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Steam leaking under lid of pressure cooker

Looses steam while under pressure, seems like the seal is not sealing: The food comes out steamed and not cooked

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    I have steam that leaks under the lid. I have just replaced the seal and plug and still have the problem. I am losing a lot of liquid and never getting pressure.

  • Jimi9746 Feb 26, 2009

    Where did you get the new seal?

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the gaskets are junk , i had to toss one myself i used one time then stored for a year and the gasket went bad , mine came from hsn when i called them ,there where no parts made for it . so out it went cheep china junk . sorry , good luck

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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Replacement parts for the Wolfgang Puck pressure cookers are available here:

http://www.wpcookware.com/categories.asp?cat=29

If you do not see the part you require or are unsure about the model numbers; suggest you contact their Customer Service at 1-800-275-8273 or via their webform at:

http://www.wpcookware.com/contact.asp

Sorry someone has not responded sooner.

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

pms24-7
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That is what happened to mine and I notice it was not the gasket, but plastic lock on the inside of the handle, it broke. Why make is out of plastic and controlled with a spring? DuH? This controls locking the handle and also hold the small pressure valve done. This caused the steam to escape before item is cooked even if it's not 100% broke and lid still locks.

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