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  1. Four Gaggia Cups And Saucers Great Condition 8.5 diameter6.2 highVolume 4 fluid ounces £19.99 plus p&p
  2. Hi all, Up for sale is my Gaggia classic. This is the 2006 Italian model 1300W. I purchased this about 6 months ago second hand and immediately stripped, serviced and rebuilt it. It comes with the rancillo wand, one double basket (could do with replacing) portafilter (has end cap missing) When I stripped the machine I completely cleaned the boiler, replaced all seals, replaced both boiler and water thermostats, replaced the shower plate for a brass one, as well as the shower screen. I also set the pressure at 9bar using the pressure gauge from the group. Everything works as it shoul
  3. I have taken my Gaggia Classic apart so many times I have lost count. Every time in the past I have had great results but not this time. I replaced all the o rings, including the big one on the boiler. I have taken the solenoid mechanism apart, cleaned it as I know this is often the cause of problems. The pump is ok. When I reassembled the machine it starts and runs perfectly, water coming out the grouphead. But the moment I put coffee into the portafilter it runs for about 15 seconds and then the sound of the machine changes, becoming quite muted and coffee stops flowing. I can leave it runni
  4. Hi, I have my 1425W Chrome Gaggia Classic - 04/2000 for sale for now £150. It is in good condition for its age & has been looked after – It only has a couple of minor rust patches behind the water tank. Recently I have done the following:- Boiler stripped, cleaned & descaled New grouphead seal fitted New boiler seal fitted New Shower Plate Holder Diffuser Modifications:- OPV set to 10 bar Rancilio Silvia steam wand I will also incude:- Motta Competition 58.4mm Tamper (Less than 1 month old) Gaggia Portafilter with Double unpressur
  5. Hi there, My boss is giving me 2 Gaggia classics his Dad had -- what's the easiest way to tell if they're pre-2015 models? thanks, Casper.
  6. I have a couple of earlier Baby Gaggias with the 3-way valve, so backflushing needs to be done. I clearly left it too long because - quite a lot of water was spritzing out of the top of the PF on pulling a shot - the PF wouldn't go all the way round and sit properly - obviously the coffee wasn't very good Having left it for too long, I had to do quite a bit of backflushing before all these issues cleared. Now the PF goes all the way round as usual and is watertight. Coffee tastes good again. So questions are: - how often to backflush if you make 3 cups per day? - are these
  7. So, I'm having another issue (aside from the channeling) I'm getting really sour shots all of a sudden, it's almost undrinkable. I'm brewing at 96c, pid controlled so the temp shouldn't be an issue per se. I'm pouring a 1:2 shot with either 14 or 16g coffee in a standard portafilter and open portafilter with a 14g basket at about 25seconds from press of the button to 28/32g of coffee. Tried adjusting the grind, no change... Any ideas? Try a different coffee? I've used this exact brand and type for well over a month, 4th bag in. I started experiencing this after I started weighing my
  8. Details of SAECO sale until Thursday only. Might be of interest to someone in the market for a Gaggia http://www.gaggia-service.co.uk/sale.htm
  9. I am selling my beloved Gaggia Classic Coffee machine as I have recently made the move to a bean to cup machine. This has served me well since I purchased it new in 2012. It has been serviced three times, the most recent being in May 2017. It is very regularly descaled and generally well looked after. Recently, there has been a very slight drip from the steam wand but this has not caused any issues with use. I still have the original box and manual (albeit a little worn) and everything else that came with it. Postage is possible but, given the weight, collection is prefe
  10. Hello, Need a little help finalizing which of the two to get. (I know the former I can only buy new, but the Silvia I would buy used). With all things being equal (grinder, coffee, workflow, etc) is the shot and steam going to be really that different? I've been a long time Bialetti user and nespresso (for convenience in the morning - but I get specialty roaster pods). But I spend way too much money every day at all the awesome roasters here so its time to learn myself...I'll be making 2-3 cappuccinos max and likely only a couple of times a week (for now). Thoughts ? Than
  11. Hello to all you fine coffee lovers and Merry Christmas what's left of it. Simply put I have been lurking on this forum for far too long dipping in and out of posts when I had 5 minutes spare or to try and find the reason behind my poor shot pulling abilities its a rocky road which many find themselves giving up and going the easy route, not for me I take the difficult route every time maybe for all the wrong reasons at times but anyway thats me and my little opener. Thanks to you all for your help that I have not yet thanked in my lurking days, I am here now to make amends
  12. Hey everyone, I got myself a Dedica and a second-hand 90's Gaggia MDF i could afford - basic as it is, it's a major step up from the Nespresso capsules.- The MDF has about 12g of retention in the path, however, and some more in the dozer - and i didn't want to get yesterday's grind every time so i modded it heavily; the dozer has been removed, as well as the portafilter holder (because the Dedica's portafilter is too big to fit there) i made the 'stepless' conversion and calibrated the height i'm using the top of a PET bottle to get the coffee out on-demand (plus
  13. Bought this, as thought it would fit the Oracle, but it doesn't No Basket , just the pf £15 delivered, posted first class.
  14. Hi folks - having some trouble with my Classic recently and not sure what to try next. Symptom is that it seems to be getting repeatedly blocked up (no water running through the grouphead). I've descaled it fairly regularly in the past, and a lot more recently in case it was some scale stuck somewhere that was causing it. I thought it was scale in the Solenoid valve last time and tried the steam on/off method, but this didn't do anything and it cleared after cleaning the holes in the grouphead. I'm going to try it again this evening, but recently when it gets blocked it seems to be becau
  15. Hi all. I put up a video here with a problem with my Gaggia Classic a few days ago, and the consensus seemed to be that the solenoid valve had gotten blocked with scale debris. The machine is 2011 but new to me, bought second-hand recently. I have been trying to get myself set up over the last month or so, getting a second-hand Baratza Vario from a forum member, tamper, scales, airtight container etc. Also got a brass shower screen holder and gasket as the originals did not look too good. The issue occurred, I think, after I put the machine on its side, to fit the new parts. (Reall
  16. Hi all, I was hoping I could get a bit of help with something please! I bought a 2011 Gaggia Classic second hand, and it was working fine at the very beginning. I then ordered a new shower screen holder (brass) and gasket as the originals were looking a little tired / corroded. However, now that I’ve replaced them (correctly I think, but you never know) I’m not getting any water flow at all. The answer may be staring me in the face but I’d rather suffer the online embarrassment than more frustration! I’ve added the links to the two parts below, and (I think) a video of the issue. Any
  17. Hey everyone, it’s been while since I posted a problem... So when changing water in my Gaggia Classic I noticed a slimey like film on top of the water (could have been like that for a while but usually just top the water up, this time I removed the tank to was it) so much I cleaned it refitted used for a couple of days, removed the tank again and they layer of film was there again. It looks like the silicone tubes are full of the build up too. Has anyone else come across anything like this? the silicon tubing I fitted was sold as food grade so I didn’t think it would be that br
  18. Hi All Using the steam wand (silvia), I noticed that some steam comes out of the main group head when steaming milk. Had this for a long time but wondering if you have the same experience?
  19. Hi all. Any thoughts on which pump I should get as a replacement for my Gaggia Classic. My shots are bitter and I've heard that the standard Ulka pump is not that precise with it's ability to maintain consistent 9 bar. Any thoughts please?
  20. Hi guys new to the forum and loving looking around so far although i may end up spending a fortune on all the bean recommendations! Seems like a great community of knowledgeable folk with that in mind i am going to bore you all with another grinder question. I have a gaggia classic and recently got a bottomless portafilter for it, i was expecting to pull lovely looking shots like my local coffee shop - shout out little bird coffee house, Inverness, Scotland! - however as you can imagine i ended up with a disaster of multiple sprays everywhere! I presumed it was my poor tamping techni
  21. Gaggia Classic Ri8161/40 purchased from Currys 24/11/2011 (still have receipt). Light use as I only drink coffee at the weekend and then only 2-3 cups per day. Regularly cleaned with puly caff and backflushed. The machine is working absolutley fine and produces great coffee, but could probably do with the grouphead seal being replaced (as I never have) and showerscreen. Probably best bet for a new owner would be to buy the service kit for £20 and replace seals and gaskets and then it will be as new. Some light scratches on the top where cups have been warmed. The machine comes with all origina
  22. Hi All - I have a 10 year old Gaggia Classic and did the OPV mod a while ago. I am getting decent shots however I want to figure out what bars I am really putting out. I tried the volume of water method (blank portafilter, putting a class of water under one of the tubes) and I am getting no returned water? Does this mean my machine is still set to too many bars and I need to turn the OPV nut more. I am getting decent shots, about 32g out in 30s when my Fiorenzato grinder at a 1.8 setting. A few questions... 1.) there are two tubes in the water reservoir, which one is for the water su
  23. Evening all. After a bit of searching and a bit of considering, I think I know the answer here but....... My 2003 classic, unmodified apart from Rancilio wand, regularly descaled and cleaned etc etc has suddenly stopped pushing shots in a decent time. One day, ~30g in 30 seconds, next day we're talking a minute plus for a shot. Pump sounds ok, water flow seems alright if a little light with no group in place from the block, steam pressure fine. Personally I think the pump, which lets be honest is 15 years old now, might have shit itself. However, your thoughts most welcome, learned c
  24. Hey peeps, I'm going to adjust the opv valve on my Classic tomorrow, I've watched a few vids & been through the forum & it all seems pretty straight forward but I've seen conflicting info re a couple of things Whether to have the steam wand opened (which doesn't seem to make any sense to me, wouldn't that let some of the pressure out)? Whether to fill the portafilter with water before starting (wouldn't it just fill up during the start of taking the pressure anyway)? Sorry to ask about a topic with so many posts but finding it difficult to find anything concrete.
  25. I am selling this Classic. It is a 1997 model, so with higher wattage (1425) and larger solenoid. It is in very good condition. I have descaled it and set the opv to 10 bar, can be reset if required, also has a new grouphead gasket fitted. Slight scratches on cup warmer but otherwise very shiny. Comes with portafilter, single and double basket and will also include a 58mm tamper. I am looking for £150 posted or £140 collected which I would prefer, pick up in Glasgow or could deliver/meet within reason.
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