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13 years 10 months ago #1424 by John Mitchell
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Thanks again Colin,

I will take this bolt out (did not have a wrench at work) and will see what the condition of this is.

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13 years 10 months ago #1425 by dave
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John,

When you unscrew the group valve (this spring-loaded pea valve that Colin is referring to), you may find that

i) it has scale accumluations on it (as might the shaft that it seats within);

but you might also find that

ii) the plastic pea has deformed from heating cycles and just normal wear and tear. This can also prevent the valve from sealing properly, and is a simple replacement available from vendors like WholeLatteLove and likely EspressoTec . Expected cost around $8-10, iirc.

If you order a new group valve, tack on replacement parts that you will eventually need: group head gasket(s), shower screen(s), maybe a spare basket, and (if they happen to have them cheaply, dunno if they do) thermal cutoffs (thermal fuses) to match your machine ($3 part).

I am assuming that this is a new model Gaggia Coffee when you say that you have had it for a year. Some of the parts on the much older original model Gaggia Coffee (white steel exterior with a front-mounted steam knob) were very different.

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13 years 10 months ago #1426 by colin
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Yup - owen egans site has some spot on photos
of the "pea" in question.

cool.
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13 years 10 months ago #1427 by John
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Cheers guys. Great advice from everyone. I will let you know if this doesn't work. Thanks for the help.

JOhn
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13 years 10 months ago #1428 by Juan Valdez' Lover
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Like wow, aren't we all geeks. Huh huh huh????
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13 years 10 months ago #1429 by colin
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and you are?
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