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Date: 24 Feb 2007 21:52:45
From: Farid Nacer
Subject: Dead Gaggia Classic
Greetings - My Gaggia Classic has died. I turned it on one morning and
went away for awhile while it warmed up. When I got back to it, it was
cold and the light on the switch was off. I've found a parts diagram
that shows a fuse. But I read several posts which left me with the
feeling that this was a thermal fuse which prevented the machine from
overheating but did not prevent it from turning on. Any suggestions?
Thanks.

Farid





 
Date: 26 Feb 2007 04:25:58
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Dead Gaggia Classic

>
> > My real question is: Can I make perfect espresso with the rig?
>
> > Terje
>
> I've taught myself to make what *I* like on a Gaggia Classic. What
> *you* like is what really matters.

** Absolutely correct! **

dave



 
Date: 25 Feb 2007 11:04:39
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Dead Gaggia Classic
On Feb 25, 1:35 pm, "Terje Bryhni" <t...@bryhni.com > wrote:
> >> Apart from it being temporarily dead, would you recommend the machine? Do
> >> I
> >> need an extra PID controller to be able to trust it?
>
> > heh heh!
>
> > no -- often those fuses go out for no real reason, in absence of any
> > fault! even in fairly new machines and especially over time.
>
> >> I am considering an offer from Bella-Italia - a Gaggia classic with an
> >> MDF
> >> grinder.
>
> > A good rig, I used one for YEARS (and the fuse went out once, too)
>
> > Dave
> > Saeco / Gaggia service SE
>
> Well, I wasn't really worried about the fuse - that happens.
>
> My real question is: Can I make perfect espresso with the rig?
>
> Terje

Is there a perfect espresso? I don't know.

but with good beans and proper technique I'd say you can make very
very good espresso, better than nearly ALL coffee places.

dave
www.hitechespresso.com



  
Date: 06 Mar 2007 23:52:17
From: Terje Bryhni
Subject: Re: Dead Gaggia Classic
Hello Coffee Lovers,

I got my Gaggia Classic and MDF grinder today.

Oooohhh - hefty!! I've never seen crema like that on my old Krups, that's
for sure!

The taste of the Pavan coffee I ordered from the same Italian dealer needs
some getting used to. Nothing like what I used to get before - I may opt for
some sugar in it. Well, this is only my review after trying 5-6 rounds, not
having found the optimal setting on the grinder nor the right amount,
stamper pressure etc.

Anyone has experience with Pavan coffee? I might as well get used to it, as
I have 5 kg's...

What's your favorite coffee, folks?

Best regards,
Terje Bryhni, Norway


"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1172430279.849891.217800@h3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> On Feb 25, 1:35 pm, "Terje Bryhni" <t...@bryhni.com> wrote:
>> >> Apart from it being temporarily dead, would you recommend the machine?
>> >> Do
>> >> I
>> >> need an extra PID controller to be able to trust it?
>>
>> > heh heh!
>>
>> > no -- often those fuses go out for no real reason, in absence of any
>> > fault! even in fairly new machines and especially over time.
>>
>> >> I am considering an offer from Bella-Italia - a Gaggia classic with an
>> >> MDF
>> >> grinder.
>>
>> > A good rig, I used one for YEARS (and the fuse went out once, too)
>>
>> > Dave
>> > Saeco / Gaggia service SE
>>
>> Well, I wasn't really worried about the fuse - that happens.
>>
>> My real question is: Can I make perfect espresso with the rig?
>>
>> Terje
>
> Is there a perfect espresso? I don't know.
>
> but with good beans and proper technique I'd say you can make very
> very good espresso, better than nearly ALL coffee places.
>
> dave
> www.hitechespresso.com
>




 
Date: 25 Feb 2007 07:50:28
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Dead Gaggia Classic
On Feb 25, 9:24 am, "Terje Bryhni" <t...@bryhni.com > wrote:
> Apart from it being temporarily dead, would you recommend the machine? Do I
> need an extra PID controller to be able to trust it?

heh heh!

no -- often those fuses go out for no real reason, in absence of any
fault! even in fairly new machines and especially over time.
>
> I am considering an offer from Bella-Italia - a Gaggia classic with an MDF
> grinder.

A good rig, I used one for YEARS (and the fuse went out once, too)

Dave
Saeco / Gaggia service SE

>
> Regards,
> Terje, Norway
>
> "Farid Nacer" <fna...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1172382765.354607.162760@z35g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Greetings - My Gaggia Classic has died. I turned it on one morning and
> > went away for awhile while it warmed up. When I got back to it, it was
> > cold and the light on the switch was off. I've found a parts diagram
> > that shows a fuse. But I read several posts which left me with the
> > feeling that this was a thermal fuse which prevented the machine from
> > overheating but did not prevent it from turning on. Any suggestions?
> > Thanks.
>
> > Farid




  
Date: 25 Feb 2007 19:35:35
From: Terje Bryhni
Subject: Re: Dead Gaggia Classic
>> Apart from it being temporarily dead, would you recommend the machine? Do
>> I
>> need an extra PID controller to be able to trust it?
>
> heh heh!
>
> no -- often those fuses go out for no real reason, in absence of any
> fault! even in fairly new machines and especially over time.
>>
>> I am considering an offer from Bella-Italia - a Gaggia classic with an
>> MDF
>> grinder.
>
> A good rig, I used one for YEARS (and the fuse went out once, too)
>
> Dave
> Saeco / Gaggia service SE

Well, I wasn't really worried about the fuse - that happens.

My real question is: Can I make perfect espresso with the rig?

Terje




   
Date: 25 Feb 2007 15:31:47
From: Jim
Subject: Re: Dead Gaggia Classic
Terje Bryhni wrote:

>>>Apart from it being temporarily dead, would you recommend the machine? Do
>>>I
>>>need an extra PID controller to be able to trust it?
>>
>>heh heh!
>>
>>no -- often those fuses go out for no real reason, in absence of any
>>fault! even in fairly new machines and especially over time.
>>
>>>I am considering an offer from Bella-Italia - a Gaggia classic with an
>>>MDF
>>>grinder.
>>
>>A good rig, I used one for YEARS (and the fuse went out once, too)
>>
>>Dave
>>Saeco / Gaggia service SE
>
>
> Well, I wasn't really worried about the fuse - that happens.
>
> My real question is: Can I make perfect espresso with the rig?
>
> Terje

I've taught myself to make what *I* like on a Gaggia Classic. What
*you* like is what really matters.


 
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Date: 25 Feb 2007 07:04:49
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Dead Gaggia Classic
it is the fuse.

$2.00

dave

"Farid Nacer" <fnacer@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1172382765.354607.162760@z35g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Greetings - My Gaggia Classic has died. I turned it on one morning and
> went away for awhile while it warmed up. When I got back to it, it was
> cold and the light on the switch was off. I've found a parts diagram
> that shows a fuse. But I read several posts which left me with the
> feeling that this was a thermal fuse which prevented the machine from
> overheating but did not prevent it from turning on. Any suggestions?
> Thanks.
>
> Farid
>




 
Date: 25 Feb 2007 05:59:56
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Dead Gaggia Classic
Howdy Farid!
I sent you an email about this.
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
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http://tinyurl.com/psfob
http://tinyurl.com/fkd6r

"Farid Nacer" <fnacer@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1172382765.354607.162760@z35g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Greetings - My Gaggia Classic has died. I turned it on one morning and
> went away for awhile while it warmed up. When I got back to it, it was
> cold and the light on the switch was off. I've found a parts diagram
> that shows a fuse. But I read several posts which left me with the
> feeling that this was a thermal fuse which prevented the machine from
> overheating but did not prevent it from turning on. Any suggestions?
> Thanks.
>
> Farid
>