pinkpotato Senior Member Joined: 25 May 2011 Posts: 22 Location: Manchester Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Gaggia TE Gaggia XD Grinder: Iberital MC5/Cunill brasil
Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014, 5:14am Subject: First boiler strip down, what gaskets do i need Gaggia TE
Hi guys, So i bought another gaggia and its the first one i've looked in that is in need of descaling. I've got the boiler and element out, the only gaskets i can see which i will replace are the teflon one and the rubber one. Does anyone know if this model requires the triangular card one as well?
Thanks in advance!
Gaggia TE 1 Grp Gaggia XD 1 grp Gaggia TE 2 Grp (Restoring) Iberital MC5
skydragondave Senior Member Joined: 18 Feb 2013 Posts: 167 Location: Ontario, Canada Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Commercial Only Grinder: Commercial Only Roaster: Has Garanti HG5
Posted Tue Jan 14, 2014, 8:58pm Subject: Re: First boiler strip down, what gaskets do i need Gaggia TE
If the heating element is original it should take the rubber o-ring (use the silicone one) but the heating element that uses the teflon is a direct fit replacement and if it was ever replaced, it may require the teflon gasket. For the few dollars it costs, buy both or remove the element to confirm. Good luck
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