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Gaggia brera makes loud knocking noise when frothing

The espresso itself is fine. However, when I froth there is a loud thumping or knocking sound The machine is about a year old. I recently descaled the machine and turned it off for about a month while we moved. FYI, I moved the machine in my own car and would not allow movers to touch. It was handled with extreme care and stayed in car until moved into new kitchen.

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SOURCE: spout for frothing milk pops out

You can get the user manual on this link if you need it; Check page 6 of the download, page 12 of the manual - the spout should just pull off and push back on. If it wont, then either something needs cleaning more, something is stuck in the tube or more likely the part of the nozzle that comes off, something is broken, or you need to use a little bit more force. If it appears broken, (check in particular for a fine crack that is only visible when the nozzle is stretched i.e. when in place. This type of plastic often will close a crack enough to be near invisible when not under tension.) then you could try gluing it although i doubt if this would work. You could just put a stainless steel hose clamp around it, tighten up just enough to make the nozzle spout stay on (bit of a pain, but may work). You can contact gaggia for a replacement - in the USA; Importika 596 Fishers Station Dr. 14564, Victor, NY Mr. Salzman Ph. 585.742.5178 Fax 585.924.1499 web site: e-mail: Hope this helps - if you can post back a photo or two close up of the problem area, i may have more ideas :)

Posted on Jul 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Gaggia Classic Espresso machine

Sounds to me like there's a leaking gasket or joint somewhere in the frothing system. Your first bet is to check around the parts you replaced - did a gasket get squeezed or seated incorrectly? If so, it'll cause a pressure leak that will keep the frothing minimized. You'll still get the mixes (as you said) but they won't be frothed as they should because the pressure is leaking out along the way. Another idea would be to inspect the nozzle itself for a crack or damage - if that's the case, it'd cause the failure just the same as a leaking gasket could. Check around the parts you've replaced or adjusted first, since you know there was work performed, and that means there's always the chance that something was inadvertently missed, damaged, or (in the case of a gasket) not seated quite right.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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SOURCE: no steam when valve opened, spits out water in the beginning of frothing

There is a small teflon piece on the inside of the steam tube, you will have to disassemble the frother to get to it. Remove this piece. Reassemble and the wand should work fine.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: I have had my Gaggia Syncrony Compact for over 5

Instead of explain one by one the problems you have mention I would like to mention the things that are the most important and expensive in your machine and all are seems to work just fine.
The grinder is working good maybe need cleaning and adjustment.
The water coffee boiler work fine.
The steam heating work fine.
The motor for coffeegroup work fine and the coffee group is working fine.
All you need is a trustable service engineer to replace some minor parts like the shower and "o" rings on the coffeegroup.
The frother plastic adaptor and "o" rings on the steam arm.
The water flowmeter for coffee which can cause inregular doses.
And from what I understand the PCB board "clock battery" so it will not loose the memory.
All the above parts including the labour cost will give you a machine that will work like new and do the same very good coffee as use to be and with a cost that worth it since it can be as low as 1/8 of the cost of a new machine. The most important is to find the good service man.
Hope that this will help you, Good luck.

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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