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    Where do I start - need to service/maintain Gaggia Classic

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    Hi,

    I recently discovered that a friend has a Gaggia Classic + Gaggia grinder that has had little or no service at all! And I mean no descaler, no cleaner- nothing. They didnt even know to flush water through the brew head after making a shot.

    The machine hasnt been serviced in two years, and the grinder hasnt been cleaned or serviced its entire life - 7 years!

    Where do I start? I doubt theyll send it to be serviced anytime soon, so I thought Id lend them a hand.

    Ive unscrewed the showerscreen and cleaned that - ick. And did a mini backflush. Now what? Any suggestions?

    Im assuming the burrs on the grinder would need replacing - they do have about 2-4 coffees a day - estimated 100kg through the grinder. Grind looks okay to me but what signs should I look for that would suggest it needs new burrs?


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    Re: Where do I start - need to service/maintain Gaggia Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by 4257455E5F53360 link=1264219550/0#0 date=1264219550
    Im assuming the burrs on the grinder would need replacing - they do have about 2-4 coffees a day - estimated 100kg through the grinder. Grind looks okay to me but what signs should I look for that would suggest it needs new burrs?
    They say one can expect 400 kg from set of burrs
    They also say to run ones fingernail on a sharp edge on the burr to check sharpness
    see if it makes a mark and your nail

    I would pull the burr carrier apart give it a brush & vacuum and a general wipe and clean

    Quote Originally Posted by 4257455E5F53360 link=1264219550/0#0 date=1264219550
    Ive unscrewed the showerscreen and cleaned that - ick. And did a mini backflush. Now what? Any suggestions?
    Yukki mukki ikki
    Good you were there to clean it up

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