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To replace the mother board, the top cover of the machine has to be removed. I can email the illustrated steps for taking the top cover off as an attachment.
However I am curious to know the following:
1- why this is the only expensive option to fix the machine
2- Is the person who diagnosed replacement of this part qualified to do so.
3- Has the part been taken out of the machine to inspect any visible damage on it like a burn mark or shorted circuits.
4- Is the brew drive system that operates the Brew group is functioning or not.
5- How long the machine was used.
6- Whether the machine was descaled at all and the descaling product used was authentic product (CleanCaf, Brew Rite, Pulycaff or similar product which are sold as descalers but the same are not).
7- I do not support, recommend or sell parts unless I know it is the correct solution to fix the machine..

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Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Jun 27, 2015

From the description I understand that the flap at the outlet from grinder is not easy to open and let coffee grounds out from the grind chamber.
Firstly this is a mechanical obstruction and not related to any electrical or electronic control.
This happens frequently in the Ceramic burr grinders due to the following reasons:
1- The beans used are dark roast oily. Such beans are not good for use i any fully automatic model. This should be stopped immediately.
2- The grind fineness may be set at fine powdery level. This is done because there is wrong assumption thata fine grind makes stronger espresso. That is not applicable in fully automatic machines. The extraction of espresso in fully automatic machine is with pre infusion (also called pre brew soaking) and uses a back pressure valve for 9 bar extraction pressure. For this reason
the coffee grounds should not be finer than table salt grain. If coffee fineness is set at powdery fine, then the setting should be changed to coarser setting.
3- Grinder may not have been cleaned for an extended period. If so clean the grinder. Use brush or scrape solid deposits in corners and crevices to clean.
Finally as a part of cleaning, use a rag wrapped on finger or screw driver to wipe the invisible oil deposits on the grinder parts between the burr and the outlet.
Check the flap in the coffee outlet is hinged correctly and moves freely front and back to make sure that it is not blocking outlet for ground coffee.

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Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Jun 26, 2015

I have just had the same thing this morning with my machine (not used & ventilate message). I followed the instructions & found the same as you, then I realised I had not turned the knob to dispense the water!! Try this, it does take a while for it to go through the ventilate process, I had to refill the watertank. Good luck

Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Jun 09, 2015

The ventilate sign appears as an error message to tell operator that the flow of water is reduced. I can tell that the machine has not been descaled or was descaled using unscrupulous products that are labeled as descaler but they are not.
Because the sign disappears at this time after flushing water through the steam pipe, the flow restores the sensing that water is flowing normal. This "apparent restoration" of water flow is without any back pressure. The espresso function is restored for limited use.
This error code if not corrected immediately, it will not disappear and not allow any function even after flushing water manually.
The flow meter registers the quantitative flow of water as programmed for espresso.
Please descale the machine as soon as possible. before the 'Ventilate' error message stops all functions.
This is a well designed machine. Needs more attention to maintenance.
You may use the link to order our Best descaler.

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Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Jun 09, 2015

Fill water tank and press ok

Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Jun 09, 2015

un plug the machine

Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Jun 09, 2015

try to make the grinder position on 2.
And where exactly is the unused coffee-in the drawer or under the brew unit? Did you try to wash the brew unit with water-fill a box with hot water and put it into box. Leave it all night and in the morning just clean on the water and dry it.
Let me know what is result when you done it!

Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Apr 15, 2015

There is an air gap in system running the hot water clears it out.

Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

Select "Hot Water" and open the steam valve. Let it pump water out the steamer for awhile. It usually clears right away but may need to pump a lot of water to clear the error.

If you aren't able to get any water coming out the steam nozzle, you may need to prime the pump with the little squeezy tool they gave you with the machine - or you can use a turkey baster. Mainly you are trying to get water up into the pump to prime it (get the air out of the pump) so it can pump water instead air.

Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

- coffee-channel is stuck.

check google for calibrating/cleaning your gaggia.

Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

Water collection in dump box can be due to any of the following reasons:

1- The Plastic screw that fastens the upper filter screen in the brew group is not holding the 9 bar extraction pressure. The O-ring seal on the screw may have hardened. Replace the plastic screw. There are two different screws. Older Pre 2004 models have a screw with flexible locking pins. Here is the link to order:
The screw in newer models is shorter with a flat locking end. Here is the link:
2- The second reason can be less coffee which is not enough for good compacting. This leaves room for some coffee that did not squeeze out and drops in the dump box with watery used coffee puck.
3- The Conical burrs may not have been replace for several years. The steel conical burrs have a life of 2500 grinds. This machine may still have burrs that have done over 5000 grinds.
Blunted burrs need to be replaced. You can order the burrs and instructions for cleaning the grinder and replacing the burrs. Here is the link:

Please check the above and fix the cause.

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Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

take the float out of the tank, it is hard to see but there is a lid on the float - prise this apart, dry out the inside of the float and then glue the float back together.

It should now float, and you can make a coffee again.

Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Feb 23, 2015

If the brew unit is in the wrong position when inserted you can knock the lever off the microswitch in the back. If the lever is knocked off you will never get the brw unit miss message to go away. You will have to take the machine apart and replace the lever on the microswitch. Sorry
We made a modification to the brew unit that would prevent this from happening. We modified all the brew units on the compact machines before sending them out so we would never get them back for this reason.

Gaggia Titanium... | Answered on Feb 17, 2015

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