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RiddleofSteel
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012, 11:32pm
Subject: New Gaggia Classic steam pressure has suddenly dropped like the Facebook IPO.
 

So my brand new Gaggia Classic I bought while my original one was being repaired, suddenly lost a lot of pressure from the wand.  Shots pull fine, it's just the pressure coming from the steaming wand is not strong enough to froth the milk.  We've had this thing for about 5 weeks and it's been working great up until yesterday. Since it's new, I know it can't be all the usual suspects of descaling or building, so I'm wondering what else it can be. Is there somewhere I can manually adjust the pressure?
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Posted Wed May 23, 2012, 8:01am
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I'm guessing your steam stat may have failed.  
I'd test it first thing.  
If that is the problem, the vendor would probably simply ship you a replacement.
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012, 9:45pm
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SJM Said:

I'm guessing your steam stat may have failed.  
I'd test it first thing.  
If that is the problem, the vendor would probably simply ship you a replacement.

Posted May 23, 2012 link

Just wanted to thank you, as you were exactly right.  I replaced that steam thermostat and it's steaming good as new.  What's funny is my backup Gaggia started to have the same issue, so I replaced that one as well.  As an added bonus, this was probably the easiest part to replace on the Gaggia that I've had to do.
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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2012, 7:18am
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Yippee !!!
Hurray !!!
And you are very welcome.

Susan
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