There are few different reasons you may want or need to remove the steam valve from your Gaggia Classic or Classic Pro. It could be that you want to remove the boiler for cleaning or maybe the steam valve is leaking. Here is a steam valve leak test you can do: Steam Valve Leak Test
Removing the steam valve is straightforward enough that you can probably do it at home. The video below will walk you through the process from start to finish. We also suggest consulting the Gaggia Classic and Classic Pro parts diagram attached to this article.
Note: If you remove or replace the steam valve you may need a new "O" ring when you reinstall it.
Note: The Video for replacing the Steam Valve on the older Classic is at the bottom of this article.
Gaggia Classic Pro: How to Replace the Steam Valve
If the steam valve is leaking it could be due to scale build up and we would recommend doing a descaling of the machine.
Older Gaggia Classic
Related part (for all Classics):
Failure of normal wear and tear items such as group gaskets, seals and shower screens are not covered under warranty. Issues due to scale build up or lack of maintenance are not covered.
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