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Ventialtion error Continue to get ventilation error. Buttons do not work once i get this message.Only way to clear seems to be to reset to factory settings and then run hot water then change it to steam where it appears to clear it for a short time.

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  • MaraS Jun 11, 2008

    I have tried absolutely everything and I still cannot get rid of the ventilation message on my machine. I have tried running hot water through the steam wand, I have tried restoring the factory settings etc and the problem still remains. The ventation message eventually goes away and then I try and grind another cup of coffee, no coffee comes out and the Ventilatin message comes back.

    Can anyone suggest anything something else?

    Could there be something major wrong with the machine?

  • DenverGaggia Dec 21, 2008

    Ventilation consistently reoccurs after making 2-3 shots. I have done the reset the machine drill, with no long term success. The only thing I can do is shut off the machine 5 -10 minutes and then restart and go through the hot water through the steam wand process to get the "Ventilate" signal to turn off. The process starts all over again. Any new advice would be greatly appreciated

    Very Frustrating

  • jrkennie Dec 31, 2008

    We just got a new gaggia titanium and the ventilate message will not go off ... on the phone with my technician yesterday and he suggested just turning the nob on and off until the water started coming out -- it worked then, but is not working now!! Ugh! I have coffee cooling as we speak with no foam. I can't imagine that I have to replace the water counter as suggested as we've only had the machine for a week.

  • mmcars Jan 01, 2009

    Ventilate message comes up: I have had my Titanium only 2 months and it has been in for service three times now. I have had it! This machine make great coffee when it works but breaks down more often than an old Fiat...........


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It´s probably the flow meter in the machine you have to replace, it´s like a water counter, if it not reach the right value then it not reset the ventilate sign.

Make sure to descale your machine regularly, the calcium is a very big problem for the machine.

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