I’ve had my Aeropress for a year or so and I really love it. Lately though, I’ve had trouble with the plunger “bouncing” back up when I try to press it. I have to mess around with placing the plunger into the chamber a few times before I can get it to actually press down. Do I need a new rubber seal, and if not, what gives? Thanks. – From Tedde Rae A.

It is normal for the plunger to feel a little "springy". The compressed air in the chamber is an "air spring". But remember too, that if you press hard it compresses the puck of coffee and blocks the flow. So press gently and wait 30 to 60 seconds for the liquid to flow through. Also, you may want to try a coarser grind.