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Valve Housing #3852: This is the valve housing that fits on top of the lid, on "Hotel model" cookers, and also on some earlier models. It also functions as the steam deflector. Simply unscrew the valve cap to install this valve housing. Note the shape: This item has a "bell" shape. Diameter is 2-3/8".
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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 $3.99 shipping/handling. Please see the Shipping information below 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 three 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 $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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