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go google and type in -- user manual for mirro pressure cooker model m-0536-1-- and if there is one it will be a pdf version down load
make sure that the lid seal went in without any twists
put something under the seal and go around the lid several time to allow the seal to untwist
Pressure cookers rely on pressure and steam, Do a dry run first...well not dry but with just water, (no food) especially if it's an old cooker. Inspect for cracks or pinholes before you go ahead, a crack ANYWHERE in a pressure cooker makes it a bomb...or a flower pot. Ensure all safety devices like the pressure regulator and blow out plug are in good condition and not plugged. If some previous owner replaced the blow out plug with a bolt or something silly don't use the cooker till it's repaired. Bring your pressure cooker slowly up to pressure over medium heat with an inch or two of water in the bottom. When it starts to vent steam turn the heat down so the steam barely escapes, if it has a rocker weight it will wobble a couple times a minute.
Slow gentle heat is the trick. A cooker will run for hours like that without boiling dry.
A couple tips, use salt and spice sparingly, it's trapped in there and permeates the food. Be careful with foods that expand on cooking like rice and dried things, they can get up and block the vents if they reach the lid.
No. if the steam is coming out, the vent valve is not seated on the vent and pressure won't build up. Either remove the plastic cover from the vent valve or slide it up enough so that the valve seals on the vent. If you remove the plastic cap, you will need to manually tilt the valve to "quick-vent" the cooker. Watch out for steam burns! Should work fine after that. You need to unplug the cooker and re-plug it to reset the "E4" error message.
the gaskets are junk , i had to toss one myself i used one time then stored for a year and the gasket went bad , mine came from hsn when i called them ,there where no parts made for it . so out it went cheep china junk . sorry , good luck