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The fix to get to 15 psi - Step by Step Instructions
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2018
Like many other reviewers on here my pressure cooker setting ring was not calibrated to the advertised 5/10/15psi settings when I got it. It was more like 3.5/8.5/13.5.
I want 15psi and many of you do too. The problem is that the spring in the setting ring is a little under-powered.
I have full instructions below, but TLDR, take the string out and stretch it a little bit to raise the settings up to what you want. The more you stretch the spring the harder it will push on the valve and will let the steam out on a higher setting.
!!! Note of caution !!!
If you do this and stretch the string out too much the pressure setting ring could be set to something higher than the pot is rated for.
Hopefully the two other safety features will kick in and maybe you won't get hurt or anything, just be careful.
---- Step by Step Instructions ----
1. Remove the pressure setting ring: Press down on the pressure setting ring all the way and turn it past the full exhaust setting, it should pop out of the lid.
2. Expose the tabs: Pull the red ring all the way down to expose two big holes on opposite sides of the large back piece. (See Picture)
3. Remove the small black piece: At the top of the two large holes there are two tab/clips that hold the small black piece in. You can pop the tab/clips out with your fingernail. After both clips are out the small black piece will shoot out revealing the spring.
4. Elongate spring: Note the current length of the spring with no pressure on it. Carefully pull it until the point where it is a bit longer when it has no pressure on it. The longer it is when it has no pressure on it, the higher your pressure settings will be.
5. Reassemble: Put everything back together.