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When making espresso, steam is escaping from the underside robbing me of the coffee.

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Replace the undercup / group seal.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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Put desired amount of water in resevoir (plus a little extra to be used to steam your milk for latte) and close up tightly.

Put espresso grind coffee in basket and tamp down with a tamper. If grounds are not packed, steam will seep through and will cause an erosion of sorts instead of just letting the steam hit the grounds.

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Be careful when you open the water resevoir cap after brewing because there is a vaccuum created and a burst of steam will shoot out the lid and may burn you.

The gasket above the grounds hopper eventually will deteriorate and more steam will escape than espresso is produced. There is no replacement parts for this machine since it was made in China according to a Mr. Coffee representative that I called this morning at 1-800-MR-COFFEE (800) 672-6333.

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That may result (as least for me) in weaker coffee than I like. So what I do, is I fill the coffee funnel with coffee grinds, tamp it very lightly, and then using a wooden skewer I make 3 or 4 holes all the way to the bottom of the funnel. That will help the steam to escape. Before I learned this trick, I thought it was a valve problem or a seal problem. As soon as I tried this trick, bingo! I personally like strong coffee. So I didn't want to compromise it and start adding less coffee to the funnel. The thing is that steam wets and expands coffee grinds, and that may be enough to hinder the process. If you make several holes, steam will not be building in the boiler section and escaping thrgough the valve or break the seal on the gasket.
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