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My Bialetti stove top espresso maker has started making a high pitched sound as it percolates. It seems to be coming from the little pressure valve on the side. When pressure is applied to the mechanism it stops. Do I need to replace the part or is there some way I can fix it myself?

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JohnnyBeans
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SOURCE: Bialetti will not make coffee

I would check the grind size you are using. Maybe it is ground too thin and the pressure cannot push through.

Also, remove screen and washer and make sure passage to the top is clear.

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Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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SOURCE: My espresso maker, a Bialetti, has its top very stuck to its base

i had the same issue. i ran the base under very hot water from the tap for one minute. This forces the metal to expand and loosen, making unscrewing the base much easier.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: How much coffee?

Fill it as full as you can with fine ground coffee. I cut the resulting brew with an equal amount of boiling water. Called an "Americano" in Italy.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

Zlobomir
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SOURCE: I have just blown the valve on my bialetti

The valve no, it is dangerous. Steam under pressure is a bomb. If you can detach ?unscrew? the old valve and find a new one, it will be fine. 

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Need a copy of instruction manual for Bialetti

hey, screw the 2 parts tight and before that check if the filter plate is not clogged. See this guide that I wrote Avi

Posted on May 21, 2011

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SOURCE: I was looking for instructions for a Bialetti

Here is the owner's manual. Also, by filling the filter with espresso grounds and using water, you are making espresso. It only becomes cappuccino by adding milk.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEcQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffantes.com%2Fmanuals%2Fmukka_express_manual.pdf&rct=j&q=Bialetti%20%22Mukka%20Express%22%20owners%20manual&ei=JdWATp7uLcu4tge7prWNAQ&usg=AFQjCNEIi9J9flq7TmgLWUYOiLF4KatH3g&sig2=UqfzIzEfVCpfZv60t1wClg

Posted on Sep 26, 2011

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