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Barely any coffee rises to upper chamber after cooking

When I first bought it, it worked just fine even though I noticed that not all the coffee was brewed to the upper chamber.. There was always some coffee water still left in the bottom chamber when I would clean it. Then one day it started working great, where it would use all the water I put in it and make a full to the tippy-top cup of delicious coffee. I tend to grind the coffee not as fine as espresso but finer than a drip coffee maker. Now the bialetti only brings up two tablespoons of burnt coffee after it has been trying to brew on even temperature for 20 minutes. And I even put in a new gasket used the same ground coffee and it seemed to make it even worse (only 1 tablespoon of burnt coffee). Hope you can suggest something more to the juggular of the problem. Thank you. M Vekkos

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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.

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Try replacing the funnel cup [the one you put the coffee in] as well as the gasket [Amazon UK sell them for less that £2!].

I've just suffered the same but changing the funnel cup worked first time!

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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Change the gasket with a new one.
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