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    Gaggia Classic-small leak from group when steam running

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Whenever I steam my milk a small amount of water drips out of the group from the shower screen...has only been happening for a few weeks..does anyone know what may be failing? The machine is backflushed every 2 weeks or so..

    any Classic owners had this occur? what part fixed it?

    ta

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    Re: Gaggia Classic-small leak from group when steam running

    *bump* :-?

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    Re: Gaggia Classic-small leak from group when steam running

    Odd. If backflushing hasnt fixed it, then Id suspect the solenoid isnt sealing off properly.

    What happens if you switch on the pump when in steam mode (with the steam valve closed? Does water stream out?

    If it is the solenoid, I think one member got a new one from Barazi else CoffeeParts should be able to help. Both are site sponsors.

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    Re: Gaggia Classic-small leak from group when steam running

    I agree with Kaanage, the solenoid probably is not sealing properly, back flash first and see what happen. Secondly put is a part and give it a good clean. Third replace the solenoid.
    http://www.dibartoli.com.au/products.asp?cid=49

    Good luck

    Renzo

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    Re: Gaggia Classic-small leak from group when steam running

    cheers gents Ill do as suggested and cross my fingers no $ have to be spent



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