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13 years 10 months ago #2777 by Donavon
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I'm actually kind of worried now. Perhaps I should get a repair shop to take a look at it as I am now clueless as to what I can do. Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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13 years 10 months ago #2778 by colin
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This is a classic case of air-lock and all super-auto's can fall victim to it.

You could take it in for a kick start.

I would not worry too much about the vibration pump on these units - they can run \"dry\" without any water going through them for quite some time.

You could try \"basting\" it again while the
unit is in brew mode -- that is, if it will allow you to run it with the water reservoir off.

Keep us posted.
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13 years 10 months ago #2779 by Donavon
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Hi Colin,
I have tried to baste it while in brew mode. The loud noise goes away and as I am basting it sounds like it's trying to make the coffee but nothing actually happens and then as I release the baster the noise starts again and all is still not well. Do you or anyone else out there have any idea how I could go about 'kick starting it back up' or any other suggestions that I could do to make my machine work again? I don't want to finish wrecking it but at the same time I do not have the means to pay a repair shop as the holidays do come with enough spending on their own. Thanks Again!

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13 years 10 months ago #2785 by colin
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Ok.

Try priming it with the steam wand open.

Feel free to e-mail me as well.
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13 years 10 months ago #2786 by Donavon
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Great news. The basting method did not work in this case however I get it to work by using the steam wand. What I did was turned the machine on and turned on the wand right away and let all possible water on. Then I turned the steam function on and let the wand release a lot of steam. Turned everything off, let it sit for awhile and went back and presto! Made myself the first decent espresso I've had in days and all of a sudden was lifted. Felt like I had wings on my back hahaha. Thanks for the help. I'll be sure to come back on this site and support it.

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13 years 10 months ago #2787 by colin
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Sorry I did not come up with the solution sooner -- I gave a Gaggia machine (previously owned by Emmy award winner Dina Kaplan -- owner and VJ over at Blip.TV) to a young lady who has endless problems with air lock.

The machine is a Gaggia Coffee.
I gave her this same tip when it locks up.

Works every time.

Glad to be of service!
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