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Assembly I believe I did not assemble my french press correctly as there was no "pressure". The plunger went down and the grounds were all over!

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  • DrGaryG Jul 04, 2008

    In what order are French Press parts assembled.

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Turn the filter upside down (opposite the way it is now)
Should help

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