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Bialetti sputtering after gasket replaced

We recently replaced the gasket and since then the pot starts sputtering as soon as it starts to boil and steam comes out the spout.  It makes the finishing noises as soon as it starts to boil.  Eventually it makes a full pot of espresso, but by the time it is done the espresso is boiling in the top chamber.  Help!

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    Yes, exactly the same problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. I have just replaced the gasket (having accidentally left the pot boiling on the stove for 15 minutes, damaging the previous one) . Always worked perfectly before this. 

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    We have the same problem...only we get half a pot and it never fills up entirely. I give up and have half the pot, as I don't want it to burn.

    Ideas?


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Flame is too high and the top is not screwed tightly enough to the bottom. Also make sure there is enough fine ground coffee in the funnel.

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  • 7054mwc Sep 07, 2009

    IT IS ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY THE GASKET!!!!! Tighten it down very tight and leave it stored that way for two weeks , tightening it up as it compresses. Guaranteed to work after that. Use a medium flame on stove.

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