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Steam valve wont turn off - need new steam valve

I have a gaggia titanium and when I turn the steam knob off there is still steam coming out. I have read other similar problems on this site and I believe I need a new steam valve. Is there anywhere in Australia I can buy this part for my machine.

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Go to http://www.partsguru.com/GaggiaHomeEspressoMakers.html and order it from them. They have great service and you have the parts in days.


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My Titanium leaking water. Under it


The steam valve assembly that the steam knob on the right hand side connects into is probably faulty. When you're steaming if you hear hissing coming from behind the knob then this indicates the connections into this assembly are leaking steam, and also hot water, which is why you're getting puddles under the machine. You can get a replacement steam valve assembly that fixes some issues with the original (part code SVM-17, available from www.partsguru.com) and will prevent the leakage, or you could simply try opening the top of the coffee machine and removing the tube that runs from the boiler into the steam valve. It has two o-rings that provide the seal where it connects into the steam valve assembly, and if you lubricate these with a food grade silicon lubricant it may fix the problem. My Gaggia is 7 years old so I decided to replace the whole assembly which costs about $50 and that solved the problem completely.

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When you twist the steam knob all the way, it actuates an electrical switch. The first part of the turn just opens a mechanical valve to allow the steam or water to come out but doesn't turn on the heater nor does it start the pump. You need to turn it far enough to trip the electric switch that starts the heat and the pump.

If it still isn't working, then perhaps the switch was knocked loose when it was taken on the plane.

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We have a 4 month old gaggia titanium. Today, the steam wand stopped working. (It makes coffee just fine.) I've cleaned the steam wand. When I turn the steam dial, very little steam comes out and I hear a...


Sounds like the steam wand is getting blocked some where either at the metal end or in the parnello wand if you machine has one at the end of the steam wand, if both of those are clean then try this push in on the steam knob if that works then tap rod assemble or steam valve needs to be replaced, make sure to ask about the stainless steel valve instead of the plastic one.

Oct 06, 2010 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Gaggia Titanium that continues to Steam.


You need a new valve. Try getting the stainless steel valve assembly.

May 03, 2010 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Steam won't shut off, when I turn the knob off some steam still comes out


Unit requires the steam valve to replaced.
A descale would be a good idea too

Sep 23, 2009 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Can't get rid of ventilate message on titanium plus machine


Try this, after opening hot water valve, push the knob in when it asks for ventilate. If that works then contact your nearest gaggia distrubutor and ask for a new stainless steel steam valve assembly.

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Gaggia Titanium, makes hot water but no steam


Push in on the steam knob, if that works, then the steam valve assembly needs to be replaced, tell the Tech where you bought the machine that you need to get the new stainless steel valve.

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Ventilate error


Try this, when the message comes up press in on the steam knob, if that works and steam is released, then the tap rod on the steam valve has a problem, contact nearest dealer for new part or send it in for repair(ask for new style stainless steel valve).

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Stema Knob wont fully stop flow of steam/water


Here is the link to the part that you need to change. http://cerinicoffee.com/Saeco_steam_valve_plastic_italia.asp

For Saeco Parts and Cleaning supplies visit www.cerinicoffee.com

Jun 18, 2008 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Gaggia titanium leaking water underneath


i had this same problem. the solution is simple if you are a little bit handy.
there is a bad valve inside. i called Whole Latte Love where i bought the machine and ordered a Steam Valve complete - Compact Frame
its part number GA-%0345.R and two O-Rings

the valve that comes with the machine is plastic and the new one is a brushed metal casing. my guess it will last for 10 years!

two screws on the back and the machine is open
near the front, by the steam wand, with a hose attached coming from the heater, is the valve, attached to the knob on the side
two more screws and the valve wrapped in a plastic housing comes out.
open the plastic housing, remove the insulated hose to the steam wand and the water/steam plastic hose that comes in. replace the valve, hook up the two hoses, but back in housing and you're done. attach back to knob on the outside, put back together and in 30 minutes, the Titanium is like new. no leaks.

it sounds daunting but is pretty easy and beats sending the machine back for repair. i can't go a morning let alone a month without coffee from my Gaggia. once repaired, the coffee is hotter too.

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