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Valve Caps #3853: This is the little plastic cap that fits on top of the pressure valve, and this one is for older models. This part measures about 7/8" in diameter. Threaded hole on the underside simply screws onto the top of the valve stem. Sold only as a pair. Note the shape: These have tapered sides, and the shape is how you should identify whether this is the cap needed for your cooker.
To be sure you get the right item, please check the parts page before ordering.
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Has it been a while since you replaced your cooker's gasket? Gaskets need to be replaced periodically, as they harden over time and stop sealing, which causes pressure loss. It’s a gradual process that’s easy to overlook, but performance declines and before long your cooker won’t work at all. It's a good idea to keep a backup gasket on hand too, in case yours gets nicked or damaged by a stove burner, etc. You'll find all Kuhn Rikon gaskets on this page. Another crucial part that requires periodic replacement is the UL/SI valve. You don't need to replace it until it starts losing pressure, but once it does, performance will go downhill fast. For this reason, we recommend replacing the UL/SI valve at least every 3-4 years. You'll find the Kuhn Rikon UL/SI valve here.
When purchased alone, this item ships by First Class U.S. Mail for $8.00 shipping/handling. Please see the Shipping Tab above for details.
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We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground and such shipments usually arrive in four business days or less, following ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.
Because the product on this page is small and light, it may be able to be shipped for $8.00, depending on the following factors.
1.) First, remember that the item will ship for no more than $10 to 48 states even if additional items are in the order.
2.) The product on this page is small and light enough that it will be shipped by first class U.S. Mail for $8.00 shipping & handling if it’s ordered alone or with other items that total under 11 ounces (product and retail packaging weight) and which can all fit into the first class mail envelope.
3.) The actual shipping & handling charge for your total order will be visible during checkout, before the payment step. Whenever combined sizes and weights allow, we will send small items at the special $8.00 rate.