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Kuhn Rikon Valve Housing 1621

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SKU: GP266, Part Number: 1621, Shop more Kuhn Rikon items


This is the valve housing that fits on top of the lid, on models made since 1998 (except DM Top & TIMAX models). It also functions as the steam deflector. It clips into place over the valve cap. Note the shape: This item has a conical shape. (If your housing is "bell" shaped, see item 3852 instead.) Diameter is 3-3/4".

When you remove this part for cleaning, if you remove it by lifting its edge from only one side, it will come up crooked, and that can cause the retention clips underneath to break. If you instead slip your fingernails (using two hands) just under the rim of the housing on opposite sides of the rim-circle, you can then pull it straight upward without it getting crooked, and the retention clips won't break.

  • “Not like the knock off sold elsewhere. Does the job and well made.”

    – Jessica H., CA

If your Kuhn Rikon valve housing has failed prematurely, please call our toll free number during customer service hours. We may be able to help you get it replaced at no charge. That phone number is displayed in the lower section of this web page.

To be sure you get the right item, please check the parts page before ordering.

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. Kuhn Rikon gasket replacement Kuhn Rikon SI/UL valve replacement, #1565
Kuhn Rikon gaskets Kuhn Rikon UL/SI valve

When purchased alone, this item ships by First Class U.S. Mail for $3.99 shipping/handling. Please see the Shipping information below for details.

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Manufacturer Part Number 1621
Brand Kuhn Rikon
Length 3.7"
Width 3.7"
Height .7"
Product Weight (lbs.) 2 oz
Material Stainless steel
Warranty Length 2 years


We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from 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 $3.99, depending on the following factors.

1.) First, remember that the item will definitely ship free to 48 states if your order total is over $59, and also that shipping & handling is $7.95 for most orders under $59 order-total.

2.) The product on this page is small and light enough that it will be shipped by first class U.S. Mail for $3.99 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. If an order doesn’t qualify for free shipping, then whenever combined sizes and weights allow, we will send small items at the special $3.99 rate.


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  • Pressure cooker valve housing
    By on - Verified Buyer
    In general I love Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers. However it is very frustrating the frequency which the valve housing has to be replaced when the plastic supports break off.
    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Part and service were fine
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I wish there was a way to repair the plastic part and reuse the amazing steel material that is just wasted because of plastic parts that go with it.
    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Kuhn Rikon Pressure cookers
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I bought my Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker set in 2005 and I have been very happy with them ever since. I love the design, high quality and how they work. After 17 years of use, one of the pot lids was not holding pressure as it should and was in need of replacement parts. Pleasant Hill Grain carries all the parts needed for Kuhn Rikon and I bought and replaced the parts and it's back like new again. Pleasant Hill Grain has a very pleasant staff in customer service and are very knowledgeable of the products they sell.
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • It is what it says
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The plastic on my old one broke. The new one works.
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Just what I needed
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Easily found the replacement part I need for my pressure cooker. Customer service quickly advised when I could expect my shipment. Thanks!
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • The real deal
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Not like the knock off sold elsewhere. Does the job and well made.
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great service.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The part came shortly after I ordered--before I expected it. Works great. Much appreciated.
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Premier Product Quality and Customer Service
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Your products are the best quality and the customer service is fantastic. You go out of your way to make sure the customer is taken care of first. So many other companies should follow your lead. Keep up the great work!
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Perfect fit and finish
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The new valve lid functions perfectly, distributing excess steam as it should, while keeping the valve from debris.
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cooker lid cap
    By on - Verified Buyer
    This is an exact replacement part for my well used KR cooker. Over the years, they have tried to improve the plastic tabs that hold the lid to the pressure housing assembly, but they still have this tendency to break off. The last one did not last as long-but the alternative is to just leave the lid in place and over time, the food particles do collect under the lid so there is always a chance one of the tabs will break, if you're like me and want the pot squeaky clean!
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
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