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    Where to service gaggia classic in WA

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    Need recommendation on where to service my gaggia classic, now clocking 3.5 year.general issue , shots getting a bit inconsistent, comes over or under . Just need someone to look at

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    Re: Where to service gaggia classic in WA

    Welcome to CS!!

    Not sure where you could get it serviced, you can send one email that will go to all the sponsors, its at the bottom of the list of sponsors on the left. The ones that can help will get back to you.

    Alternatively, you could service it yourself. Give it a descale and backflush, its probably all it needs and is quite simple to do yourself. Have you backflushed and descaled in the 3.5yrs you had it?

    Cheers

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    Re: Where to service gaggia classic in WA

    Yes I descale every 2-3 mths, but never black flushed , does it make big difference ?

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    Re: Where to service gaggia classic in WA

    Well it cleans away all the old coffee residues etc that go rancid, so if you have never done it, I reckon it will make a difference. You will be surprised by the colour of the water. Plus the build up can start clogging stuff, especially in the small diamater pipes (not sure if your machine has any)

    I would take out the shower screen and clean that seperately. Also soak the baskets and PFs in the cleaning solution.

    You might need to repeat it a few times to get it all clean.

    I normally do a water backflush, and PF wiggle to flush out grinds etc, after each session, then the chemical one every week or so.

    You will need either a blind basket or rubber disk to block the holes in a normal basket.

    I presume your machine has a 3 way valve?

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    Re: Where to service gaggia classic in WA

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    My feeling is to take the machine which has done a few years mileage to a place who sells the Gaggias,like Espresso Italia for example, who are just north of the river who should do a comprehensive check and service, then thereafter its a matter of backflushing with a decent detergent like Cafetto regularly like once a week.
    Ask for advice from the service center how often you should de-scale your machine, it depends on how much you use your machine and water quality in your area, if youre using a water filter etc.

    As routine, i would recommend giving the group head a flush and quick scrub with a head cleaning brush after each coffee making session.
    This helps rid of any loose grounds that may be left on the shower screen and the seal, to maintain the quality of your coffee.

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