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marthawv
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Posted Mon May 25, 2009, 1:51pm
Subject: oh, please help~~I "exploded" my husband's French press filter!
 

Yeah...I was washing it and the little screw came out.  BAM! 4 separate pieces, and I have NO right brain and cannot figure out how to reassemble it! Oh, and the coiled spring came undone, too.  Sigh.  And I don't even LIKE French press coffee; I like drip!  But I broke it; I should fix it.
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Posted Mon May 25, 2009, 2:09pm
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marthawv Said:

Yeah...I was washing it and the little screw came out.  BAM! 4 separate pieces, and I have NO right brain and cannot figure out how to reassemble it! Oh, and the coiled spring came undone, too.  Sigh.  And I don't even LIKE French press coffee; I like drip!  But I broke it; I should fix it.

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Question:  Does the screw go into plastic, or metal?  If plastic, the plastic may have eroded a bit after alot of use and the screw wiggled its way out.  The best way to fix that is with a slightly bigger screw.  If metal then just loosened up a bit from the constant hot/cold action of use.  

Either way, I'm getting at the cause of the issue, not the fix.  Without seeing the thing it would be a bit difficult to provide directions.  Probably a simple fix, not to worry.

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Posted Mon May 25, 2009, 2:29pm
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It's metal--the big problem is that I just don't know in what order to "stack" the pieces! There's the screw, the mesh strainer, the circle-divided-into-4-sections, and the spring circle.  (When I say I have no right brain, I am NOT kidding!)
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Posted Mon May 25, 2009, 2:54pm
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I'm not real good with links, but if you go to bodumusa.com, go to any of the presspots, go to more info, pull up the instructions for use PDF, and you'll see a picture that should answer your question. Hope this helps! Ron
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Posted Mon May 25, 2009, 2:55pm
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marthawv Said:

It's metal--the big problem is that I just don't know in what order to "stack" the pieces! There's the screw, the mesh strainer, the circle-divided-into-4-sections, and the spring circle.  (When I say I have no right brain, I am NOT kidding!)

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screw, circle, mesh, spring

I looked at my own, which is a Bodum

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Posted Mon May 25, 2009, 2:57pm
Subject: Re: oh, please help~~I "exploded" my husband's French press filter!
 

Spring first, mesh screen next, then the metal ring (divided into 4 sections) and finally the screw......Ta Da!!!!

 
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Posted Mon May 25, 2009, 2:59pm
Subject: Re: oh, please help~~I "exploded" my husband's French press filter!
 

Hi Martha,

Welcome to the Coffeegeek forums! {;-)

Mine's not a Bodum., but from left to right., 1,2,3,4th piece.., then the shaft with screw collar.

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Posted Mon May 25, 2009, 3:17pm
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Woo-hoo; it's back together!  Thank you, all!  (I think this site is going to be a new internet obsession for me!)

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Posted Tue May 26, 2009, 8:06am
Subject: Re: oh, please help~~I "exploded" my husband's French press filter!
 

My wife would say "you used it, you clean it."

 
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Posted Tue May 26, 2009, 11:04pm
Subject: Re: oh, please help~~I "exploded" my husband's French press filter!
 

I used to say that, till about 20 years into the marriage when I realized that he did all the cooking and shopping, over half of the child care, about half of the housework, all of the maintenance of our 18 acres...and I, ummmm...washed the dishes and clothes, blush.  If I want those gourmet meals to keep coming, I give him clean equipment to work with!  But I still prefer my drip coffee  ;-)   !
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