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Gaggia Classic 2015 cleaning the Brew Head Valve

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I am trying to clean my Gaggia Classic 2015 and I cannot remove the brew head valve. Its completely jammed. I have tried to use a coin to turn it but it just bends the coin.

I have seen a video where someone has a tool that seems to turn it quite easily. Does anyone know what this tool is called (not the screwdriver!, the tool used for removing the 2nd part):


Does anyone else have trouble unscrewing this?




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If you buy a 3 pack I’ll take a spare one as my fee 😉


screwfix or local tool shop May have them on the shelf if you don’t want to wait for eBay delivery

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It's just a big flat head screwdriver you need.

It suffers from a bit of stiction and needs a rigid stiff driver to break it. It's not hard tbh.


If you are buying spares, stay away from eBay and just get genuine Gaggia parts. A new spring and mushroom valve are worthwhile.

Great machines IMHO.

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12 hours ago, El carajillo said:

:exit:The item used in the video (special tool ) looks like a '' FLATBIT'' for drilling wood , with hex shank it could be used with a spannner.:confused:

Correction (only saw the end of vid/ tool). Actually looks more like a modified plug spanner for garden machinery (chainsaw/ mower etc) with the end ground to suit ?

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