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  1. Hi everyone, I've had my Gaggia Classic for a while, and we live in a very hard water area so have done my best to remember to descale the machine regularly. Unfortunately I've let it slip a bit too long this time, and my steam wand appears to be blocked somewhere along the line. A full descale yesterday hasn't sorted it out - is there a way I can remove / inspect the wand for blockages before I call an engineer? Could it be related to some other problem instead? I'm getting water through the group, but nothing from the wand itself (just a small dribble from the point where the wand leaves the machine housing when the valve is opened) Hope you can help! Thanks, Chris
  2. Hi guys, I'm looking out for Coffee Scale and Milk Thermometer for my Barista Express. Are there any particular ones that I should watch out for or any basic one would do. I'm currently using digital kitchen scale which doesn't have decimal points and its' a pretty basic one. Also what other equipment should I get to maintain my machine please. Or a list of thing I need to do with my machine. Will following the instruction booklet that comes with it be enough? As I'm still a newbie I need some guidance please. many thanks. mark.
  3. after getting my mazzer yesterday and grabbing some beans this morn i thought id do a bit of maintainance to see if i cant get the best out of it, id thought the group gasket was dead so i was planning to clean it up until the new one arrives, i got the shower plate off but the block underneath refused to budge no matter what, so i decided to have a look from the top. on opening the top up i noticed some scale at the back of the boiler, i realised the obvious, that it was infact leaking from the boiler not the group head, so after working up the courage i took the boiler out and got it apart, it was bloody horrible in there, the gasket was crustier than an old sea dog, so i tried scrubbing the metal, which just got me nowhere, i had to scrape a lot off with a butter knife!, eventually i got it looking reasonable and it now seems to be working better than ever. next job is to strip and clean the mazzer and then see what kind of brew i can make. also i never did manage to shift that block behind the shower plate, does it just pop out or twist or what? i dont want to go all ham fisted on it and end up breaking it
  4. Hi All, I've just changed the head gaskets in my gaggia, when pulling a few shots afterwards, water is dripping around the side of the group head in a similar manner to the worn out one. I got the gasket from happy donkey and is a official gaggia part. However it did come with a 1 mm round of rubber identical in diameter size to the head gasket, should i have put this in aswell? Last time I did this change I only got 1 bit of rubber, and removed only one bit of rubber so was confused by its presnece in my order. Any thoughts?
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