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Hello I've had my stove top Bialetti for many years, and its worked beautifully. However, recently I've had a lot of problems with it. It is taking much longer for the coffee to brew, and in fact it does not use most of the water in the receptacle. The little coffee that is coming out has boiled and is much too intense to drink. Help! I've replaced the gasket and checked the grind. No luck. Can the problem lie in the basket, which is now slightly dented and irregular?

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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.

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