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My precious Gaggia Classic machine has developed a "fatal error". It will not pass water through the shower head. I have tried cleaning, re-priming to clear air block, several times over. The pump appears to be operating well but I cannot get any water through the shower head at all.

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Remove the shower, then the 2 allen wrench screws for the diffuser, careful do not loose the spring ad valve seat that is above the diffuser, now turn machine on to see if water will come thru, if water flows, problem is either screen or diffuser blockage, if no water then you need a stronger descaler because blockage is in the boiler, at the solenoid or from the pump. Most likely in the boiler, if you have a boiler gasket go ahead and open the boiler to clear the blockage.

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