Bialetti Moka Pot No Longer Brews
- amethiste Jul 14, 2013 03:11 PM
I have had my Moka pot for several years, and have changed the gasket before. However this time, after I changed the gasket, it no longer brews. I get steam out of the top part instead of coffee.
I have tried boiling water to see if it was blocked. The water came through fine when there was no coffee. I also tried changing the filter. Still no dice.
All other factors are the same as before (kind of and grind of coffee). What has gone wrong and how do I correct it?
Thanks so much to the original poster and to the person who replied with the solution. My 6-cup Bialetti has gotten daily use for about 6 or 7 years now, but I've been pulling my hair out over exactly this same problem for weeks. One day it simply stopped brewing coffee, sometimes resulting in a 1/4 of a pot of very thick espresso at most, but when I would only use water, no coffee grounds, it would fill up perfectly. Obviously I made sure everything was as clean and clear as possible, including the basket, rubber gasket, and filter, and I replaced the rubber gasket and filter before reading this post. I'm now going to order a new basket, which seems to be the fix. Thanks so much for your posts!
Really check the holes. They get blocked. You have to take a toothpick and clear them. Not fun, but occasionally necessary.