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I am attempting to clean my Gaggia Classic. Although I de-scale it regularly, it would appear that the shower holding plate needs removing for a good clean/replacement. The problem that I have is that although I can remove the shower screen and the two Allen bolts, I can not for the life of me get the holding plate off. I have tried:- Levering it off, but I can not see a rim to leaver off. Turning the whole thing upside down so that I could leave the plate to soak in de-scaling solution. Any ideas?
Had my DB serviced and repaired today by Coffee Classics as it was leaking steam. Glad I did as it needed a good going over by the sounds of it from the Engineer. Leaking steam was fairly obvious but the main buttons on the front had a slight electrical buzzing noise when pressing at times. Basically the machine had a new solenoid valve, hot water tap needle valve, complete set of o-rings and boiler probes cleaned. Also carried out a de-scale whilst the engineer was here, which I'm so glad he did due to this being problematic with these machines. Mine had the problem of displaying 'valves' at the end of the cycle, which apparently is caused by the boiler probes still being wet. I would of been stuck at this point but Nick the engineer had seen this previously so knew what to do. Had a good look inside whist it was apart and it looked nice a clean, much better than I thought given it had a couple of leaks. Machine is now as good as new and ready for the next few years service.
Hi all. Maybe a stupid question: It seems like I complete my de-scaling process incorrectly as the machine continuously write "De-scale!" in the display even if I have run the de-scale program several times. (I only use filtered water in the machine). When I de-scale I go through the 20 minutes cycle first with a descale-agent and then a new 20 minute cycle with clean water (each time emptying the two boilers in advance). When I am in de-scaling mode I only have two options: 1) Pressing "One Cup" (which initiates a new 20 minutes cycle) or pressing "Power" (which returns the machine into regular mode and starts heating the boilers). The only way to "get out" of the 20 minutes de-scale cycles seems to be by pressing the "Power button". But when the machine returns to "normal" mode the display again states "De-scale!"??? Any help appreciated. Thx. Anders from Copenhagen