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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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I have a 2004 Gaggia Syncrony Compact. It needs a new Steam Valve. Can someone give me a step by step instruction on how to replace it. Thanks so much.

First, I'm not a Gaggia representative.
* Check your warranty. Call for service

*** The following is for information only. ***
* Larger espresso machines use a solenoid or valve to allow steam (under pressure) to exit out of the steam wand. (see below for my links on how to change these types of solenoids.)
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* The boiler is kept hot (takes about 3-5 mins to heat up.) then water is pumped in to the open heated chamber. Steam is forced out the exit port.
* Sometimes (after long use) the boiler or wand may clog up and introduce a back pressure to the pump. This may cause a failure in the pump and the seals. (no steam from wand but lots of steam coming from the unit housing.)
* To repair the smaller units requires the replacement of the pump.
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* Check the boiler High limit.(prevents fire if boiler overheats.)
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Brew switch not responding

your not far,
test your switch with a test light
or you could always jumps the wire direct to your pump
if nothing works check for parts on ebay.

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My Gaggia classic has suddenly stopped frothing

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You are not getting enough steam, to produce the froth and there no blockage. I suggest you replace the thermostats. Takes 10 min max.. Gaggia thermostat set

Sep 28, 2017 | Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

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My machine is making coffee but is not heating the water- the right hand swith does not light up

Does the machine heat in steam mode? If so then the brew thermostat has probably failed. If it wont heat in either mode then the heating element(s) may be gone or the middle switch could possibly have failed. In 220- 240 Volt countries the 2 heating elements are wired together (in series) so if even only one goes then the other wont function either. Having said that, the heating elements rarely go in these machines.
Remove top panel (power disconnected) and check the resistance of the thermostats, elements and check for continuity at the middle switch terminals. Can't remember how the thermal fuse is wired but check continuity of this if the other suggestions don't work ( with most appliances the thermal fuse being blown will cut power to the whole unit but as I have never seen one blow on a classic I am not sure in this case).

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Started up gaggia classic for the 1st time today. followed the instructions in the manual but when switching on the pump, it made ery loud noise and no hot water or steam apeared through the nozzle or...

You need to let this happen for awhile until the pump "primes" or fills all the way with water. Let the it run with the noise for awhile. Also, let it sit for at least 20 minutes before you start running the pump.

Nov 21, 2009 | Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

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No steam

Is the coffee hot or cold?

If hot then the steam wand is clogged, try inserting a paperclip in the hole(Remove the parnello black plastic covering silver steam wand) at the end of the nozzle.

If cold then the element is not heating, if you remove the top panel on the machine there is a thermostat on the boiler. That might be damaged, some of them are resettable (it will have a red or brown pin in the middle) if it is a resettable one then push in the pin, if not then it will have to be replaced.

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Gaggia classic not producing hot coffee

Two questions; is the water coming out of the head without coffee hot and can you get steam out of the wand?. If yes to both then try running the group with the portafilter in it to warm that up before making a coffee.

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Gaggia Evolution Espresso won't heat up

1 heating element defect(needs replacement)
2 security termistat, (replacement or reset)

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Gaggia classic -no steam from spout

I had almost the exact same thing. The fuse for your frother is out. If both the frother and the brew head won't heat, then it is your Thermal Fuse. There are two different fuses inside the machine. Take the top off, and find both fuses. Take a piece of wire and connect it to each end of the fuse. Now turn the power on. If it heats, then that is the fuse. If no results, try the other fuse. Either fuse should be cheap. My thermal fuse was $1.98. Good luck!

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