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Date: 14 Nov 2006 17:03:33
From: aß
Subject: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems


Crap!

My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.

my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
from an ebay merchant?
Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
backwards a step.
Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
wallet further.

aB




 
Date: 20 Nov 2006 19:07:11
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
yeah having 1400 watts SURE DOES help!

dave
www.hitechespresso.com


Cordovero wrote:
I, for one, have even been extremely impressed with their
> steaming abilities, which folks who have never touched a Gaggia still will
> often poo poo.
>
> C



 
Date: 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to replace
yourself.

The parts and explanation is at:

http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm

The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which have
pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower screen
and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel to
unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.

C

"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com > wrote in message
news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>
>
> Crap!
>
> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>
> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
> from an ebay merchant?
> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
> backwards a step.
> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
> wallet further.
>
> aB










  
Date: 24 Nov 2006 07:37:55
From: aß
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
Well crap. Seems my joy was short-lived. It started dripping
excessively again, not as bad as before, but more than is acceptable
when trying to load in a shot to pull.




On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
<cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com > wrote:

>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to replace
>yourself.
>
>The parts and explanation is at:
>
>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>
>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which have
>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower screen
>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel to
>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>
>C
>
>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>
>>
>> Crap!
>>
>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>
>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>> from an ebay merchant?
>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>> backwards a step.
>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>> wallet further.
>>
>> aB
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



  
Date: 19 Nov 2006 14:06:05
From: aß
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
as a followup:
Took the showerhead assy apart & cleaned out the pea valve &
reassembled & voila! No more choo choo

Again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!







On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
<cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com > wrote:

>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to replace
>yourself.
>
>The parts and explanation is at:
>
>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>
>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which have
>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower screen
>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel to
>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>
>C
>
>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>
>>
>> Crap!
>>
>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>
>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>> from an ebay merchant?
>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>> backwards a step.
>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>> wallet further.
>>
>> aB
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



   
Date: 19 Nov 2006 16:46:56
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
Yeah, sometimes a bit of scale can mess with the pea valve, too. It's not
the best design in the world, but at the same time, the Gaggias are still an
amazing value. I, for one, have even been extremely impressed with their
steaming abilities, which folks who have never touched a Gaggia still will
often poo poo.

C

"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com > wrote in message
news:r6l1m215j80ki2v99k3b1me5odjlt6kkq8@4ax.com...
> as a followup:
> Took the showerhead assy apart & cleaned out the pea valve &
> reassembled & voila! No more choo choo
>
> Again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
>
>
> aß
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>
>>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to
>>replace
>>yourself.
>>
>>The parts and explanation is at:
>>
>>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>>
>>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which
>>have
>>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower screen
>>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel to
>>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>>
>>C
>>
>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>>
>>>
>>> Crap!
>>>
>>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>>
>>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>>> from an ebay merchant?
>>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>>> backwards a step.
>>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>>> wallet further.
>>>
>>> aB
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>




   
Date: 19 Nov 2006 16:46:56
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
Yeah, sometimes a bit of scale can mess with the pea valve, too. It's not
the best design in the world, but at the same time, the Gaggias are still an
amazing value. I, for one, have even been extremely impressed with their
steaming abilities, which folks who have never touched a Gaggia still will
often poo poo.

C

"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com > wrote in message
news:r6l1m215j80ki2v99k3b1me5odjlt6kkq8@4ax.com...
> as a followup:
> Took the showerhead assy apart & cleaned out the pea valve &
> reassembled & voila! No more choo choo
>
> Again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
>
>
> aß
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>
>>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to
>>replace
>>yourself.
>>
>>The parts and explanation is at:
>>
>>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>>
>>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which
>>have
>>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower screen
>>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel to
>>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>>
>>C
>>
>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>>
>>>
>>> Crap!
>>>
>>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>>
>>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>>> from an ebay merchant?
>>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>>> backwards a step.
>>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>>> wallet further.
>>>
>>> aB
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>




   
Date: 19 Nov 2006 16:46:56
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
Yeah, sometimes a bit of scale can mess with the pea valve, too. It's not
the best design in the world, but at the same time, the Gaggias are still an
amazing value. I, for one, have even been extremely impressed with their
steaming abilities, which folks who have never touched a Gaggia still will
often poo poo.

C

"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com > wrote in message
news:r6l1m215j80ki2v99k3b1me5odjlt6kkq8@4ax.com...
> as a followup:
> Took the showerhead assy apart & cleaned out the pea valve &
> reassembled & voila! No more choo choo
>
> Again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
>
>
> aß
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>
>>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to
>>replace
>>yourself.
>>
>>The parts and explanation is at:
>>
>>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>>
>>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which
>>have
>>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower screen
>>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel to
>>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>>
>>C
>>
>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>>
>>>
>>> Crap!
>>>
>>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>>
>>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>>> from an ebay merchant?
>>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>>> backwards a step.
>>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>>> wallet further.
>>>
>>> aB
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>




    
Date: 19 Nov 2006 17:03:46
From: aß
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
I agree, once you get rid of the stock panarello wand & use a
non-enhanced one, the microfoam is a breeze to make, time after time.
I also have a Capresso Infinty grinder, and together w/ the Gaggia I
easily pull better cappas & lattes than any local coffee outlet near
me (except perhaps Kean Coffee, those barristas have some mad skillz)
I lucked out on the Gaggia, & got for $129 from an ebay seller.
I still occsaionally pinch myself <g >

Cheers


On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 16:46:56 -0800, "Cordovero"
<cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com > wrote:

>Yeah, sometimes a bit of scale can mess with the pea valve, too. It's not
>the best design in the world, but at the same time, the Gaggias are still an
>amazing value. I, for one, have even been extremely impressed with their
>steaming abilities, which folks who have never touched a Gaggia still will
>often poo poo.
>
>C
>
>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>news:r6l1m215j80ki2v99k3b1me5odjlt6kkq8@4ax.com...
>> as a followup:
>> Took the showerhead assy apart & cleaned out the pea valve &
>> reassembled & voila! No more choo choo
>>
>> Again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
>>
>>
>> aß
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
>> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>>>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>>>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to
>>>replace
>>>yourself.
>>>
>>>The parts and explanation is at:
>>>
>>>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>>>
>>>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which
>>>have
>>>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower screen
>>>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel to
>>>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>>>
>>>C
>>>
>>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Crap!
>>>>
>>>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>>>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>>>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>>>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>>>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>>>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>>>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>>>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>>>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>>>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>>>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>>>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>>>
>>>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>>>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>>>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>>>> from an ebay merchant?
>>>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>>>> backwards a step.
>>>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>>>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>>>> wallet further.
>>>>
>>>> aB
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>



     
Date: 20 Nov 2006 16:58:32
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
You're lucky you're getting what you want with the Infinity. I have two of
them, and they stopped being adequate for espresso after a few months of
use. Now I just use them for drip or press.

C

"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com > wrote in message
news:n9v1m2pceonrok9ui31os6jgigone5i84q@4ax.com...
>I agree, once you get rid of the stock panarello wand & use a
> non-enhanced one, the microfoam is a breeze to make, time after time.
> I also have a Capresso Infinty grinder, and together w/ the Gaggia I
> easily pull better cappas & lattes than any local coffee outlet near
> me (except perhaps Kean Coffee, those barristas have some mad skillz)
> I lucked out on the Gaggia, & got for $129 from an ebay seller.
> I still occsaionally pinch myself <g>
>
> Cheers
>
>
> On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 16:46:56 -0800, "Cordovero"
> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>
>>Yeah, sometimes a bit of scale can mess with the pea valve, too. It's not
>>the best design in the world, but at the same time, the Gaggias are still
>>an
>>amazing value. I, for one, have even been extremely impressed with their
>>steaming abilities, which folks who have never touched a Gaggia still will
>>often poo poo.
>>
>>C
>>
>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>news:r6l1m215j80ki2v99k3b1me5odjlt6kkq8@4ax.com...
>>> as a followup:
>>> Took the showerhead assy apart & cleaned out the pea valve &
>>> reassembled & voila! No more choo choo
>>>
>>> Again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
>>>
>>>
>>> aß
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
>>> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>>>>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>>>>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to
>>>>replace
>>>>yourself.
>>>>
>>>>The parts and explanation is at:
>>>>
>>>>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>>>>
>>>>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which
>>>>have
>>>>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower
>>>>screen
>>>>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel
>>>>to
>>>>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>>>>
>>>>C
>>>>
>>>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Crap!
>>>>>
>>>>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>>>>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>>>>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>>>>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>>>>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>>>>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>>>>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>>>>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>>>>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>>>>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>>>>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>>>>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>>>>
>>>>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>>>>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>>>>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>>>>> from an ebay merchant?
>>>>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>>>>> backwards a step.
>>>>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>>>>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>>>>> wallet further.
>>>>>
>>>>> aB
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>




     
Date: 20 Nov 2006 16:58:32
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
You're lucky you're getting what you want with the Infinity. I have two of
them, and they stopped being adequate for espresso after a few months of
use. Now I just use them for drip or press.

C

"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com > wrote in message
news:n9v1m2pceonrok9ui31os6jgigone5i84q@4ax.com...
>I agree, once you get rid of the stock panarello wand & use a
> non-enhanced one, the microfoam is a breeze to make, time after time.
> I also have a Capresso Infinty grinder, and together w/ the Gaggia I
> easily pull better cappas & lattes than any local coffee outlet near
> me (except perhaps Kean Coffee, those barristas have some mad skillz)
> I lucked out on the Gaggia, & got for $129 from an ebay seller.
> I still occsaionally pinch myself <g>
>
> Cheers
>
>
> On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 16:46:56 -0800, "Cordovero"
> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>
>>Yeah, sometimes a bit of scale can mess with the pea valve, too. It's not
>>the best design in the world, but at the same time, the Gaggias are still
>>an
>>amazing value. I, for one, have even been extremely impressed with their
>>steaming abilities, which folks who have never touched a Gaggia still will
>>often poo poo.
>>
>>C
>>
>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>news:r6l1m215j80ki2v99k3b1me5odjlt6kkq8@4ax.com...
>>> as a followup:
>>> Took the showerhead assy apart & cleaned out the pea valve &
>>> reassembled & voila! No more choo choo
>>>
>>> Again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
>>>
>>>
>>> aß
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
>>> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>>>>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>>>>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to
>>>>replace
>>>>yourself.
>>>>
>>>>The parts and explanation is at:
>>>>
>>>>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>>>>
>>>>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which
>>>>have
>>>>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower
>>>>screen
>>>>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel
>>>>to
>>>>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>>>>
>>>>C
>>>>
>>>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Crap!
>>>>>
>>>>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>>>>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>>>>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>>>>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>>>>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>>>>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>>>>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>>>>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>>>>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>>>>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>>>>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>>>>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>>>>
>>>>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>>>>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>>>>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>>>>> from an ebay merchant?
>>>>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>>>>> backwards a step.
>>>>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>>>>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>>>>> wallet further.
>>>>>
>>>>> aB
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>




     
Date: 20 Nov 2006 16:58:32
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
You're lucky you're getting what you want with the Infinity. I have two of
them, and they stopped being adequate for espresso after a few months of
use. Now I just use them for drip or press.

C

"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com > wrote in message
news:n9v1m2pceonrok9ui31os6jgigone5i84q@4ax.com...
>I agree, once you get rid of the stock panarello wand & use a
> non-enhanced one, the microfoam is a breeze to make, time after time.
> I also have a Capresso Infinty grinder, and together w/ the Gaggia I
> easily pull better cappas & lattes than any local coffee outlet near
> me (except perhaps Kean Coffee, those barristas have some mad skillz)
> I lucked out on the Gaggia, & got for $129 from an ebay seller.
> I still occsaionally pinch myself <g>
>
> Cheers
>
>
> On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 16:46:56 -0800, "Cordovero"
> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>
>>Yeah, sometimes a bit of scale can mess with the pea valve, too. It's not
>>the best design in the world, but at the same time, the Gaggias are still
>>an
>>amazing value. I, for one, have even been extremely impressed with their
>>steaming abilities, which folks who have never touched a Gaggia still will
>>often poo poo.
>>
>>C
>>
>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>news:r6l1m215j80ki2v99k3b1me5odjlt6kkq8@4ax.com...
>>> as a followup:
>>> Took the showerhead assy apart & cleaned out the pea valve &
>>> reassembled & voila! No more choo choo
>>>
>>> Again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
>>>
>>>
>>> aß
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
>>> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>>>>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>>>>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to
>>>>replace
>>>>yourself.
>>>>
>>>>The parts and explanation is at:
>>>>
>>>>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>>>>
>>>>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which
>>>>have
>>>>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower
>>>>screen
>>>>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel
>>>>to
>>>>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>>>>
>>>>C
>>>>
>>>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Crap!
>>>>>
>>>>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>>>>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>>>>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>>>>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>>>>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>>>>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>>>>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>>>>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>>>>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>>>>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>>>>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>>>>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>>>>
>>>>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>>>>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>>>>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>>>>> from an ebay merchant?
>>>>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>>>>> backwards a step.
>>>>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>>>>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>>>>> wallet further.
>>>>>
>>>>> aB
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>




      
Date: 21 Nov 2006 05:09:02
From: aß
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems

I don't even go into "Extra Fine" territory using it , as the results
can choke the Gaggia pretty easily. One click up from the left in Fine
& it seems to get me where I want it.

On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 16:58:32 -0800, "Cordovero"
<cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com > wrote:

>You're lucky you're getting what you want with the Infinity. I have two of
>them, and they stopped being adequate for espresso after a few months of
>use. Now I just use them for drip or press.
>
>C
>
>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>news:n9v1m2pceonrok9ui31os6jgigone5i84q@4ax.com...
>>I agree, once you get rid of the stock panarello wand & use a
>> non-enhanced one, the microfoam is a breeze to make, time after time.
>> I also have a Capresso Infinty grinder, and together w/ the Gaggia I
>> easily pull better cappas & lattes than any local coffee outlet near
>> me (except perhaps Kean Coffee, those barristas have some mad skillz)
>> I lucked out on the Gaggia, & got for $129 from an ebay seller.
>> I still occsaionally pinch myself <g>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>> On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 16:46:56 -0800, "Cordovero"
>> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Yeah, sometimes a bit of scale can mess with the pea valve, too. It's not
>>>the best design in the world, but at the same time, the Gaggias are still
>>>an
>>>amazing value. I, for one, have even been extremely impressed with their
>>>steaming abilities, which folks who have never touched a Gaggia still will
>>>often poo poo.
>>>
>>>C
>>>
>>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>>news:r6l1m215j80ki2v99k3b1me5odjlt6kkq8@4ax.com...
>>>> as a followup:
>>>> Took the showerhead assy apart & cleaned out the pea valve &
>>>> reassembled & voila! No more choo choo
>>>>
>>>> Again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> aß
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
>>>> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>>>>>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>>>>>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to
>>>>>replace
>>>>>yourself.
>>>>>
>>>>>The parts and explanation is at:
>>>>>
>>>>>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>>>>>
>>>>>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which
>>>>>have
>>>>>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower
>>>>>screen
>>>>>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel
>>>>>to
>>>>>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>>>>>
>>>>>C
>>>>>
>>>>>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>>>>>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Crap!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>>>>>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>>>>>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>>>>>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>>>>>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>>>>>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>>>>>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>>>>>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>>>>>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>>>>>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>>>>>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>>>>>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>>>>>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>>>>>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>>>>>> from an ebay merchant?
>>>>>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>>>>>> backwards a step.
>>>>>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>>>>>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>>>>>> wallet further.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> aB
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>



  
Date: 15 Nov 2006 05:05:23
From: aß
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso new unit having problems
Cordovero-


Wow, thanks, this looks like what my machine is doing! Will verify
that is where the leak is coming from tonight, & if so I should be
able to swing it.Especially since there may be issues in regards to
warranty coverage, since it technically was not purchased from an
authorised Gaggia seller. Many thanks to you for taking the time to
help!

Cheers & will post my results







On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:16:43 -0800, "Cordovero"
<cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com > wrote:

>Can you see if it's dripping through the shower screen or around it? If
>it's dripping and blowing steam (like a choo choo) through the shower
>screen, it sounds like a faulty pea valve. It's relatively easy to replace
>yourself.
>
>The parts and explanation is at:
>
>http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm
>
>The same thing happened to mine. It's very common on the Gaggias which have
>pea valves. You need a metric Allen wrench to take off the shower screen
>and undo the inside of the valve. Then use a big screwdriver or chisel to
>unscrew the whole valve. Pop the new one in and presto.
>
>C
>
>"aß" <benthere@dunthat.com> wrote in message
>news:a9pkl2l30dcg0rou12ngp47hfcr0f163i5@4ax.com...
>>
>>
>> Crap!
>>
>> My wonderful wife bought me this thru ebay (NIB shelf pull, never
>> opened, never used) for our Anniversary back in Sept. I also got a
>> SquareTrade extended warranty on it, just to be safe. But that doesn't
>> kick in till the oem warranty is up (one year)
>> WHAT a diff from my old Saeco!
>> However now, it has begun acting up, namely after warmup, I pull a
>> water shot or two to get everything hot, when I notice it has begun to
>> drip quite fast, until it actually fills up the cup. Also it is
>> steaming out of the porto, not like when creating steamed milk, but
>> you can see it coming out. This is after I verify that steam button is
>> off. I can still pull pretty darn good shots & make cappas with it
>> between it dripping & "steaming", but it needs fixing.
>>
>> my Question: Has anyone had experience getting Gaggia warranty service
>> done in US? I found several local area Authorized Centers, but am
>> wondering if they will honor my oem warranty on it, as it was bought
>> from an ebay merchant?
>> Luckily I kept my Saeco for a backup, but this is definitely going
>> backwards a step.
>> Any input/suggestions much appreciated. Plan on calling the service
>> center this week, in any case, but hoping to not have to open my
>> wallet further.
>>
>> aB
>
>
>
>
>
>
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