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  1. This looks good for the price: Please view this ad: Gaggia Classic, https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/gaggia-classic/1357312302?utm_source=com.google.android.apps.docs&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android Price: £ 125 Download the application from the Google Play Store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gumtree.android
  2. Also delays expected in dispatch time. I do apologize. Peter
  3. Sorry for anyone interested, but I had to increase prices until Christmas (190 for basic variant), due to numerous ongoing orders.
  4. This one looks good for the price, if you can live with that massive dent on the side. Please view this ad: Gaggia Classic, https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/gaggia-classic/1357312302?utm_source=com.google.android.apps.docs&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android Price: £ 125 Download the application from the Google Play Store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gumtree.android
  5. Once it's here I also do almost every possible upgrade (PID, pressure gauge, brass plate, WiFi switch, Rancilio Silvia V1-2 steam wand) if you plan any of these.
  6. There must be someone, if not I do collection postage service. I send you out appropriate box including packaging materials and prepaid postage label, you just pack it and drop it off at local post office or myHermes point depends on your preference. However it comes with a price.
  7. That sounds like a dead thermostat to me. Was it working ok before? I can do service as a some others here. Where are you based?
  8. Oh, I was about to say make sure to heat it up, as the seal gets more elastic and easier to remove, but as I read it wouldn't heat up. Good job you could get it out. Once you disconnected from mains and let it cool down (check the group head by hand touch) unscrew and remove the top cover and check the boiler and stat connections.
  9. Or I would suggest to get a vice and hold the bottom of the solenoid valve (do not tighten it too hard just to keep it stable) and loosen the bolt with a proper spanner. There is the path leading to your coffee
  10. I've some classics. I'm about to build one up tomorrow.
  11. I have one for 25+postage, probably looks better than that one on eBay.
  12. Funny, I have broken one at exactly the same place when I first taken apart my firs Classic. Yes that's what I thought, even if I only get use of one bulb of it, it's still better than at the landfill. Thank you
  13. Hi, May I ask what your plan is whit the bits of the old switch? Thank you
  14. Welcome, This ad is for a professionally rebuilt and detailed pre-2015 Gaggia Classic (RI8161/40) with 3 months RTB warranty for £160 Upgrades available: Rancilio Silvia V1-2 Steam Wand £15 WiFi switch built in £15 Brass shower screen holder plate £25 Panel mount pressure gauge liquid filled 40mm £45 PID temperature controller (MrShade's) £125 Postage to: UK mainland £20 EU £30 Prices only for cash or bank transfer. PayPal payments are a subject of a 5% surcharge. I rebuild, clean, detail, upgrade, tune and test these machines to the highest standards (driven by my enthusiasm and OCD), to ensure the best result in your cup. They come professionally and securely packed with fully covered signed for 48hrs delivery in recycled packaging materials. Built for order, so please allow 5 working days after cleared payment for dispatch or collection. Pictures are for illustration purposes only, I have plenty of used machines on stock so feel free to get in touch to find the best one for your needs, actual pictures can than be provided of the "raw material". All rebuilt machines covered with 3 months return to base warranty. The warranty is valid only if the machine is well maintained by regular descaling and back-flushing using high-quality espresso machine cleaners. Any signs of abuse, excessive calcification, or excessive wear and tear may attract a charge for repair. DETAILS OF THE SERVICE AND TESTING CARRIED OUT It has been fully dismantled, empty shell checked and cleaned inside. Accessories, top cover, water funnel, lid, drip tray, water reservoir, water pipes, steam knob checked and cleaned. Switch, power inlet, wiring checked. Group head, steam valve, steam wand, 3 way solenoid valve, over pressure valve completely dismantled cleaned from calcification and sediment, flow checked and resealed with high quality food grade silicone O rings. The Boiler has been cleaned from calcification, top and bottom mating surfaces re-machined. The heating elements have been resistance tested. Corroded bolts upgraded to stainless steel ones. Pump has been flow and brew pressure checked. Shower screen, screen holder plate, bolts, filter baskets and portafilter are double-cleaned. The rebuilt machine then get detailed, brushed case has been re-brushed to vanish scratches and stains and finally cleaned with adequate stainless steel cleaner. The machine has then been operated for 1 hour, meanwhile brew pressure set to 9 bars, brewed an espresso and has output steam for 30 seconds. In case of a leaky steam valve, it has been dismantled, valve re-machined internal O ring replaced and valve re-locked.
  15. Hi, I've just read the whole story through. What I noticed you kept changing more variables at a time. This is exactly what I did when I first started 227g of coffe not a lot to dial in for a newbie (be glad you not having a hand grinder ) Let me try to provide you with simple steps to follow. 1st step dose: while you work on your dose do not touch anything else, don't even taste. start with 18-or 17gs and reduce it by 0.5g at a time until you will not see the image of the bolt holding your shower screen. When you are there THAT IS YOUR DOSE with this beans with in this basket. 2nd step grind be accurate and consistent on your dosing from now (and on distributing and tamping as well) From a coarse grind go finer and finer with tiny steps documenting the time, still not tasting. Once you get around 30 second's that's your grinder setting for this bean. And now you can try different distribution and tamping techniques to inspect the differences and taste. Once you done all these you can go back to dose and change it 0.5g up and than down with everything else constant. And taste. And than go back to the grinder fine tune with everything else constant and taste. It took me months first time, but I'm proud of my doubles now, however my singles can still be miserable haha
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