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Gaggia Classic- 2 Ditties/ pesky issues..


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Hi again coffee fellas,

 

I've just put in a new boiler fine, but now pesky issues. Firstly anyone know where I can get one tiny wee red solonoid rubber seal (gasket is it called?) as Im getting fizzing/ leak (quite a bit) here.. tho adjacent to the new boiler seal doesnt help me locate precisely, but Ive redone boiler in diligently again: fizzing/ leak remains as was. Im sure its this seal.

 

Also leaking from the steam wand (with knob done up tight). I thought little of it as only continual dripping for months, so I just put a cup under/ emptied 1/4 cup now & then. BUT might this be cause of my element failure? IE I (lazily) left Classic on quite alot, so, if the small full boiler gradually emptied via wand the elements were quite poss heating an empty, or half-empty boiler? One element failed fwiw (LHS one). Be useful to know why.

 

So, 1) Anyone know cause of my wandy drippings? & 2) where get soronoid led lubby lingy thingy-?

 

Thanks Chief.

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Changing the steam valve solved my Classic's dripping wand (albeit temporarily). Mark can supply one for sure.

 

Steve.

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