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Only little coffee is coming up

The water with coffee does not go up to the upper portion of Bialetti coffeemaker

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Although the gasket looked fine, once replaced the coffee pot functioned correctly.

Posted on Mar 30, 2014

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SOURCE: Bialetti will not make coffee

I would check the grind size you are using. Maybe it is ground too thin and the pressure cannot push through.

Also, remove screen and washer and make sure passage to the top is clear.

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Posted on Nov 20, 2007

SOURCE: Cleaning problems

Hi - I just clean mine with hot water (no soap), and dry it with a towel then leave it on the window sill... My problem is that the coffee can taste a bit metallic at times; and i want to know if I should be cleaning it after every time I use it... Suggestions?

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: How much coffee?

Fill it as full as you can with fine ground coffee. I cut the resulting brew with an equal amount of boiling water. Called an "Americano" in Italy.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: barely any coffee rises to upper chamber after cooking

It's 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. Also cook on medium to low heat. High flame seems to make the problem worse.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Hello I've had my stove top Bialetti for many

I do not supect the basket just make sure it is not blocked with limescale or other debris as this will reduce the flow of steam through your coffee grounds.
if this is ok then check the pressure release valve on the lower chamber it may be open or defective see if steam is coming out of it when your use your machine if you do not get pressure in your lower chamber it can not lift all the water to the top.
i do not know if the pressure release valve is a replaceable part.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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