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Gaggia Classic - No Heat, Hot Water or Steam

Pump & lights function but there's no heat at all. I replaced a fuse a year ago when there was no power to the unit at all. Are there different fuses? If it's the thermal fuse, would the lights & pump still function? Guidance on necessary repair i.e parts, source and procedures are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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There is a thermostat on the boiler disconnect and check to see if you can get a reading using an ohmsmeter, if no reading replace the thermostat. If you get a good reading then disconnect the element and check for resistance.

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