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Chanelle
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Posted Sat May 3, 2014, 10:07am
Subject: Gaggia classic + Rancilio V3 steam wand installation HELP!
 

Hi everyone. I'm very new to coffee machine. I need help from expert to solve my problem.
I bought a Rancilio V3 Steam wand set with four holes tip as below

http://imageshack.com/a/img843/164/fkh3.jpg

I was telling by the Rancilio's company that I have to change the steam valve which include the purchase as the photo above because V3 steam pipe is bigger than V1/V2's pipe.

Now, I stuck here.

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/6965/s09l.jpg

I couldnt unscrew the nut which link to gaggia's steam valve and have no idea how to change the V3 steam valve into my machine.

Chanelle: rancilio v3.jpg
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kitt2000
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Posted Sat May 3, 2014, 2:06pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia classic + Rancilio V3 steam wand installation HELP!
 

You cannot fit the Rancilio V3 steam valve or wand onto a Gaggia without extensive modifications , the rancilio company maybe thought you were trying to fit a V3 wand onto a V1 or V2 Rancilio Silvia, in which case you would need the V3 steam valve also .
I'm afraid your best option with the Gaggia is to fit a V1 Rancilio wand, which is still a big improvement over the stock gaggia wand
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D4F
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
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Posted Sat May 3, 2014, 3:03pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia classic + Rancilio V3 steam wand installation HELP!
 

Hi, welcome to CG.

Here is a thread about replacing the Gaggia wand with the V3. Not simple and does not need the valve if you have a lathe.  

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machinemods/493137

Many Gaggia users switch to the V1 wand, like this.

http://www.espressoparts.com/R_1054?&search_id=2405514

To remove the old wand, the only nut is on the wand, on part 51 below, and you reuse it.

Click Here (www.partsguru.com)

The nut on 49 is attached to the copper down tube and should not turn as you remove the threaded part on the old wand.  Silvia V1 wand looks about like the Gaggia wand at the insertion end and will use the O ring 50 and the nut.  The O ring 50 will likely stay up in 49.

Also, the 4 hole tip flows too fast for Gaggia.

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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Chanelle
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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014, 9:30pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia classic + Rancilio V3 steam wand installation HELP!
 

Guys,
I managed to replace v3 into gaggia classic by follow this thread.
Click Here (kabalin.blogspot.com)

It was so easy.
But, thing comes to worst.
My v3 doesnt create foam while frothing milk.
Is it because of the tip of 4 holes?
The steam becomes so weak after replacing v3 steam wand.
Please advice. Thanks
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D4F
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
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Posted Mon Aug 25, 2014, 2:52pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia classic + Rancilio V3 steam wand installation HELP!
 

You are not producing the volume of steam for 4 holes, stick with a single hole and enjoy the articulation.

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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