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How can I clean the melted rubber seal from a Bialetti Top Espresso Machine?

I scraped off as much melted rubber as possible - using my thumb nail - then used a product called Goo Gone to melt the remaining rubber. I put Goo Gone on an old cloth and rubbed off the remainder of the rubber - again with my thumb nail.
3/13/2013 3:27:34 AM • Bialetti 20-9... • Answered on Mar 13, 2013

I melted the rubber seal

I have the same problem. Scraped most of the rubber off mine with a knife. I'm going to try steel-wool next, as the whole thing is stainless-steel (or perhaps in your case, Aluminium), it should take a good sound beating. I wonder if there are any solvents that would dissolve the rubber?
10/10/2012 4:41:58 AM • Bialetti 20-9... • Answered on Oct 10, 2012

How do I best remove

You might try Toluene... use with VENTILATION.
2/9/2011 4:57:00 PM • Bialetti 20-9... • Answered on Feb 09, 2011

Hello I've had my stove top Bialetti for many

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.
11/13/2009 1:40:12 AM • Bialetti 20-9... • Answered on Nov 13, 2009

Hi, I bought a Bialetti mini express maker in Italy, but it does not seem to be working. The lights are on and the water pump makes a loud noise, but no water comes out. Can you please help? Thanks!

Did you two buy the machine in europe and travelled back to the USA? If so, the machine can't be used there. You will need a 230V power plug in the house before it can do anything. Otherwise you have to buy a power converter from 115 to 230 V. Hope this helps
2/23/2019 9:42:35 AM • Bialetti Coffee... • Answered on Feb 23, 2019

Dark grey stains (that appear un-removable) on the inside surface of coffee container

Try wiping the inside with damened paper towel and baking soda paste. Check towel to see if any removed. Rinse out with water. If it works, repeat if desired.
2/6/2018 6:58:23 PM • Bialetti Coffee... • Answered on Feb 06, 2018

The little side on/ off push button is broken on my red bialetti mokissima trio Can this part be replaced?

Acording with bialetti.com that part is not avaliable for replacement, someone who's familiar fixing electrodomestic stuff might give you a better opinion, if can make the trick for you for a few bucks or you can check if is just spring missing, if anything looks right, it could be a fuse inside but you have to open it to check, if you never fix nothing electric before, get some of your friends can check it for you on your presence, never ever leave your machine with no body, you can see it for the las time if you leave it with some one you dont know very well, like your husband or son.
10/25/2016 11:46:11 PM • Bialetti Coffee... • Answered on Oct 25, 2016

Steam relief valve releasing pressure before and

make sure your water level is not too high. needs to be just under release valve inside
9/19/2016 8:54:24 PM • Bialetti Coffee... • Answered on Sep 19, 2016

Bialetti mini espresso coming out very slowly

Hi there... have had this problem. sounds like you have minerals deposit problem. Put vinegar in water tank, then start machine to let all vinegar come out , it should clean it well. then do over again with water so next coffee doesn't taste like vinegar .If by the time the vinegar pasted through and water doesn't come out faster , it must be another problem. Hope this helps.
3/22/2015 2:19:21 PM • Bialetti Coffee... • Answered on Mar 22, 2015

Why coffee will not come out

Firstly check for clogged holes from where the water comes out. Clean out with big pin or the end of a paper clip. Second, check if mineral deposits have clogged the uptake of the water. Boil a round with diluted vinegar and rinse with several other rounds. Thirdly, make sure you have inserted the coffee holder component correctly i.e. snugly where it fits.
8/14/2014 11:12:20 AM • Bialetti Coffee... • Answered on Aug 14, 2014
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