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Topic: Leaky AeroPress (8 msgs / 146 lines)
1) From: Dave Huddle
Anybody here have a leaky AeroPress?
I use mine inverted and I've noticed a bit of water leaking down past
the rubber seal.   Also when I turn it over to press, a bit of air
escapes past the seal.  When it's clean, the plunger/rubber seal
slides somewhat easily through the cylinder.       (My other
AeroPress, which has been used much less, does not exhibit these
problems.)
I emailed Aerobie.com inquiring about a replacement seal, but I have
not yet received a reply.
Dave
Westerville, OH
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2) From: Yakster
I've had an occasional problem where liquid sneaks past the seal when I
insert the plunger in the normal position.  I had attributed this to
inserting the plunger at an angle and having a high slurry level.  I haven't
seen the problem your reporting, though.
-Chris
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Dave Huddle <
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3) From: Allon Stern
On Sep 10, 2009, at 2:50 PM, Dave Huddle wrote:
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How do you store your AP? You need to make sure the plunger isn't  
under compression when stored, by either pressing it all the way down,  
or leaving it out of the tube.
-
allon
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4) From: Dave Huddle
I always store it with the plunger pushed all the way in so it isn't
compressed.    (That procedure is mentioned in section 11 of the
original AP instruction sheet.)
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 3:23 PM, Allon Stern  wrote:
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5) From: Yakster
I just ran across a thread from July of last year on CoffeeGeek where Alan
Adler of Aerobie states:
We sell replacement AeroPress parts.  Just call our office 650-493-3050 and
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This was in reference to someone losing the filter cap, but they probably
sell the rubber stopper too.  Maybe they also have some advise or
suggestions to determine how this happened.
-Chris
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6) From: Jim Graf
I have two APs, one for home and one for work. the older one's- 3 years old
I'm guessing - plunger is looser in the barrel. I don't invert, but it seems
tighter then what you seem to be describing but I can get air past the seal
if I have the plunger going in on an angle as previously mentioned. The
newer one (less then 1.5 years) is very tight in the barrel.
I would be interested in what AP has to say about replacement rubber plunger
gasket(? ).
-jim
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7) From: dennis true
when I contacted Alan he has had a seal do over 10,000 presses and not  
leak  I had one do what you are refering to and I discovered a tiny  
dent in the inside of my cylinder that was causing the "blow-by" I  
mentioned this to alan and he Fed-ex'd me a new cylinder and seal free  
(I was deploying in 3 days)
Alan is a great guy and always happy to help out his customers try  
emailing him directly at
alan
he even offered to custom make a cylinder with raised markings for a  
blind patron free of charge.
he invented it and wants all the feedback you can give....
he has alot of posts on coffeegeek about the AP as well (Yes i read 70  
pages of posts when I got mine)
hope this helps,
Dennis
(yes I'm still in Cuba and yes I know I'e been lurking sorry but I  
have been really busy)
On Sep 10, 2009, at 3:43 PM, Yakster wrote:
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8) From: Kim G
I have found that warming the rubber up in hot water before inserting helps
to stop air leaks
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