufficient pressure and clogged lines on electric machines never give you a weak coffee, exactly the opposite.
Not pressed mixture always gives weak coffee, but too much pressed mixture may give you coffee with bad taste.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: bialetti mukka express

First off, the best milk for foam is skim milk (0% fat). The higher the fat content, the less foamy your foam will be.

The foam is created by the steam/hot coffee from the lower part being forced through the doohickey and into the milk. That means that if the coffee itself isn't "perfect", the foam won't be "perfect". I've found that using different types of coffee (e.g. different grinds) or filling the coffee bin to different levels results in more or less steam/pressure being passed through, so the foam is better/worse. For example, if I put too much ground coffee in the bin or use too fine a grind, it blocks the water/steam that's going through the coffee, resulting in less coffee and weaker coffee, and also resulting in less foam.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I was looking for instructions for a Bialetti

Here is the owner's manual. Also, by filling the filter with espresso grounds and using water, you are making espresso. It only becomes cappuccino by adding milk.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEcQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffantes.com%2Fmanuals%2Fmukka_express_manual.pdf&rct=j&q=Bialetti%20%22Mukka%20Express%22%20owners%20manual&ei=JdWATp7uLcu4tge7prWNAQ&usg=AFQjCNEIi9J9flq7TmgLWUYOiLF4KatH3g&sig2=UqfzIzEfVCpfZv60t1wClg

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Basing on personal experience (you can find more on Google probably), solutions are:

On percolated (filter) coffee machines:

Check water temp, if water temp is insufficient , most common is scale heating element , faulty element, faulty thermostat.
Check if water is dripping right at the center of the filter, if it is dripping on one side because the orifice is clogged, that can result in weak coffee.
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On Espresso machines:

Check water temp, same as filter coffee machines (thermostat element, scale on heating chamber).
Ensure that coffee is filled correctly in the filter cup (fill at level), and well pressed.
Ensure that the coffee mixture that you are using is not too coarse, buy the apposite one for espresso.
Ensure that you are not leaving the machine brewing for a time that is too long, and Italian coffee cup is very small, approximately one regular shot.

On the hob moka pots (espresso, Moka and Bialetti type):

This are the trickiest ones, you need art and practice to get a good espresso with a Moka, but when you learn, the result is better than what you may get with an home electrical espresso maker.
The frame on the hob must be not too strong, and the mixture coarse but well pressed, with water at level tag, or you will get a weak coffee.
On Mokas a good strategy is keeping hob at minimum, and turning up the flame at top when coffee starts coming out.

French and turkish cafetieres:

Ensure that you put enough coffee, water hot enough, and that you left the infusion enough time to get a strong coffee.

Note: insufficient pressure and clogged lines on electric machines never give you a weak coffee, exactly the opposite.
Not pressed mixture always gives weak coffee, but too much pressed mixture may give you coffee with bad taste.

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First off, the best milk for foam is skim milk (0% fat). The higher the fat content, the less foamy your foam will be.

The foam is created by the steam/hot coffee from the lower part being forced through the doohickey and into the milk. That means that if the coffee itself isn't "perfect", the foam won't be "perfect". I've found that using different types of coffee (e.g. different grinds) or filling the coffee bin to different levels results in more or less steam/pressure being passed through, so the foam is better/worse. For example, if I put too much ground coffee in the bin or use too fine a grind, it blocks the water/steam that's going through the coffee, resulting in less coffee and weaker coffee, and also resulting in less foam.

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