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    Gaggia Classic Steamer not working

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi there,
    We bought a second hand Gaggia classic at Christmas and now the steamer isnt working. Ive detached and cleaned the wand but no difference.

    Were new to owning a coffee machine so not familiar with maintenance as yet (and we dont have a manual for the machine).

    Is this likely to help and if so, can anyone let us know what the process is for descaling?

    Thanks so much in advance.
    Bambi

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    Re: Gaggia Classic Steamer not working

    Assuming that your boiler and thermostat work, there is a blockage in the steam pipe, very common all what you need is a paper clip and clean the hole.

    If you need diagrams happy to email to you.

    Regards

    Renzo
    Di Bartoli Home Barista

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    Re: Gaggia Classic Steamer not working

    Quote Originally Posted by 4964524F6C7F796261640D0 link=1266183913/1#1 date=1266362383
    there is a blockage in the steam pipe, very common all what you need is a paper clip and *clean the hole.
    Had i known i could have cleaned my steam valve, i could of saved some money, doh!

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    Re: Gaggia Classic Steamer not working

    I have a Gaggia Coffee that Ive owned for 6 years. *I have de-scaled it regularly and I use it almost every day and havent had any problems, until this week. *I was de-scaling it and I ran water through the steam wand as part of de-scaling. *When I went to run regular water through to clean out the de-scaling agent, the steam knob would turn but nothing happens. *It is not clogged, I had just run water through it. *I can still brew espresso but the steam part doesnt work. *Any ideas what is wrong?

    Thanks

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    Re: Gaggia Classic Steamer not working

    Looks to me that the blockage is on the pipe, undo the frothing aid, and with a paper clip insert it on the hole and see if this unblock.

    Keep us post, or give a call if you need more advice

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    Renzo
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