Question about Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

1 Answer

First time user, steam valve on my xl power pressure cooker sits loosely in the sealed position. Wonder if it is broken. It doesn't turn easily to open. haven't started cooking yet. Can you help me?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Crock Pots &... Master
  • 44,411 Answers

The valve is a safety valve to release pressure that gets too high
the action is by the weight of the valve itself sitting over a small opening
as pressure is generated by resistance to flow, that small opening area has to have enough pressure ( psi /surface area) to overcome the resistance to flow ( the weight of the valve body)
when that happens there is a brief loss of pressure and then the valve reseats and the cycle begins again
simple ,effective and safe
to relieve the pressure before opening the lid , remove the valve

Posted on Apr 24, 2017

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I open the stuck lid on my Power Pressure Cooker?


The cooling food has caused a vacuum making it worse. If you heat the food very gently as not to burn the contents, the lid should open once it is hot. Release any pressure and try and open it again.

Jan 01, 2016 | Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

1 Answer

Manual for Mirro pressure cooker Model M- 0536-1


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

Oct 26, 2015 | Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

3 Answers

How do I remove a lid from a pot after it has been sealed by steam


What has likely happened is when the cooker heated up, the air expanded and escaped, when it cooled off, an air tight seal developed and the top acted as a valve and now the pressure is lower inside the cooker than outside. You need to break the vacuum... This may be done by gently prying the top a bit (carefully so as not to break it) or reheat the cooker. Is there liquid still inside? You could either turn it back on or possibly heat the entire cooker.

Dec 30, 2014 | Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

2 Answers

Se e4 on my cooker what do i do


The problem is a Signal Switch Malfunction. It has to do with the power switch and the pressure switch from what I have been able to find out. Mine doesn't have a pressure problem it just goes to E4 once you set the time. I gave the switch a good smack and it has been working for a while. This is the second time and this worked both times now. I am sure the switch will have to be replaced at some time. From what I have seen this is a very common problem. There is one way to fix this problem, albeit not the best. I was able to bypass the E4 error by completely bypassing the electronics and wiring the heater coil to get power whenever the pressure cooker is plugged in. It was a very simple job, anyone with any electrical experience can do this. The only problem is that it is a safety concern as there is no way for the heater to turn off even if pressure is getting to be way too high. There may be a pressure relief valve in the lid but the heater coil won't shut off, so don't leave it unattended! But at least this way to you can still pressure cook. Pics of process: http://s909.photobucket.com/albums/ac295/danwat1234/fixing%20the%20pressure%20cooker/

Jul 21, 2014 | Wolfgang Puck 5-Quart Electronic Pressure...

1 Answer

Steam release valve is not very tight....very loose. how do you install it?


I posted the same question, as I was very nervous about the loose fitting steam release valve. I thought for sure it was defective. I have never used a pressure cooker before and I think most people are nervous the first time. I finally called customer service and was told this is how it is supposed to be. It's supposed to be loose, and the lid won't fit tightly. Everything works out fine when you start the cooker. The valve tightens up and the lid fits securely. Keep in mind also that it takes quite some time for the cook cycle to begin. When it took so long to start the actual cooking, I thought yes, I was right, this one is defective. But I cooked a perfect turkey breast and am continuing on to make turkey soup. I hope I have helped, as there doesn't seem to be anybody who wants to share their knowledge with us newbies!

Feb 08, 2011 | Wolfgang Puck 5-Quart Electronic Pressure...

1 Answer

Just bought the 5 Qt electric pressure cooker. Tonight is the first time I'm using it. Got two questions.....is the pressure release valve supposed to be so loose? I'm also seeing steam and condensation...


Your gasket is no good and needs to be repaired. The water is supposed to be pressurized as high heat steam and when pressure is excessive the valve does its thing to lower to acceptable levels.

Aug 31, 2017 | Wolfgang Puck Electric Pressure Cooker...

6 Answers

Displays E2 and E4 (5 qt Wolfgang Puck pressure cooker - silver) what section is problem mechanical or electronic?


I think E2 means open circuit in thermocouple in center of bottom. E4 means no contact on pressure sensing switch at edge of bottom. Mine had E4 error. Took out switch and used fine sandpaper to clean contact points. Now it works fine.
Remove 3 screws in bottom. Remove bottom cover by turning it ~1/4" to clear tabs. Remove switch at edge of bottom with two blue wires going to it. Clean contacts and replace.

Jul 10, 2010 | Wolfgang Puck 5-Quart Electronic Pressure...

5 Answers

Displays e4 wont work


Removed the 3 screws on the bottom. There is a relay near the circuit board. Kind of looks like an old morse code relay. Just tapped out "E 4" in morse code. Plugged it in and it works fine.

May 13, 2010 | Wolfgang Puck 5-Quart Electronic Pressure...

1 Answer

Steam coming out of floating valve on handle.


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.

Jan 16, 2010 | Wolfgang Puck 5-Quart Electronic Pressure...

3 Answers

My Wolfgang Puck pressure cooker shows 'E4' in the display.


There doesn't seem to be any legit way of fixing this. I tinkered with the pressure sensors and valves, kicked the pressure cooker a few times, still the E4 error presented itself.


I was able to bypass the E4 error by completely bypassing the electronics and wiring the heater coil to get power whenever the pressure cooker is plugged in. It was a very simple job, anyone with any electrical experience can do this.


There doesn't seem to be any legit way of fixing this. I tinkered with the pressure sensors and valves, kicked the pressure cooker a few times, still the E4 error presented itself.


The only problem is that it is a safety concern as there is no way for the heater to turn off even if pressure is getting to be way too high. There may be a pressure relief valve in the lid but the heater coil won't shut off, so don't leave it unattended! But at least this way to you can still pressure cook.
Pics of process:
http://s909.photobucket.com/albums/ac295/danwat1234/fixing%20the%20pressure%20cooker/

May 10, 2009 | Wolfgang Puck 5-Quart Electronic Pressure...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Crock Pots & Slow Cookers Logo

Related Topics:

191 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Crock Pots & Slow Cookers Experts

charles

Level 2 Expert

97 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

460 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Are you a Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...