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Hi All,

 

I've been finding that the fuse in he gaggia has blown a couple of times. The original fuse is a 3A... This seems low. So after a bit of reading a 13A seems more suitable. Working well since this change, however today I thought it blew with the 13A fuse after making a latte... After literally turning it off and on again from the socket it managed to work. I'm not sure if this is a common problem with the gaggia? It's a 2011 I think. Advice would be appreciated.

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There may be an electrical issue with it. I'm not certain what exactly could be doing that, unless your heating element has an intermittent fault.


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Gaggia Baby 2001, Gaggia Color 2007, Delonghi Dedica, Severin grinder, Marcfi badged Compak K6 2004

Sent from my grinder using smoke signals.

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Could be any number of electrical faults but when my Classic starting blowing fuses I traced it back to the solenoid actuator using a multimeter. This was cracked and shorting to the body of the solenoid and therefore straight to earth... 


Aged Gaggia Classic, 1991 La San Marco 90A Grinder, Another Coffee Espresso Blend No 1, Rave Coffee Italian Job, amongst others. Considering a HX or DB machine...

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When you say the fuse has blown, do you mean the fuse in the plug, the thermal fuse or the ring main tripped?

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Initially remove the plug top and check for any odd / loose strands of wire also check all terminal screws are tight.

If above is all OK, UNPLUG machine and remove the top (couple of screws + earth wire ) Examine inside for burnt / brown / charred connections.

Also check for any signs of leaks particularly near electrical connections (slight leaks after warm up could be shorting wires to earth)

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When you say the fuse has blown, do you mean the fuse in the plug, the thermal fuse or the ring main tripped?
Fuse in the plug.

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Initially remove the plug top and check for any odd / loose strands of wire also check all terminal screws are tight.
If above is all OK, UNPLUG machine and remove the top (couple of screws + earth wire ) Examine inside for burnt / brown / charred connections.
Also check for any signs of leaks particularly near electrical connections (slight leaks after warm up could be shorting wires to earth)
Okay, this is great troubleshooting. Will have a go and see how it works. Thanks!

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