D4F Senior Member Joined: 15 Mar 2012 Posts: 1,674 Location: USA Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID Grinder: Preciso
Posted Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:13pm Subject: Re: Spare parts for Gaggia Classic?
Dripping from the wand steam leak? Most drip some after time. When was it descaled? There was just a thread on the yahoo user group about Gaggia steam wand leak. I have not had to do parts yet, so I am not sure where to get.
kmetzger Senior Member Joined: 31 May 2011 Posts: 42 Location: Mexico Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: Baratza Vario
Posted Sat Jul 28, 2012, 8:47am Subject: Re: Spare parts for Gaggia Classic?
Thank you very much, DF4 and dyqik - I believe descaling has solved my problem. I was led astray by the Gaggia instructions, which under the heading "Descaling" state: "In hard water areas, minerals found in the water will accumulate and affect operation of the unit." Since I buy my water in 10 gallon bottles here in Mexico, I was under the mistaken belief that I would never have to descale. Now I know better. There has been no leakage from the portafilter and just drips from the steam wand.
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