SJM Senior Member Joined: 17 Nov 2004 Posts: 1,723 Location: CA Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Fri Aug 10, 2012, 3:48pm Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic boiler broken after visit from electrician
Hmmm, I've replaced a fuse like that on my dad's Gaggia and only the boiler was out not the whole thing. The diagram does show that it should all be dead, but I'd still track down the power routing w/ a multimeter to be certain. This worked on his machine anyhow (it lit up and pumped water, but only pumped cold water). His was a "Coffee" not a Classic, these machines are darn similar inside but there may be a difference. .
I don't know the answer to this question as to the correct placement of the thermofuse in different models and/or how they are wired, but we do have wiring diagrams for both the Coffee and the Classic at the Gaggia Users Group that I probably already mentioned in this thread. (Sorry). And, it makes sense that the wiring especially at the front end of the circuit would be more complex on the Classic just because more things have to be activated when the power-on switch is thrown.
Oh, and of course, a multimeter will sort this out without having to look up much of anything....
tracerbullet Senior Member Joined: 13 Feb 2012 Posts: 168 Location: Saint Paul Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sat Aug 18, 2012, 5:57am Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic boiler broken after visit from electrician
Good point on the thermoswitches. If I remember right they are closed when cold, and open when hot (when they trigger), that's how they cut the current from the heater elements once things are at the right temperature.
It's possible one of them is stuck open, thinking that things are up to temp when they are not? Does the light on the switch come on, that when things are working tells you it's at temp and ready to brew?
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