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After cleaning my Gaggia, the boiler seams to heat too high, i.e.. mostly steam comes out when I want hot water from wand (to heat cup before shot), and there is little or no crema....

After cleaning my Gaggia, the boiler seams to heat too high, i.e.. mostly steam comes out when I want hot water from wand (to heat cup before shot), and when i pull shot, mostly steam comes through brew group....no crema at all.... I've cleaned solenoid thinking that may be problem....no significant change.

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SOURCE: water leaking from steam wand when brewing shots

Try this from another post. It should help.

The steam wand began to seriously leak but a call to Starbucks Customer Service line and I was talked through how to adjust it so that the leaking stopped. It requires taking off the top/back panel of the machine (6 philips screws) then using a small allen key (1.5 mm I believe) to loosen and adjust a plastic oblong donut-shaped thing (a "cam" actually) on the shaft of the steam knob... no more drips.
The key to prevent dripping is to open the steam knob without putting pressure on it when it gets to the full-open stop position. Cranking it too hard when it comes to a stop in the full-open position will slowly move the cam out of position. Then the shaft doesn't fully seat inside the machine anymore and won't fully shut off the water to the steam wand. Then, no matter how hard you crank the knob in the shut-off position it will still drip. The purpose of the cam is to stop the knob from complete unscrewing and it also turns the pump on and off for the steam wand. The cam adjustment is very small but completely solves the dripping problem. Seeing inside the machine made me realize how easy it would be to repair problems as long as I can get the parts from Starbucks or perhaps Saeco.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Water leakage- V'spresso machine

I had the same problem. The water was coming from the front door switch inside top right. I followed the water and turns out the part that needed to be replaced was the steam valve body. #48. http://www.shop.partsguru.com/images/1208344975339-771025787.jpeg and link http://www.shop.partsguru.com/images/1208344975339-771025787.jpeg after I changed it the pool of water under the machine stopped. I hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: no water through group head

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More than likely your 3 way valve is stuck. It is located behind the front panel and when the 2 screws are removed it slides to the right. Unplug your machine before working on it. The 3 way valve is on the left and you can remove the dispersion tube on the bottom(unscrews) 14mm nut holds the solenoid on and you can slide the solenoid down the shaft. The big nut at the top of the shaft will unscrew and there you will fin the solenoid inside with a big spring. If its not stuck it will slide out and you probably need a new 3 way valve, but more than likely its stuck. Some times just tapping the nut on something hard will unstick the solenoid. Clean good and reinstall.

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SOURCE: gaggia baby espresso machine - water comes out of

Remove shower and screw, then run brew button, if that works clean shower, if not remove allen wrench screws and clean diffuser and valve on spirng.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Descaling

No, it does not quite clean both boilers, even though they are connected, you will have to use the preground chute if your machine has one, if not then grind and brew method will work. The reason, you want to get some of the cleaner through the white plastic valve behind the brewunit and the fitting that connects it to the boiler.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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Ok...I got heat. Hot water from wand. Steam from wand. Machine is cleaned 2 times a year with decalcifier. Screen cleaned every other month. Now...espresso come straight thru like there is no pressure...


The pressure is from zero to the opening pressure of the OPV. This should be about 10 bar when the OPV is cold. When the OPV is hot, the OPV spring is hot and a little more flexible. The OPV opens at about 8.5 bar when hot.

When the wand valve is open, you can get a lot of steam or water with not a lot of pressure in the boiler.

Take the lid off the reservoir and watch the hose from the OPV. It's the short hose.
Pull a shot with less than usual coffee in the basket.
If you see water flowing from the hose, the OPV opened.
If it did not open and there is little extract in your cup, buy a new pump.

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I have decalcified my Gaggia Synccrony twice using a product from the grocery store called dip-it and it is still saying to decalcify the machine


First of all - Dip-it is a detergent to remove rancid oils from coffee cups and coffee makers. That is not the same thing as a decalcifier or descaler. Dip-it was never meant to go through your boiler and pump and valves and all the other parts inside your Gaggia.

I'm quite sure that if you read the Gaggia manual it will tell you to use a special descaler such as Dezcal or Durgol.

Some people say use white vinegar - the manual specifically says not to use vinegar.

The machine is pretty expensive - it's worth buying the right product to descale it.

The manual should walk you through the steps to descale which will clear the error message once all the steps have been completed. I don't own that specific model, but typically you add the dezcal powder to very warm water in the water tank. Then start the descale process which will prompt you to open the steam valve and pump some water through the steam valve (into a container you place under the steam wand to catch it). Typically it will cycle a little water then pause for several minutes while the descaler disolves the calcium build up in the boiler - then it will pump a little more though and then wait etc. etc. Depending on your machine it may pump water out the coffee spout as well as out the steam wand. If so, the machine should prompt you to tell you to open and close the steam valve.
After it has run all the chemical through the machine (usually after it has emptied the tank) it should then prompt you to rinse. You remove the tank and wash it out and fill it with clean drinking water and then let the machine continue on the rinse cycle which will pump all the clean water through the unit. So you need to be on hand to catch all that water and dump it in the sink. When you are all done, run a few blank shots and make sure the water tastes like clean drinking water. The descaler is mostly citrix acid (like lemon juice) so if the water tastes sour like lemons then it isn't completly rinsed yet and you may want to pump more fresh water through the machine (pull blank shots or pump hot water through the steam wand) until it is fully rinsed.
Once the machine completes the rinse cycle it should stop prompting you that you need to descale.

Oct 11, 2010 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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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.

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Gaggia TS Espresso Machine although my machine seams to work OK, It does not seam to produce much steam any help would great


Their is a grait posibility that the steam want is blocked from dry milk that is why you have weaker steam out. So you can first try to boil only water for some minutes and then leave the steam want in for more than 30 minutes. Then try the steam again and posibly the dry milk will be spit out. You can even boil the water with some cooking soda in it which can help more.
One more think that can help to clean the steam wand is to use a thin flexible steel wire in the steam wand so it can clean it more.
This is the most posible solutions you can try.
Good Luck

Mar 22, 2010 | Gaggia TS Espresso Machine

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MACHINE GETS HOT ON TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE.TRYING TO LOSE VENTILATE


The top right hand side can get hot if you have the cup warmer switched on.
I am finding that the steam boilers are starting to block up and the steam lines are getting scaled up.
If you have access to compressed air,undo the boiler and lines and blow them out.
I have had coffee jammed in the inlet of the flow meter,blowing through it will be a good test.
Good luck

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Gaggia Synchrony wont work after decaling


Check the thermostats on the boiler and the boiler element?

Jul 14, 2009 | Gaggia Syncrony Espresso Machine

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Steam comes from wand when set to dispense water.


Check the connection to the boiler from the pump, there is no water going to the boiler. Try this test, remove the brew unit you will see a white plastic valve behind it, carefully lift the small lever on the valve(HOT WATER), if water sprays, then the problen is at the brew unit, if no water then the boiler inlet or outlet is clogged.

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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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