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Topic: help with my leaky Gaggia? (5 msgs / 125 lines)
1) From: Sherrie
I posted this to the list before, but I guess it got lost in the other half
of the post. 
 
I have a Gaggia
Express Delux .  The group head valve - or whatever it is -
leaks.  I usually change it about every 8 months, when it starts leaking
about 1 ounce each time I use it. I've tried taking it apart and soaking it
in CleanCaf - but 1) it doesn't appear gunky, and 2) it doesn't seem to
help.  Last time I bought two replacement thingys, and one worked, the other
leaked as badly as the one I was replacing.  I didn't throw out the one that
didn't work, though.  I noticed something different about the two: one had
the notch in the top 'hex bolt' lined up with a flat side of the bottom hex,
the other (which didn't work) had the notch opposite an angle of the other
half .  Did that make sense?
 
Thanks, y'all,
 
Sher (who has no twitter!)
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2) From: Dave Bush
If you haven't, give Gaggia tech support a call. I had a similar problem once and they gave me some advice that's worked for me.
 
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3) From: David Morrow
Sherrie,
Since you haven't gotten any response here, you might want to post your
question at the Yahoo Gaggia Users Group:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Gaggia/There are several people there with extensive experience with older Gaggia's
like your Espresso Deluxe.  I'm not one of them, but it seems to me that if
you are replacing the group valve assembly every 8 months, something is
wrong with your machine or your maintenance routine.
Dave Morrow

4) From: Greg Hollrigel
I have the same problem with the dripping on my Gran Gaggia, but I attribute
it to the fact that I haven't maintained it for the 10+ years I've owned
it.  But, that's a whole nother confession I don't want to go into ...  Just
waiting to buy a new machine and propertly take care of it.  I figure it's
too late for my existing one.
Greg
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5) From: Michael Vanecek
You could probably overhaul and descale your current Gaggia easy enough. 
Unless you really want the newer whiz-bang of a new espresso machine, 
that is.
Be well,
Mike
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