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Steamer on gaggia titanium

When i turn the steamer on, i can hear a sound as if water vapor is building up inside the unit and the lcd screen will appear to turn purple, as if it is being contaminated with water; the steamer works, but poorly

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  • Samantha Ransom Sep 08, 2008

    Machine functions as if steam is being produced however this is condensing back into water and escaping into the drip tray. Also when hot water is requested this doesn't make it to the nozzle and fills the drip tray.

    Machine only descaled a month or so ago, and a pipe cleaner up the nozzle has failed to make any difference.

  • bakewell Sep 20, 2008

    I have the same problem with my titanium. Poor steaming, water finding its way into the drip tray (and beyond) and a noise like water/steam being forced through a small hole.

    Turns out the problem is just that. within the "tap" which is inside the machine, in line with the steam wand hose, sited at the top right of the machine, there are one or more rubber o-rings which have deteriorated and are passing water. Poor build quality for such a crucial component on an expensive machine.

    I haven't fixed the problem yet but would like to share my findings as it seems common to this model.



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A. Possible air in the system. Switch to hot water iso steam, let warm water pas for a minute by turning the knob fully open. Stop tapping warm water (close the knob) and switch the machine to steam iso water. Try to get the steam by fully opening the knob (pump should start running). 
b. Solidified milk in the system blocking internal tubes. To avoid this always purge the system (shortly open the steam to an empty cup or a towel) after you steamed milk to avoid milk being sucked back into the system due to condensation of steam (this creates a vacuum and reverse flow). To resolve the blocked tubing: clean the nozzle and try flushing the system (tapping warm water). 

Posted on Sep 14, 2008


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