kmetzger Senior Member Joined: 31 May 2011 Posts: 47 Location: Mexico Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: Baratza Vario
Posted Fri Apr 11, 2014, 6:58am Subject: My Gaggia Classic won't work
I recently installed a new steam valve and steam thermostat after experiencing problems with coffee gushing from the portafilter. That solved the problem and I was getting wonderful espressos. But then I discovered that my milk wasn't heating up for lattes. So I replaced the brew thermostat that I had also ordered and the gushing problem happened again. I quickly exchanged the new brew thermostat with the original one and tried steaming. The machine made a horrible loud noise and now it's not working at all anymore. My assumption is the new brew thermostat I ordered from partsguru was the wrong one (Coffee thermostat - DM-1168 - Gaggia Coffee Thermostat threaded M4 120V) and caused the thermal fuse to blow. I would greatly appreciate your advice. Do I need to order a thermal fuse? Did I order the wrong brew thermostat? I live in Mexico, so taking the machine to a repair shop isn't an option.
steamer Senior Member Joined: 11 Feb 2005 Posts: 900 Location: socal Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Expobar Brewtus IV R Grinder: Mazzer Mini-B Baratza... Vac Pot: Krubs Moka Brew, vacPot Drip: TechV, and many more Roaster: Hottop
Posted Fri Apr 11, 2014, 8:22am Subject: Re: My Gaggia Classic won't work
Yes I know your pain, the two thermostats basiclly look the same. I would check the steam switch and make sure it fuctions correctly. I would check the bolier water temp to make sure temp wise it matched pressure. It almost sound as if the two thermostats are in the wrong spots. I dont know how to tell them apart. Also make sure they are seated correctly.
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