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Leaky Gaggia Classic Espresso

I have had a Gaggia Classic Coffee espresso machine for about six years. I t has always worked well. Today, the machine started leaking water and steam from the shower head when I turned it on. It kept dripping for 5-6 minutes while warming up. It can not build up any steam pressure. When the steam is turned on and the valve opened, very little steam comes out of the steamer and more is leaking out of shower head. I think maybe a seal needs to be replaced. Any suggestions?

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  • paula mcclintock Feb 11, 2008

    I have a gaggia classic. When I prepare espresso and turn it on, water comes pouring (leaking a lot) out of the part that has my ground espresso in it and the coffee never gets wet, just my counter tops and the steam does not work at all. NO pressure at all. Is it the valve? Where do I buy a replacement valve or whatever so I do not have to buy a whole new machine. My machine is about 5 - 6 years old 

  • gomitolik Feb 16, 2009

    same problem here, water leaks from the front and does not reach the coffee filter which stays dry. Machine is very new, just about a month old, always worked well so far.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    water drips from steam wand, and steam leaks out until machine has cooled. Steam knob seems to fail to close.We lose alot of water onto the countertop and floor. I bought an assortment of Gaggia gaskets of different size but need to know how to open up the machine to replace the rubber rings and small gaskets.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I have a set of gaggia gaskets of assorted sizes. How do I open the machine to access the steam knob or steam wand to replace any gaskets related to the steam. I have apacket of 6 different Gaggia gaskets of different sizes. I have the parts, but how do I open the machine?

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You have very steam because like you know our loosing our pressure you need a seal kit be carefull when you play in there calcium buildup is very hard to remove cheers

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