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  1. Ps when all three are on,the steam valve was closed as you suggested.
  2. Ok bear with me fairly new on here. As I said when the machine is up to brew temp the light comes on. If at that point I hit the brew button water cascades out of the shower head as normal. Hit the steam button and the brew light goes out, then comes back on as normal when the temp is up to steam temp. open the steam knob no steam. Hit the brew button also (so all three are on) no water from the brew head, no water or steam from the wand?? Turn the steam switch back off and after a few seconds water immerses from the head unit again. Whats happening help!!!
  3. Yes; the ready indicator goes off when I press the steam button then comes back on again when up to steam temp as normal; turn the knob, no steam??
  4. Hello. I have the opposite problem. Just stripped down my 2003 classic renewed all gaskets inc de scale of boiler etc. The reason for the strip down was that I could only get water from the wand but not the headunit; dismantled the solenoid valve and descaled and reassembled the unit. Great,I now get a run through at the head unit but I now cannot produce any steam?? The wand will run through water when valve is opened but no steam despite the indicator light on. Everything else is just fine no problems; is it the thermostat? Thanks in advance for any advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Was looking for a good used one. Around £15.00? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi, Which then is ‘your’ bit of the kitchen? Only the male of the species has a flavour for ‘proper’ coffee then?!!!
  7. HELP! My portafilter won’t fit properly into the head unit. Noticed on of the side metal connectors a slight bend / damage. Bought this Silvia used off eBay and can’t use it. Anyone out there with a good spare so I can get her up and running. Ps changed the head gasket thinking it wasn’t seated properly,but still have the problem. Thanks anyone!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’ll have a 2002 1425Watt boiler with new RANCILLIO wand and OVP Mod done to 10 bar dynamic pressure = 9 bar static pressure. 2 baskets, portafilter, scoop, etc All serviced new head gasket descale/backflush. £170 postage £8. Going on eBay soon.
  9. At the moment I’m using a Graef CM800 which is on almost its finest setting. The grind it produces is silky and talc like in consistency really nice and never had a problem. I’ve used a Eureka MIGNON also but couldn’t seem to get this same fineness from it, in fact it just ran through so quick I gave up. Also tried an IBERITOL 80 again couldn’t get the Graef ‘s finess. I use a Gaggia heavyweight 58m tamp and I think tamp well. The Gaggia is always routinely de scaled and back flushed?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Are the baskets for the Gaggia Classic and RANCILLIO Silvia exactly the same? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hello. Just modded my early Classic from approx 15 Bar to 10 bar static pressure. I drink double espresso 14g coffee runs through at 25 sec to give me 60mls shot. Since this mod and everything being equal I find my shot is running through too fast 60mls at 16-20 seconds with less CREMA . Is this usual with this mod? Tempted to just adjust back to factory setting?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi . Did you get fixed up with a Classic? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The RANCILLIO at that price point does not touch an early classic. Cheap nasty chrome tape around the brew head that just peels away after a while and looks ugly. The underside of the drip tray tends to be an area for corrosion. RANCILLIO are aware of these problems but have not changed or revised these inevitable problem areas. They both make great espresso don’t get me wrong, but looking at it fiscally it doesn’t add up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Sure but don’t know how to pm? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Just ended the listing on eBay. Already had two offers and loads of watchers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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