Question about Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine
My new machine worked fine for three weeks, but doesn't turn on since I shipped it home. Before packing it I drained the boiler, being careful to not allow anything to overheat by turning off immediately after draining pump. I carefully padded it and packed in my hard case luggage. I packed other "soft" items in case for soft packaging and nothing was tossed around or appeared damaged. I inspected the machine and noticed a small piece of plastic in the water reservoir so took the top off. The plastic was part of the small screw socket that attaches the cup warming plate to the water tank. Thus indicated a possible 'jolt' at some point, but no apparent damage, and nothing else in the suitcase was damage from the Classic, which is heavier. Are there any "fragile" parts that may have broken from the suspected jolt, or could I have burned something out while draining boiler? Any thoughts? Thanks, Mike Brunette
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have had this same problem - it is due to an airlock in the boiler/tubes. Simple solution is to use a syringe or similar and gently force some water up the intake hose from the tank, then try the pump again.
Posted on Oct 10, 2007
take out screen and screen holder,and unscrew piece in head,clean with wire and try,i think its your head plugged out.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
Hi, this is so easy to fix. Firtsly unplug the machine. Then remove the two screws in the top plate so that you can have access to the internals of the machine. You will see the red pump to the left hand side at the back. Remove the two screws that hold the pump in place (use a magnetic screwdriver so that you can pull the screws out). Pull the pump up towards you and then unscrew the thin plastic pipe at the top of the pump . It is the pump that has the scale build up problem. If you the put the water tubes into the water tank and hold a cup to the top of the pump to catch the water you then have to switch the pump on. You will then start to see lots of scale come out of it and the pump will pump more water than you are expecting so be careful. Be sure to cover the internals of the machine whilst you are doing this as you don't want to get water on the electrics and electricute yourself!!! Then rebuild it! Just svaed yourself £100 in having it serviced :-)
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
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