RiddleofSteel Senior Member Joined: 9 May 2010 Posts: 11 Location: Huntington Beach, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Tue May 22, 2012, 11:32pm Subject: New Gaggia Classic steam pressure has suddenly dropped like the Facebook IPO.
So my brand new Gaggia Classic I bought while my original one was being repaired, suddenly lost a lot of pressure from the wand. Shots pull fine, it's just the pressure coming from the steaming wand is not strong enough to froth the milk. We've had this thing for about 5 weeks and it's been working great up until yesterday. Since it's new, I know it can't be all the usual suspects of descaling or building, so I'm wondering what else it can be. Is there somewhere I can manually adjust the pressure?
Just wanted to thank you, as you were exactly right. I replaced that steam thermostat and it's steaming good as new. What's funny is my backup Gaggia started to have the same issue, so I replaced that one as well. As an added bonus, this was probably the easiest part to replace on the Gaggia that I've had to do.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.