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  1. Gaggia Forum
    In June of '18 I did a restore of a late 90's classic (link to thread) and decided to add an Arduino based PID controller to it. My little PID controller worked pretty well, but it was a little fragile and moving the machine to clean it / around it usually meant crossing my fingers that the...
  2. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hey All, I usually get my Gaggia Baby Dose (its about 14 years old I think) professionally serviced, but now I am unemployed I thought I would have a crack at fixing the leak it has recently developed. I am certain this persistent leak is down to the boiler gasket (I have already swapped out...
  3. Coffee Accessories
    Hey everyone, Looking to get my first espresso machine and had settled on a 2nd hand classic (obviously), to then see that one can pick up a 2nd hand baby class for around half the price. Have read around on the forum and online to see very mixed things about the baby class - some love it...
  4. Gaggia Forum
    This is my 2nd Gaggia refurb. I detailed the first one here. For $65 CAD shipped to my door, there was no way I was going to turn this one down. I assumed it needed some love by the description of "it turns on and the the water heats up, but that's about it". It has the exact same internals as...
  5. Gaggia Forum
    I have a couple of earlier Baby Gaggias with the 3-way valve, so backflushing needs to be done. I clearly left it too long because - quite a lot of water was spritzing out of the top of the PF on pulling a shot - the PF wouldn't go all the way round and sit properly - obviously the coffee...
  6. Gaggia Forum
    I have a "Gaggia New Baby 06 Nero" Ref: This got clogged due to hard-water and so I completely disassembled it, soaked all the relevant parts in descaler, and scrubbed and scraped all the limescale from everything. Immersing the boiler in descaler was a mistake as the descaler degraded the...
  7. Gaggia Forum
    hi all People on here were super helpful with problems a couple of years back, so posting again.. I recently descaled my Gaggia Baby (after leaving it a bit too long for a hard water area). It was fine before the descaling. The descaling went fine, but now I have an issue with almost no water...
  8. Gaggia Forum
    Hi all, I've searched around a bit and found a lot of helpful stuff that's allowed me to keep my baby class going for a while now, but lately I'm stuck. It didn't get used/descaled much through the warm months, so I took it all apart to clean it up, which I've done before and it's worked...
  9. Gaggia Forum
    I have 2 Babies - 2002 and 2005. Happy with both in general. But the 2002 model steams a little slower and takes longer to get to temperature. Works OK, just the 2005 is a little better. Does this point to a new steam thermostat?
  10. Coffee Accessories
    I've been watching eBay for a suitable Baby as a project, and the model I wanted was the one with 4 square buttons across the front, which should date from around 2004. So bought one and waiting for it to arrive. I wanted a Baby since the top comes right off and it's easier to work on than a...
  11. Coffee Accessories
    Going out on a limb here, guys. Do FrankenBabies exist...? The good points about a Baby are removable case for easy access to internals and easily accessible water tank. The bad things are switches and PCBs that just stop working due to moisture etc. The Classic is simpler and much more...
  12. Coffee Lounge
    hi everyone I haven't posted for a while. I bought a second-hand Gaggia Baby last year some time, and with my usual lack of organisation I haven't cleaned it yet. It has been used a couple of times a week in that time. Anyway, I have some Cimbali Ecocleaner tablets. Can I use them to clean it...
  13. Gaggia Forum
    These are the main 3 I'm currently considering, the Cubika and Baby Class are in my price range right now, and the Classic is slightly out of my budget. Is it really worth investing the extra £40-50 or so to get the Classic, or should I get one of the other two? Are there any other machines in...
  14. Sold
    Have recently upgraded so this is now for sale. Has a couple of cosmetic marks commensurate with a machine of this age which I have shown in pictures. Bought this off Martin on here about 5 years ago at which point the group head seal was replaced and have only just today replaced both...
  15. Sold
    Hi, 2.5yr old Black Gaggia Baby for sale. Good condition generally. Some light scratching and marking to the front reflective panel. Seals replaced using service kit around 1yr ago. Includes non-pressurised double basket (essential for making nicer coffee with this machine) - would cost around...
  16. Gaggia Forum
    Hello, I appreciate there are many many posts on this topic (believe me, I've read them all many times). However, none of them seem to be having the same trouble that I do - or they are solved with something I have already done. The main problem I am experiencing is not getting a consistent...
  17. Gaggia Forum
    Hey there, So it seems I need a new boiler for my Gaggia baby (at the moment, there's no heat at all, but everything else works). I was going to order a new boiler from Mark @ gaggiamanualservice.com. But am a little scared as I can't find any instructions online. Anyone on here done anything...
  18. Gaggia Forum
    Can anyone please tell me what size of OPV is fitted to the Gaggia New Baby? I have trawled the forums but can't find this info. anywhere. I am led to understand that, unlike the Classic, the New Baby's OPV is a non-adjustable plastic component, and I wish to replace it with a 'Classic-style'...
  19. Gaggia Forum
    Hi, all of a sudden, my Gaggia Baby Twin has stopped working. Brewed a lot of cups on sunday night (about 10 which is pretty heavy usage I guess...) and on monday morning the machine wouldn't start. No lights lighting up, no pump noise, nothing. I bought a new thermal fuse and replaced the...
  20. Sold
    For sale my beautiful Gaggia Baby Twin Purchased from Another Coffee Ltd in February 2014 for £369.99 - have the original receipt. Has been kept in immaculate condition since - descaled monthly, and always used with in-tank Brita filter. Regular Cafiza strip and clean. New gasket in December...
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