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Low flow, pump starts normal and within a few second becomes quiete

Hi, my Gaggia Baby Classic doesn't generate the same level of water flow it used, when i press the button to make a coffee, the pump starts loud as it should and then within a few seconds it drops to a muffled sound. the water coming through the head is no more than a trickle, so making a good coffee is out of the question. The steamer seems to be working fine. i have dismantled and cleaned the head. what next? Thanks.

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Hi There,
Try descaling - sounds like the the solenoid is blocked with lime - don't use vinegar! Try that 1st.
If machine is more that 2 years - not regularly descaled or no water filter replaced regularly, it probably the solenoid.
It the machines is 4 years + replacing both would be a good idea. Gaggia classic solenoid Vibration pump Gaggia Rancillio

Posted on Oct 25, 2017

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SOURCE: PROBLEM WITH LOW FLOW/PRESSURE IN GAGGIA COFFEE DELUX COFFEE MAKER

the most likely reason for poor flow through the brewhead is a blockage in the outlet valve.the outlet valve is behind the shower disc holding plate and can be removed with 13mm socket. a straightened paper clip needs to be insrted in the outlet to clear any internal blockage,then pump water through. if the outlet valve splits in two ensure the rubber bung is inserted upwards.once refitted all should be fine

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: gaggia baby dose d (circa 2007) wont dispense water? pump?

Sounds like it needs descaling - not the normal descaling but inside the pump head!

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Gaggia evolution not producing coffee

One question before I make any suggestions: If you remove the shower screen and screw, do you get a nice flow of water or is it still steam?
If you get a nice flow of water, then check your screen hold it up to the light and you should be able to see through the tiny holes, if not, get a pair of needle nose pliers and being very careful hold screen over an open flame like the stove burner. The coffee will burn before the anything happens to the metal. When it is cooled screw into group and see if the flow of water is better.
If you get nothing but steam then it is time to descale the machine.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: GAGGIA BABY. NO WATER COMING OUT.STEAMER FINE

I had exact same problemeven took entire machine apart - all fine. Solution is very simple... descale with Gaggi descaler solution. Remove filter and block, mix solution with 1.5L of water, turn on for 20 seconds, wait 20 rinse through steamer, wait 3 minutes and repeat until all solution used - rinse compeletly with clean water

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine - will not pump water

Hi, this is so easy to fix. Firtsly unplug the machine. Then remove the two screws in the top plate so that you can have access to the internals of the machine. You will see the red pump to the left hand side at the back. Remove the two screws that hold the pump in place (use a magnetic screwdriver so that you can pull the screws out). Pull the pump up towards you and then unscrew the thin plastic pipe at the top of the pump . It is the pump that has the scale build up problem. If you the put the water tubes into the water tank and hold a cup to the top of the pump to catch the water you then have to switch the pump on. You will then start to see lots of scale come out of it and the pump will pump more water than you are expecting so be careful. Be sure to cover the internals of the machine whilst you are doing this as you don't want to get water on the electrics and electricute yourself!!! Then rebuild it! Just svaed yourself £100 in having it serviced :-)

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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