Gaggia Classic Not Expressing Water from Brew Head

Equipment doesn't work? Troubleshooting? If you're handy, members can help.

#1: Post by Neptune »

Hello Everyone! I'm new and excited to be a part of the group. I've had a Gaggia Classic for years and its stopped expressing water from the brew head. I've descaled, done the switch flippy solenoid thing, removed the solenoid and cleaned, all to no avail. The pump is running, but sounds like it is struggling (similar to when it needed to be de-scaled in the past). I can hear the solenoid moving when I toggle the switch. I do get a bit of steam from the brew head and wand, but not water. Honestly, it reminds me of when I accidentally try to brew with the steam button toggled. Could it be a thermostat issue? Or is there just scale clogging stuff up someplace other than the solenoid? TIA for any info.