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Decommissioning / Storing Gaggia Classic

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I’ve stopped using my Classic and want to pack it away for the foreseeable. What do I need to do before packing it away to ensure it stays in good nick while in storage?

 

Thanks!

 

Dave

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15 minutes ago, HelicalRays said:

I’ve stopped using my Classic and want to pack it away for the foreseeable. What do I need to do before packing it away to ensure it stays in good nick while in storage?

 

Thanks!

 

Dave

The main thing is to ensure that the boiler is completely drained before storing it. Any water left to sit on the boiler will cause issues long term with the metal. 

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The main thing is to ensure that the boiler is completely drained before storing it. Any water left to sit on the boiler will cause issues long term with the metal. 

Thanks Bacms. How do you do that without running the pump dry?


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Just now, HelicalRays said:


Thanks Bacms. How do you do that without running the pump dry?


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When you press the steam button the pump won't activate. But I would still run it dry for a few seconds (until it start sputtering) before going to steam. 

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When you press the steam button the pump won't activate. But I would still run it dry for a few seconds (until it start sputtering) before going to steam. 

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Remove the tank, lay it on it's back, open the steam valve & activate the steam & brew switch simultaneously to drain the boiler through the wand.

 

Don't worry about it running the pump dry as you don't want water left in it anyway.

 

 


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Remove the tank, lay it on it's back, open the steam valve & activate the steam & brew switch simultaneously to drain the boiler through the wand.
 
Don't worry about it running the pump dry as you don't want water left in it anyway.
 
 

Thanks Ashcroc. I’ll give that a bash!


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