Question about Gaggia Classic Brushed Stainless Steel Espresso Machine

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Watery espresso (puck?)

I have a five year old Classic that has served me well but recently has been leaking from the group head, producing watery espresso with little or no crema and very recently when heating the milk it sounds like pebbles are being shot into the milk - the milk is heated but no froth produced.

Any suggestion as to cause of problem(s) and appropriate repairs would be appreciated.

Also, advice on a reputable service agent in the ACT/Southern NSW area would be appreciated.

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  • lochie3494 Nov 16, 2007

    Solution offered by 'expert' does not provide any detail..... "seal wore out" - which seal or seals might be worn out?; are these serviceable by me or is this a service agent job? etc. If service agent attention is required recommended can you advise of such in the ACT region?

    More definitive advice would be good - assistance requested. As advised in original request I have a Gaggia Classic (5 yrs old)



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Your best bet at this point is to run a descaler through it, my machine did a similar thing and it turned out to be an inexpensive fix. you can pick up descaler and cleaner at parts guru..

try this before going any further as it may save you a lot of cash.

hope this helps,

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As far as repairs, Sounds like the seal is wore out and is causing air leaks,

For repairs I need make and model of the machine to locate service, or you could enter it in on the main home page of this site.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007


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