Gaggia espresso machine troubleshooting

The Italian company Gaggia is one of the largest producer of equipment for coffee in the world. Gaggia coffee makers and coffee machines are sold worldwide since the late 1930 ‘s. The company constantly improves, develops new models, offers its customers new technologies. Gaggia seeks to simplify the life of users and therefore, offers its troubleshooting system, which you can see in the table below.

Gaggia 10001699 espresso machine troubleshooting

Problem:Chetk to ensure against the following:
Coffee does not flow.Water is in tank.
Filter basket clogged because coffee is too fine or compressed too firmly.
Shower disc requires cleaning.
Coffee flows too quickly.Coffee is ground too coarsely.
Coffee is not pressed down with tamper.
Pump makes loud noise.No water in tank.
Pump not primed.
Coffee is ground too coarsely.
Water leaking excessively from filter holder.Filter holder not properly inserted in brew head.
Gasket in brewing head dirty or worn.
Coffee grinds not cleaned off the rim of filter holder.
Espresso has little creamy froth.Coffee is ground too coarsely.
Coffee is not pressed down with tamper.
Coffee is too old or dried out.
Espresso is too cold.Machine is not warmed up (6 min).
Coffee is ground too coarsely.
Coffee has been brewed in cold cups. It is recommended to always brew coffee in warm cups.
Not enough milk froth.Steam nozzle and/or air intake hole clogged.
Milk is too hot.

GAGGIA GD espresso machine troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSEREMEDY
Machine switch off1. Mains switch off1. position the machine switch to position ON
2. Machine switch off2. position the machine switch to position 1
3. Incorrect electrical mains connection3. contact specialized personnel in order to check the connection
No water in boiler1. Mains tap closed1. open the mains tap
2. Clogged pump filter2. replace the filter
3. Motor driven pump not in operation3. contact specialized personnel
No unit delivery1. mains tap closed1. open the mains tap
2. motor driven pump out of order2. contact specialized personnel
3. clogged gigleur3. contact specialized personnel
4. burnt control box fuse4. contact specialized personnel
5. unit solenoid valve out of order5. contact specialized personnel
6. unit switch out of order6. contact specialized personnel
Steam fails to come out of the nozzle1. too much water in boiler1. see specific problem
2. damaged resistance2. contact specialized personnel
3. clogged sprayer element3. clean the sprayer element
4. resistance saver engaged4. reinsert the resistance
Too much water in the boiler1. the motor driven pump remains engaged1. contact specialized personnel
2. perforated exchanger2. contact specialized personnel
3. automatic charge solenoid valve blocked3. contact specialized personnel
Signs of water leakage on bench1. dirty drain tray1. clean the try
2. drainage pipe clogged or detached2. replace the drainage pipe
3. other leakage3. contact specialized personnel
Wet coffee dregs1. Grinding regulated too fine1. Adjust grinding value
2. Unit still cold2. wait for the machine to reach the correct temperature
3. Solenoid valve fails to discharge3. contact specialized personnel
Coffee dispensing too slow1. grinding element set too fine1. Adjust the grinder
2. dirty filter-holder2. replace the filter and undertake more frequent filter-holder cleaning
3. clogged unit3. contact specialized personnel
4. gigleur or solenoid valve partially clogged4. contact specialized personnel
Coffee dispensing too fast1. grinder is regulated too large1. regulate the grinding
Coffee delivered cold1. Lime scale present on the exchangers or the resistances1. contact specialized personnel
2. oxidized pressure switch contacts2. contact specialized personnel
3. defective electrical connection3. contact specialized personnel
4. partially burnt out resistance4. replace the resistance element
Coffee delivered too hot1. incorrect pressure switch calibration1. regulate the pressure switch by means of the relative screw (chap. 6.2)

Gaggia RI815160 espresso machine troubleshooting

Problem:Check to ensure against the following:
Coffee does not flow.Water is in tank.
Filter basket dogged because coffee is too fine or compressed too firmly.
Shower disc requires cleaning.
Coffee flows too quickly.Coffee is ground too coarsely.
Coffee is not pressed down with tamper.
Pump makes loud noise.No water in tank.
Pump not primed.
Coffee is ground too coarsely.
Water leaking excessively from filter holder.Filter holder not properly inserted in brew head.
Casket in brewing head dirty or worn.
Coffee grinds not cleaned off the rim of filter holder.
Espresso has little creamy froth.Coffee is ground too coarsely.
Coffee is not pressed down with tamper. Coffee is too old or dried out.
Espresso is too cold.Machine is not warmed up (6 min). Coffee is ground too coarsely.
Not enough milk froth.Steam pipe and/or air intake hole dogged. Milk is too hot.

Gaggia RI983370 espresso machine troubleshooting

Machine ActionsCausesSolutions
The machine does not turn on.The machine is not connected to the power source.Connect the machine to the power source.
The coffee is not hot enough.The cups are cold.Warm the cups with hot water.
No hot water or steam is dispensed.The hole of the steam wand is clogged.Clean the hole of the steam wand using a pin. Make sure that the machine is turned off and has cooled before performing this operation.
Pannarello is dirty (if supplied).Clean the Pannarello.
The coffee has little crema. (see note)The coffee blend is unsuitable, the coffee is not freshly roasted or the grind is too coarse.Change coffee blend or adjust the grind as explained in the"Coffee Grinder Adjustment"section.
The machine takes a long time to warm up or the amount of water dispensed from the wand is too little.The machine circuit is obstructed by limescale build-up.Descale the machine.
The brew group does not come out.The brew group is out of place.Turn the machine on. Close the service door. The brew group automatically returns to the correct position.
Dregdrawer is inserted.Remove the dregdrawer first, then the brew group.
The machine grinds the coffee beans but no coffee comes outWater tank is empty.Fill the water tank and prime the circuit (section "Using the Machine for the First Time").
Brew group is dirty.Clean the brew group (section "Brew Group").
Circuit is not primed.Prime the circuit (section "Using the Machine for the First Time").
Rare event that occurs when the machine is automatically adjusting the dose.Brew a few coffees as described in section "Gaggia Adapting System".
The dispensing head is dirty.Clean the dispensing head.
The coffee is too weak, (see note)Rare event that occurs when the machine is automatically adjusting the dose.Brew a few coffees as described in section "Gaggia Adapting System".
Coffee is brewed slowly, (see note)The coffee grind is too fine.Change coffee blend or adjust the grind as explained in the "Coffee Grinder Adjustment" section.
The circuit is not primed.Prime the circuit (section "Using the Machine for the First Time").
The brew group is dirty.Clean the brew group (section"Brew Group").
Coffee leaks out of the dispensing head.The dispensing head is clogged.Clean the dispensing head and its holes.

Gaggia Syncrony Digital DM1075 espresso machine troubleshooting

TroublePossible cause/causesResolution
No message on the displayThe machine is not getting powerTurn the main switch on, check plug and fuse
The service door is openClose the since door
The automatic coffee brewing does not startBREW UNIT MISSInsert and lock the central unit
BREWUNIT BLOCKClean the central unit (see page 44)
The steam key is being pressedDeactivate the steam function and drain the machine (see paae 42)
WATERTANK EMPTYFill with water or coffee beans and restart the cvcle
COF.BEANS EMPTY READY FOR USE
The automatic coffee brewing does not startOVER TEMPERATURDrain thoroughly the machine again
DREGDRAW. MISSFit the coffee grounds container properly
GRINDER BLOCKEDClean the grinder
Water is dispensed instead of coffeeThe pre-ground coffee selection key has been pressed while there is no coffee in the containerFill with pre-ground coffee
Steam and/or hot water are not dispensedThe steam/hot water spout hole is cloggedClear it with the aid of a thin needle
Coffee flows too quicklyGrinding too coarseAdjust the grinder to a finer grinding, ex. from 6 to 3
Coffee is flows too slowlyGrinding too fineAdjust the grinder to a coarser grindina. ex. from 6 to 7
The central unit filter is jammedClean the filter
Coffee is not hot enoughThe cup has not been preheatedPlace the cup on the heating plate
Coffee is not creamyThe coffee blend is not suitable, coffee has not been recently ground, the pre-ground coffee has been ground too thin or too coarseTry another coffee blend
The coffee brewing is reduced. the machine takes longer to heat and the water capacity is not correctLimescale in the machineCarry out the machine descaling, as described at page 44.
The central unit cannot be removedThe central unit is out of positionSwitch on the machine. Close the service door and fit the coffee grounds container. The machine returns automatically in its starting position.