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Fix for off axis steam tap?

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Hi all,
I brought a Gaggia classic off eBay when starting out a month ago.  However I think the seller had done a poor repair job as the steam handle is off centre and rubs on the casing. Indeed the whole steam tap is angled slightly towards the rear. I can't see how though as the boiler looks square. Anyone got a fix or has seen this problem before?

I can't seem to get photos uploaded either. Yeah.

 

Tim

 

 

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trying to upload photos.

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If  I remember rightly it’s just a matter of lid off and loosen the 2 Allen screws holding the valve and move it slightly and then check for clearance then tighten up


Gaggia Classic, Brasilia RR55OD

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Try slackening off the 4 allen screws on the group, the ones underneath. It will allow you to rotate the group & boiler to align the steam knob in the casing hole.


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58 minutes ago, robti said:

If  I remember rightly it’s just a matter of lid off and loosen the 2 Allen screws holding the valve and move it slightly and then check for clearance then tighten up

Yep its that straight forward, I did it on mine after I refurbished it.

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Unless it has been damaged / distorted, loosening the two steam valve  bolts and rotating the valve  slightly will cure this.

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It’s also VERY possible that the previous owner has pulled the steam knob off and then put it back on 180 degrees out - as that also causes the knob to hit the case.

Pull the knob off and make sure that the FLAT metal piece inside the knob is located on the CURVE of the spline - it would seem logical to locate the flat metal piece with the flat of the spline but that’s wrong, and causes it to rotate incorrectly and rub on the case.


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