I have a Gaggia Carezza and it's only been used about 30 times. I had put it away for about 6 months and have just taken it out again. I filled the reservoir with water, turned it on and when the ready light went on I attempted to pull a shot of espresso. The motor works but no water is coming through. I followed some online advice about forcing water through the intake values with a turkey baster but that did nothing. I also took the screen off and cleaned it thoroughly. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get this to work again? The steamer attachment gives a bit of steam but no water will come through that either. Seems like a clog of scaling problem, but I alway use filtered water. Help.
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Usually it is the switch itself that has failed. Order the switch from your appliance repair/supply business and replace the item in the machine. A lot of these switches have plastic 'ears' that need to be pressed in to release the old part and the wire connections are usually 'push-on'. Some that are held on by a formed metal clip usually require breakage of the clip to release the part and the new switch should have a replacement clip. Hope this helps!
look on top of the boiler you will find a microthermo it trips when the machine gets too hot and you are going to have the replace it. now i posted the fix in a form for the same thing. and where to get one.
Pull off entire plastic wand off by unscrewing the top plastic piece. Inside the piece that connects to the screw top you should see two o-ring type spacers. The top one should be hard pastic and the one beneath should be rubber. Take the entire unit apart and clean, making sure to put all pieces back in the way they came out.
To put back on, take the top piece and put it back on the metal stem first then put the rest of the wand back on and gently push it as far up the metal stem as possible and screw back together. If you don't have the rubber spacer this could be the problem since the wand really has nothing grabbing onto the metal stem except for the rubber spacer. If this doesn't work, order another wand:
I just bought a broken Carezza for my office (and hacking)-- the owner said the power switch only worked when he held it down hard.
Taking it apart, the main power switch-- a DPDT automotive-style unit-- is broken on one pole-- the wire connectors are slightly melted and darkened, and the switch has melted, discolored plastic around the metal tabs.
A new switch should bring it back to life, and I'll install a removable power cord and 15A fuse for niceness/safety-- the switch is rated for 20A at 125VAC so shouldn't have fried.