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Glenner
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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2012, 8:58am
Subject: Gaggia Classic - service
 

Can anyone assist me with finding someplace to get service work done on a Gaggia Classic? The seal where the coffee basket attaches is cracked. I could probably replace it myself if I could find the seal.
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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:26am
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The part is called a group gasket - you can get it from partsguru.com or Whole Latte Love in the US (among many others) or Happy Donkeyin the UK/EU (also among others) for about $10/3 or so.

Replacing it is as easy as getting the old out - it may help to remove the shower screen to do this, but you don't have to.  Screwing a couple of short wood screws into the old one can help you get a purchase on it with pliers to apply some leverage.  Fitting the new one is a matter of cleaning the gasket seat, placing the gasket in as far you can get it and then using the portafilter and basket to seat it fully.  The portafilter will not fit easily the first time as the gasket won't have been compressed.

Replacing it is a standard service item every 6 months or so (depending on use) so being able to do it yourself is a big saving.  Now is also the time to descale the machine, btw...
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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:28am
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Give us a call and we can email you the instructions as well as getting you the part. Call us here http://www.wholelattelove.com/
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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:34am
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Thanks for the reponses. I neglected to mention I was trying to find the part in Canada. I think that idrinkcoffee.com is going to be able to assist.
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