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  1. If you use anything, it must be FDA approved as food safe.
  2. It might not be the PID at fault but merely the PID showing you something isnt quite right with your setup. Say for instance your grind is too coarse or you might be running at too higher pressure, both of which could have a direct bearing on a temp drop, and both are easily put right.
  3. mr-bean


    http://www.gaggiamanualservice.com/ This is listed in the sticky section under service
  4. Just done a search, might get lucky here: https://coffeeforums.co.uk/search/?&q=GAGGIA CLASSIC DRIP TRAY&search_and_or=and&start_after=year&sortby=relevancy
  5. This is exactly the way I am set up and with the brass block I got channeling, with the genuine block I have a perfect puck, so it is the brass replacement that's not up to spec.
  6. I fitted the brass one last year and changed it back to the original because of channeling. I got 2 distinct dimples every time, even after setting the OPV lower. It seems I missed the post on drilling out the brass, might give it a try again.
  7. The later model has a slightly larger stainless steel boiler but is fitted with a plastic steam valve. It also has no solenoid and some pipes are replaced with cotton braided type. It has an annoying EU timer that cuts off power every 10 minutes or so and is harder to fit with a PID control because of space inside. I have both this model and the old pre 2015 and I much prefer the older model even after fitting both with PID's and other mods. In my opinion the new Pro model is over priced even though Gaggia got it right going back to the old pre 2015 boiler and a metal steam valv
  8. I have these super glued on, they cover the hole and as yet have not come off. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-Conical-Recessed-Rubber-Feet-Bumpers-Pads-For-Furniture-Table-Chair-Desk-RT/362989836341?_trkparms=aid%3D1110012%26algo%3DSPLICE.SOIPOST%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225114%26meid%3Da0578648bd3a4817ad2010d4d2881059%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D362967426952%26itm%3D362989836341%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DPromotedSellersOtherItemsV2%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100008.m2219
  9. My brew temp is set to 101C to allow the temp drop caused by the water passing through the group head.
  10. In some circumstances 3 holes are better than 1, but not on a Classic.
  11. mr-bean

    Gaggia 1998

    Hi DWP and welcome. If you can post a piccy or the details on the sticker on the base it might help to identify exactly which model then someone who's had or got one can help. Almost all spares are available most are used in multiple machines.
  12. That's nothing out of the ordinary as the standard stat is rated at 145C. Once you start steaming it soon drops to 130C
  13. Since my last post, I have used nothing but SS UHT milk from Aldi and have had a perfect micro foam every time. As it only comes in litres, I get a good turn around of fresh product.
  14. It's controlled via a circuit board, I don't think anyone on the forum has attempted to bypass it.
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