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Parts needed Can anyone tell me where I can get a pod adaptor for the Gaggia classic? I find that the single shot filter basket is too deep to allow the pod to be pressed down firmly enough and I know I have seen these previously on my ex's machine. Also does anyone know where I can get a new outlet/overflow pipe (the metal one that sits on the left side in front of the water tank)? I live in Sydney. Thanks, Lucy

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Contact Shriro located in NSW

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I cant get my Gaggia Classic to work with pods


You need to use the single-serving size one-hole basket, not the double, with the diffuser valve seated beneath the basket. Then the Illy ese pod should be inserted with the decal facing up. Finally, and most importantly, when you lock the filter assembly into the machine, you need to close it firmly. Brown water can mean that the basket assembly is not sealed in tight enough.

Sep 07, 2014 | Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

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I have a Gaggia classic and want to use pods. I've got Illy ese pods and the right (one hole pressurised basket) but still get just brown water. Can anyone help please?


I HAVE BEEN USING THE GAGGIA CLASSIC FOR 34 YEARS AND I ALWAYS BELIEVED THIS MACHINE IS BEING DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC COFFEE QUALITY. THE ILLY ESE PODS ARE NOT FOR THIS MACHINE, TRY LAVAZZA PODS INSTEAD THAT IS SHAPED PERFECTLY WITH GAGGIA FILTER HOLDER FOR PODS.

Sep 07, 2014 | Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

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I have a Baby Gaggia, several years old. I buy IZZO ESE pods, which I understand should fit the holder. They do not in that a pod sits loose in the holder, with a margin round the edge between it and the...


Please try the following:
  • Remove the portafilter and activate the brew switch. Water should stream out of the shower screen. If not you need to clean the group components, or the machine is broken.
    To clean the group components, remove the center screw. The screen should drop down, the dispersion disk may be stuck, you can pry it loose with a flat head screw driver. Soak both of these in a descaling solution.
  • With the group components removed (as above) try brewing, water should stream out of a single hole. If not, you may have a faulty pump, or seals.
  • If water streams out normally, be sure that you are using the single espresso basket. This is the smaller basket that snaps into the portafilter, and has sort of a tulip shape.
  • Your group head gasket may be worn, and will need to be replaced. These need replacement ever 6 months to 12 months, and need to replaced even if the machine is rarely used, because they are made from natural rubber that dries out.
    Replacements can be found at many retailers online, a few are:
    espressocare.com, espressoparts.com, and seattlecoffeegear.com

Mar 02, 2011 | Gaggia Baby Espresso Machine

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Hi i have agaggia classic and its portofilter is non pressurized do i have to buy something to put inside because it has two holes and a straight line like you can slot something inside i cant put coffee...


Hi there,
Yes all you require is a single or double filter basket. This just pops into place and you put your ground coffee into it and away you go.
If you need any further assistance or would like to purchase any of these baskets then please get in touch with myself (David) at domesticespresso@live.com

All the best

Mr La Pavoni

Jun 02, 2010 | Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

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I recentlty bought a Francis X1 (2000 model). I


There are two different handles made for this unit (I own an X1 and have both). Both of these handles have baskets.

First - The pod handle has a basket area that is very shallow, about 1/3 of an inch deep and the basket has very small holes.

Second - The handle for loose grounds came with two baskets, one for a single dose, and one for a double dose. Both removable baskets have the very small holes for the espresso to drip through.

You must have a basket in the handle in order to use the machine. If you try to make espresso without a basket, you'll just make a mess. Besides, the machine will never be able build enough pressure to extract espresso from the grounds.

Search the net (ebay?) for francis francis x1 handle.


Good luck

Feb 24, 2009 | FrancisFrancis! X1 - Stainless Steel...

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Regarding the single shot pod and filter


the machine might or might not have had the pod filter based on manufacturing date. If you did not have one it can be purchased on Breville USA web site for $10.

Jan 22, 2009 | Breville Die Cast 800ESXL Espresso Machine

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Pod filter basket


Hi,

I can not this machine, sorry
I do service on Saeco, Kenwood, LaPavoni, Spidem, Cuisinart, Breville.

Have a nice day
/Mirran

Oct 04, 2008 | Nemox Caffe NEM 205 Espresso Machine

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Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine


Are you tamping the coffee at all?

The ground coffee needs to be compressed, using a tamper, to form a hard puck that the water will then get squeezed through.

This has already happened to the ese pods so needs to be replicated in the portafilter when you place freshly ground coffee into it.

The plastic tampers provided with your machine are not fit for purpose and a metal tamper is highly recommended. The base of the tamper should be 58mm

Mar 30, 2008 | Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

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