Learn what to do if you hear squeaking or squealing sounds from the brew unit in your Gaggia Anima while brewing or rinsing, as well as how to lubricate the o-ring.
My Brew Unit is Squeaking While Brewing or Rinsing
If you hear a squeaking sound while brewing or rinsing, your brew unit o-ring likely needs to be lubricated. In some cases, your brew unit o-ring may need to be replaced. You can use Gaggia Food-Safe Lubricant or petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline to lubricate the o-ring. Only a little bit of lubricant is needed.
The brew unit brews, as the name suggests, but just as importantly, it's also responsible for tamping ground coffee into a consistent puck. Inside the unit are two tracks which should be lubricated every six months or so for best results in the cup. Watch the video below to get the lowdown on food safe lubricant and how to keep the brew unit functioning smoothly.
If your machine is making squeaking sounds, it's also possible that the rubber plug inside your boiler spout is making a squeaking sound as it moves back and forth. This is easy to resolve by following the instructions attached below.