Anyway my technique was putting the spout in the fold of a towel to give some grip (and avoid scratches) then using a large adjustable spanner (larger the better for extra leverage). Posted Images. Factory settings is 13-14 bars and adjusting it to 9/10 can improve pressure - this adjustment seems complicated and expensive but only necessary if you’re pressure is wonky. And my coffee tastes great. Mine wasn't oil filled and it did oscillate but only around 0.25 bar.   Out of experience I’ve found that 2-3 minutes is perfectly adequate. But the … £100 p/m when paid yearly, up-to: 690000 banner impressions per month! By to the top of the adjustment screw with a vernier gauge (Use the depth gauge on the bottom of the vernier) New Members: You will need a portafilter with a built in pressure gauge. I've tightened everything to try minimise leaks. Clockwise increases pressure. Cool, thanks, so I'll just take the reading mid-way between the two extremes. Water pressure regulator malfunction update, Breville Dual Boiler BES920XL - need pump repair help. Can you post or link instructions to build the Gauge connection and what gauge you used? If buying just to do the opv mod a set of box spanner’s and a set of Allen keys is cheaper, Silverline 589709 Box Spanner Metric Set 8-19 mm - 6 Pieces https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0015NPPGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_hIz0EbA1YR469, Rolson Hex Key Set, 1.5-10 mm - 10 Pieces https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001F66HHI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_VJz0EbT0W8QKD. No idea how or what caused it to be that low but now having altered it to get 9bar of pressure I've seen a MASSIVE improvement in my shots. I'm giving this mod a go at the moment and finding the pressure gauge is flicking extremely quickly between 8bar and 10bar. It took 2 full anti clockwise turns to get my Gaggia down to 9 bar in the end. 5. Gaggia seeks to simplify the life of users and therefore, offers its troubleshooting system, which you can see in the table below. by Jeff » January 24th, 2021, 2:17 pm, #3: The OPV on the gaggia classic pro is fitted to the top of the pump, and is factory set, it can’t be adjusted. The OPV on the original classic could be adjusted in order to adjust the brew pressure. Or the machine? I've got the adjustment block roughly half way up the threads.   Your previous content has been restored. Obviously I'd pay postage both ways. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Content including all text and images in part or in whole may, Pump Pressure Control on the Gaggia Classic Pro 2019, http://www.crydom.com/en/products/contr ... s/rpc1215/, https://github.com/AJMansfield/TriacDimmer, http://espresso-for-geeks.kalaf.net/fea ... profiling/, https://kopiaddict.com/2018/06/17/espre ... trol-hack/. So that the classic pro can perform for both standard and pressured baskets, the new classic comes set at about 12 bar. Powered by Invision Community. Post If anyone is willing to lend a pressure gauge thats already attached to a spare portafiler I'd hugely appreciate it. … You can post now and register later. Thanks to all for advise on this mod ✌️.   You cannot paste images directly. Check the pipe returning water to the tank when brewing, is there a continuous flow ? With the Mr Shades PID you can hold a more consistent temperature for brewing and better steaming performance.. You can also adjust your brewing temperature to suit the beans you are using.. Click Here To Buy Advertising Space 

Gaggia Home Coffee Machine Parts. Coffee Forums UK is the UK's premier coffee forum Started in June 2008 by Glenn Watson, we now have more than 24000 mainly UK based members, and welcome more than 3000 members and visitors from around the world each day! From this point, 90 deg turn clockwise and it won't release pressure, turn back 90 deg counter-clockwise and it releases pressure. The PID is definitely a worthwhile mod. Post Personalize the coffee temperature on 3 levels: low-medium-high 7. After much stress and torment I finally managed to get the spout off using this technique if anyone else is still struggling. Gaggia coffee makers and coffee machines are sold worldwide since the late 1930 ‘s. Have yo been adjusting the OPV ? I must have done every other mod except this (incl PID installation). However, I'm now getting a reading of 3bars?! Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic pressure adjustment For what it's worth, agreed w/ the above. × There are a lot of selling points to the Gaggia Classic espresso machine, but one of the big ones is being able to adjust the pressure at which the espresso is brewed at. Post Did mine last night and went from about 11.5-12 bar before to 10 bar with 1/2 turn. Anyone have further details on the adjustment procedure? You will need a pressure gauge that has been modified to fit the bottom of the… 1. I had assumed the original owner had already done this, but then saw how cheap it was to buy the gauge (thank you forum members). What are your thoughts please if you have a moment. Reviewed in the United States on … to the top of the adjustment screw with a vernier gauge (Use the depth gauge on the bottom of the vernier). I've taken the OPV completely to bits, cleaned, and reassembled...where's the adjustment starting point? Post Equipment doesn't work?   Your link has been automatically embedded. Either the valve seat or seal is damaged / stuck with scale,   or you have adjusted it back too far. $299.99. I still don't get it: Why adjust the OPV? the gauage came with the correct adapters, This is the one I bought https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161207194396, if mine is set correctly I guess I won’t need the gauge again. We are often referred to as the friendliest forum on the web and we look forward to welcoming you onboard.   Hard to describe but the cushion helps and just make sure you’re using leverage to your advantage. Read more. I have literally spent years tinkering with my gaggia trying to get decent shots. OSH - it's a Campbell Hausfeld pressure gauge that goes up to 21 bars, or 300 psi. rights reserved. I also bought a coupler that joins the 1/4" thread of the gauge to the 3/8" thread of the Gaggia Classic default portafilter. Display as a link instead, × Given the shape of the spout it was quite difficult to find a way of gripping but when I had it I then pressed the portafilter into a sofa cushion and applied bodyweight downwards on the spanner whilst pushing in the opposite direction with the other hand on the filter handle. I would say it could be a faulty/worn gauge? Is this likely a problem with the gauge? Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands ... Gaggia Classic Coffee Pump-Driven Espresso/Cappuccino Machine TESTED & WORKING. 5 Simple Steps To Maintain and Clean Your Baratza Encore Grinder, Your Ultimate Coffee Glossary: A Helpful List of Terms, 3 Women Pioneers in the Coffee Roasting Business. When making adjustments, does clockwise increase or decrease the pressure? Toggle navigation. i've just purchased the pressure gauge and have tried everything possible to get the spout off the portafilter with no luck. and all its parts are copyrighted, all I'll order a new gauge and try again. Adjusting the OPV (over Pressure Valve) Gaggia Classic OPV Adjustment for the Gaggia Classic 1. I've rebuilt it all using new seals and I'm unclear of the starting point adjustment for the OPV. $66.49 shipping. Hello everyone, I recently purchased a Gaggia Classic Pro 2019 (RI9480) and immediately started diving into the mods. Really good guide and really easy to do.I bet I'm not the only one to snap the handle on the portafilter, glad I dont use this one anymore. It took me about 5 seconds with this kit. That is a big deal because most of these machines are set at a high pressure to be able to brew espresso pods in them. GrowlingDog292. For a double shot, 14-16 grams of ground coffee should be used. Tamp your grounds with about 30 lbs.   Pasted as rich text. #1: Excellent Pressure: Water pressure is one of the most vital aspects of brewing espresso, and the Gaggia Classic performs well. A functioning pump should produced. Please note that Gaggia commercial-style filter baskets are traditional double-shot filter baskets that hold between 14-16 grams of ground coffee. OPV Adjustment for the Gaggia Classic 1. by Jali (original poster) » January 24th, 2021, 4:59 pm, #4:   in about 25 seconds. be swing from 9.5-10.5 so going for that as it’s 10 +/- 0.5 static so should be about 9 flowing? Do you screw down the adjustment block clockwise until it bottoms out...THEN back off 270 deg counter-clockwise? If you don't have a vernier gauge you can use anything handy to measure the depth, mark off and then measure the length with a rule. I have just loosened clockwise 180deg, and it is now comfortable at 9bar. And lastly, some teflon tape. Y, OPV Adjustment for the Gaggia Classic Clear editor. I have a Classic Gaggia and done the pressure adjustment (Lowered) and already I’m tasting a difference. of pressure. Measure from the top edge of the OPV (with the screw removed!) AndyL, thank you for posting this guide and thank you to those of you who similarly maxed out the pressure gauge and posted about it - my own pressure gauge did exactly the same thing when I adjusted the OPV on my Gaggia this afternoon and finding similar experiences on this thread calmed me down! by bscandanavia » January 25th, 2021, 2:26 pm. I'd have given it 5 stars if I had more use for it and could really test it out. Quick adjustment really improved the shot and the crema immensely. You will need a pressure gauge that has been modified to fit the bottom of the standard domestic Gaggia portafilter. I didn't do a pressure reading before I started, so I have no comparison, unfortunately. Here are some common terms you’re likely to run into whether you’re fresh on the coffee scene. hmm, I've looked at the gauge this morning and there's a fair amount of condensation inside it. This assembly cost. I modded a Baby by adding an adjustable OPV to it, and after some work set it to 9 bar during an extraction (about 16g of coffee, about 2oz, about 25 seconds). The Gaggia manual states that the machine should be left on for at least 6 minutes before making an espresso. You will need a pressure gauge that has been modified to fit the bottom of the standard domestic Gaggia portafilter. You will then be close to 9.5 bar pressure and can slightly tweak when pressure tested. In our experience, the best way to add variable pressure preinfusion to a Gaggia Classic is through the use of a pump dimmer mod (ideally with a brew pressure gauge). Surely this cant be right? Legal disclaimer and copyright: This content Measure from the top edge of the OPV (with the screw removed!) Gaggia Milano Classic Espresso Maker Machine RI9303/47 - BRAND NEW . Aim for 2 to 2.5 oz. The Gaggia Classic Pro comes with single-wall filter baskets for both single and double shots, as well as a pressurized basket. × by Jali (original poster) » January 24th, 2021, 8:54 pm, #6: Rancilio Silvia Preinfusion Technique elaborates on this trick on a Rancilio Silvia, but it applies equally to the Gaggia. Gaggia part Over Pressure Valve, OPV 8301003000 at 1-888-411-5282 www.wholelattelove.com Child counseling; Teenage counseling Get the best deals on Gaggia when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. The extension and t-bar were perfect to get a very stubborn valve loose. AndyL, June 15, 2011 in Technical | Faults | How-to's. If you're handy, members can help. Tamping. September 7, 2020. Adjusting the pressure on a Gaggia Classic. ... 5.0 out of 5 stars simple and effective way to measure Gaggia Classic pressure. Adjust the coffee length as you prefer 8. I had tried to use a spanner as the OP had warned against, and promptly damaged the pipe going into the solenoid pipe. by bscandanavia » January 24th, 2021, 5:46 pm, #5: (fig a) Thankfully this was easily repaired without needing a replacement. Quickmill Andreja - Where to start with brew pressure problems? Make this depth 11.5mm. Big thanks to @ashcroc for pointing out my rookie mistake of leaving the basket in causing a massive leak path (which I originally thought was that the group seal needing replacing as water was pouring out). I might be speaking out of turn here, but IMHO this thread should be made a sticky in the gaggia forum. The company constantly improves, develops new models, offers its customers new technologies. You appear to be joining two topics together ? Posted September 23, 2019. Typically, issues with crema or the flavor of the shot do not indicate a malfunction of the machine. Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel & Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast, 2.2 Pound (Pack of 1) ... A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure… Finally, this has already started to give me amazing results. I’d like to enquire about a PID for temperature. by Jali » January 24th, 2021, 1:44 pm, #2: Hi there, I recently did the OPV mod and struggled with the spout as well but managed in the end. Additionally, the Gaggia Classic is equipped with a solenoid valve which releases and diverts the high pressure in the portafilter back through the valve through the external steel tube and into the drip tray as soon as you shut off the brew/pump switch. If you disconnect the output hose the pressure will be 0 when running. 5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed by it's quality and low price. That's quite normal if the gauge isn't oil filled to dampen the oscillations of the pump. I got it for one purpose only- to check the pressure on my espresso machine. With strategic investment and digital expertise from the Jackson Lockhart team (Tait Pollack and Adam Bateman), we are taking Coffee Forums UK to the next level, and are delighted to share the journey with you. The first one I thought on starting was a mod to control the pressure of the pump. Please read our Terms of Use. Paste as plain text instead, × Cheers! If you're trying to use your Gaggia Classic Pro, but all of your shots or coffee tastes bad, bitter, or sour, or has developed little to no crema, keep reading to learn more. Lock the portafilter into the brew group. This gauge does the job. Adjust the intensity of coffee with the Optiaroma function, that regulates the amount of ground coffee, from 1 bean (light flavour, less ground coffee) to 5 beans (the strongest). We stick by them, existing members please familiarise yourselves with them. I've completely disassembled my boiler and valves and descaled everything. 1300 129 129 9am-5pm M-F AEST. ratty. So, I'm confused a bit with the instructions. About The traditional filter-holder has the same size, ring and style of the professional ones, thus it requires more practice, ability and care for all involved elements. No I hadn't adjusted the OPV that was straight after attaching the gauge. On 26/05/2020 at 10:06, El carajillo said: Adjusting the OPV (over Pressure Valve) Gaggia Classic, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0015NPPGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_hIz0EbA1YR469, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001F66HHI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_VJz0EbT0W8QKD. Post I accidentally tightened the OPV too far anticlockwise, and that seemed to restrict flow through the OPV, and pressure was far too high. Make this depth 11.5mm. For my addition to the thread, for anyone like me that didn't own a 17mm hex socket, I got this kit from Wickes. Peaking at 14bar before dropping. Skip to content. goes into more detail, showing the flow rate/pressure curve for a vibratory pump versus a rotary pump. 6. When I checked today, the pressure was off the scale. Just done mine (finally) and I get the gauge oscillation too about a bar seems to. Troubleshooting? A Gaggia Classic is rated at 1200W (about half as powerful as a kettle), so don’t leave it on unnecessarily long. About; Services. If that's the case, then I get max pressure and no release at all. Flip the brew switch down to brew. Psychological Counseling. I'm waiting for a mate to send me his pressure gauge, so I'm adjusting blind right now but the flow rate seems the same whether it's fully open or barely open. Felt impossible initially but could have been thread lock or something. Tamping is the process of applying pressure to your ground coffee to compact it into an even puck. Get Your Supporter Badge Today (per year), © Copyright, Coffee Forums UK Post Also with the steam wand. 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