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Titanium ventilate issues

Having done everything per the manual and all online info I can find, the "ventilate" message continues. It seems to be in the steam/hot water side and doesn't respond to wand cleaning. Gaggia has no solution.

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  • kaffeind Aug 26, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem.

    Water tank is full, float switch in tank is OK, but pump does not seem to work even when the steam knob is opened.


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Probably a broken/faulty/damaged "Steam Valve Cam".
Seem to be pretty prone to premature failure due to "wear and tear".

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Remove the milk frother,checked to see if it is blocked.
This can cause the machine not to ventilate correctly.
They tend to block with old hard milk.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

  • ifr500 Feb 04, 2010

    Another problem i have found is coffee grounds are getting caught in the flow meter(inside the machine)


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