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No steam Hi -- my 10-yr-old Gaggia Classic was working perfectly the last time I shut it off. Today, when I turn the steam knob, there is no steam, no sound, nothing. Coffee-maker is working. Pump is primed. thanks, Carolyn

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  • carolynvoxfe May 18, 2009

    thank you -- after i emailed you, it occurred to me that the steam wand might be clogged, even tho' i'm very careful about cleaning it.
    I found something small enough to insert, and it instantly unclogged!
    many thanx for motivating me to find a solution.
    Carolyn
    p.s. i'm impressesd with the efficiency of your service/site.

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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.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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