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Hello.

I have what I think is an old Gaggia coffee.

 

When I turn the machine on and as it warms up, water drops come out of the steam wand, even if the steam wand knob is fully closed. It also drips from the grouphead if the portafilter isn't on.

 

Is this normal? I've bought it off ebay from someone who said they knew nothing about coffee of this machine.

 

Any info would be helpful

 

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Hello.

I have what I think is an old Gaggia coffee.

 

When I turn the machine on and as it warms up, water drops come out of the steam wand, even if the steam wand knob is fully closed. It also drips from the grouphead if the portafilter isn't on.

 

Is this normal? I've bought it off ebay from someone who said they knew nothing about coffee of this machine.

 

Any info would be helpful

 

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The steam wand drip is quite common especially if the steam tap has been overtightened. It can also be caused by scale blocking it open if you're lucky.

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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On 16/05/2019 at 16:19, thesandrobrito said:

Hello.

I have what I think is an old Gaggia coffee.

 

When I turn the machine on and as it warms up, water drops come out of the steam wand, even if the steam wand knob is fully closed. It also drips from the grouphead if the portafilter isn't on.

 

Is this normal? I've bought it off ebay from someone who said they knew nothing about coffee of this machine.

 

Any info would be helpful

 

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Hi, I recently had a similar issue. A good clean, descale (make sure you open the valve for the wand) improved things.

If it's not perfect the next set would be to replace the Steam Valve Assembly, I've not done this but it doesn't look to complex, just the £45 for the new bit :-( Also check the plastic knob is good, this will pull off. I used pliers to close the valve just in case the knob was loose as these aren't the most robust things.

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As above, steam wand drip is common - nothing really to worry about, though you could try a descale - pump the descaler water out through the steam wand, or replace the valve.... but it'll probably happen again.

 


Lots of everything: machines, grinders, roaster, beans, tampers, baskets, blah, blah

However - Too much is never enough!

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