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  1. Gaggia Forum
    Hi, I have a good condition 220V OWC which I'm converting to 110V. It's has the single filament older style boiler with the steam knob on the front (not the side). I'm trying to source a 110V boiler. I really only need the top half ( the part with the filament) as the bottom is in fine shape...
  2. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi, I'm trying to find dimensions and specifications for a boiler and heating element for a uni project and was wondering if anyone had any ideas where to look. I was advised to choose a pair already used rather than designing one. This would all be theoretical (due to covid) so scarcity/ price...
  3. Gaggia Forum
    Having had my GC apart for the first time I'm now both better informed about how it works, but also slightly confused! It's generally of no importance whatsoever other than for my general understanding, but I'm particularly curious as to how the OPV and the "overflow" work with each other. As...
  4. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hello, I managed to fix the selector valve on my BES 810 - feeling very smug for myself, except that in the process I snapped off the terminal of what I think is the boiler's thermostat. I soldered it back on but I can't see this repair lasting long. Does anyone know where I could get this...
  5. Introductions
    Hi all I have owned Classic for 13 years with no issues, I am now trying to resurrect the 2012 machine which i bought as a wedding present for my nephew and his wife in 2012. Machine has been out of action for 2 years. He thought the pump had failed. From tests I've carried out fairly I was...
  6. Gaggia Forum
    Hi All, I recently descaled my Gaggia 'Coffee' but then noticed dark bits coming out of my steam wand. I stripped down the boiler and scrubbed the inside with a toothbrush to find LOTS of dark grey residue coming off. Also, the boiler seems to have some fairly heavy pitting. Is this normal...
  7. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi all, I need help! I have replaced the braided steel hose coming from the pump to the boiler. Machine - Rancilio Silvia V3 Part description - Rancilio Silvia - Steel-Braided Hose (190mm) Part - https://www.espressotec.com/rancilio-silvia-steel-braided-hose-190mm-5417.html...
  8. Rancilio Forum
    Hi all, I need help! I have replaced the braided steel hose coming from the pump to the boiler. Machine - Rancilio Silvia V3 Part description - Rancilio Silvia - Steel-Braided Hose (190mm) Part - https://www.espressotec.com/rancilio-silvia-steel-braided-hose-190mm-5417.html...
  9. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    I was having a look inside my Classico investigating a potential flow issue, another story, and noticed that on warm-up and cool-down there was a small amount of steam venting & water bubbling from the valve in the picture. This is located on top of the boiler. It probably isn't loud enough to...
  10. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Can anyone offer some advice please? I picked up this lovely machine (Classico/Ariete) from the forum last year, and have had nothing but fun, trying to 'learn' the basics and craft! Over the last couple of days, I noticed a feint hissing coming from inside. I thought it may be the pressure...
  11. Sold
    Hi, I have recently ordered some parts and I thought I`ll add some extra just in case someone needs one from here. Genuine Gaggia Parts Prices including UK mainland 1st class signed for postage payment PayPal friends and family or bank transfer. I only have 2 of each but I can get some...
  12. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    An otherwise Functional Silvia is on my bench. It was blowing the electrics at a friends flat. This is a new place with ground fault protection built into the fuse board. I have to assume that the element outer is cracked somewhere though not visible. The element itself is intact, heating and...
  13. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    I have a Rancilio Silvia about 16 months old. It is use daily, but usually once. I always use reverse osmosis water and refill the boiler after steaming by pumping water out through the steam wand. It is fitted with the new EU compliant switch which cuts power after 30 mins. The heater has...
  14. Coffee Lounge
    Hi, I just wanted to thank the whole community on here. I stripped down my Gaggia classic to replace the boiler gasket and run into several problems when I put it all back together. I am very grateful for all the information stored in here by the community and how useful it all was in getting...
  15. Gaggia Forum
    I'm trying to work out which gasket I need the site https://www.theespressoshop.co.uk/en/Gaggia/b-27.aspx has two. One is red and silicone (Gaggia Classic Boiler to Grouphead Silicone Gasket - 12001021 £2.64) , the other is black (Gaggia Classic Boiler to Grouphead EPDM Gasket - DM0041/082...
  16. Gaggia Forum
    I bought a very cheap Classic on eBay and then discovered why it was so cheap. Seems like the machine had never been descaled or taken care of. I took the boiler out and wanted to open it up and clean it out. Two screws managed to come out but then the other two just clean broke off. Question...
  17. Gaggia Forum
    Hi, hoping someone can help me. I've got a machine that produces little or no milk, the coffee side seems to be fine just no milk. It makes a few noises but that's all. I managed to get into a service menu that had an error log, this showed "boiler steam overheating", not sure if this is what...
  18. Sold
    Hi Everyone I'm selling my coffee machine due to my wife starting to drink coffee and thus us needing to have a more simple machine for her to use. I'm sure i'll be back at some time in the future but for now, I can move this machine on. It's a dual boiler, PID control of the brew boiler...
  19. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    I'm cleaning up a used Expobar Office Control and am thinking I'd like to insulate the boiler. I like what I see here: #3 For those of you who've insulated a boiler on an HX machine of this size, have you noticed any downsides? I'm concerned about unforeseen consequences. Thank you.
  20. Coffee Lounge
    Let's assume we have e.g. a Sage/Breville Dual Boiler vs. a Rocket Dual Boiler with identical tamp, beans etc. Would they have a different taste at the same output/time?
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