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Gaggia TS – Behind the front panel

Whilst investigating a strange coffee leak recently, I found you can easily remove the front panel of the TS, presumably to allow changing of the heating element. Just a couple of screws to remove and the panel comes out easily.  … Continue reading

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Gaggia TS Not Heating – Controller or Pressure Switch Fault?

If you have a Gaggia TS which is only intermittently heating the water in the boiler, this is most often caused by a faulty relay in the controller. The main other causes could be a pressure switch fault.  Less likely … Continue reading

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Gaggia TS Elements 1500W 230V

These have been hard to locate at a reasonable price, but we now have the Gaggia TS heating elements in stock. Rated at 1500W 230V with push fit connections. The element has a thermostat pocket to take the overheat protection … Continue reading

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Gaggia TS – Doesn’t Heat Up

I get quite a few questions about the Gaggia TS operation, mainly why it does not heat up. I thought it would be useful to look at the electrical operation of the TS in some detail. The TS User manual … Continue reading

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Gaggia TS – No Water Flow

First thing Monday morning is the best time to savour a good cup of coffee in our household, after everyone else has gone out for the day. Unfortunately, none was to be had. The pump just kept running, but no … Continue reading

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Bezzera Ellisse Electric Wiring Diagram Schematic

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Bezzera Ellisse User Manual

No much to say here, other than here it is (right-click, and choose to “save link as”): Download Bezzera Ellisse Manual (3.6MB)

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Bezzera Ellisse Videos

Here are some quick videos I made of the operation and internal build of the Bezzera Ellisse. Switching On   Programming   Internal View (Side 1)   Internal View (Side 2)

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Gaggia TS & Bezzera Ellisse – No Steam Pressure

This is a write up of a problem I had with the Gaggia TS. Each morning, I turn on the machine, and allow it to heat up for half an hour or so.  The pressure gauge would rise to the … Continue reading

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Bezzera Ellisse – Power Up after a Rebuild

Here are my notes about powering up the Bezzera Ellisse for the first time.  The previous owner had said it was shooting steam everywhere, so I was prepared for faults.  What follows is just how I did it.  It is … Continue reading

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Orman Pressure Gauge for the Gaggia TS & TD

I am pleased to say we have located a supply of the Orman kl.1.6 gauges, as fitted to the Gaggia TS and TD models, and probably compatable with a few other models as well. The gauge reads up to 3 … Continue reading

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Bezzera Ellisse – Fitting a new Boiler Gasket

I bought a Bezerra Ellisse with a fault described as “lots of steam escaping”, so the first task was to take the end cover off the boiler and replace the gasket. This is also a great time to have a … Continue reading

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Gaggia TS Leaking Steam and Hot Water Tap Washer Replacement

Once Christmas was out of the way, I had a plan to descale the TS, hopefully to cure an occasional problem with scale blocking the pipes (more of this in a future post).  But the machine got the better of … Continue reading

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Gaggia Classic Wiring Diagrams

When you switch on the power using the main switch on the front panel, power is provided to the front panel neon, which lights provided the thermal fuse in the neutral wire is intact. Power is also provided to the … Continue reading

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Gaggia TS – Cleaning the Boiler Level Probe

The Gaggia TS uses a level probe in the water boiler to detect the water level by measuring the conductivity of the water. The probe is connected to the controller, and there is also a connection to the base of … Continue reading

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Gaggia TS – Controller Fault Red Neon Light Permanently Lit

No coffee today due to a Gaggia TS fault.  The red neon on the front panel is permanently lit (usually meaning the water tank is empty).  Unfortunately for me it is completely full. I even tried a pinch of salt … Continue reading

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Limini Columbia Beans Review

I bought a 500g bag of Limini Columbia beans to try, a bag just big enough to get a good appreciation of the flavour of the beans and to ensure that enough beans have been ground to be certain that … Continue reading

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Azkoyen Bravo Mains Wiring

If you check the wiring diagrams on the plate under the drip tray you will see there are several options for wiring up the Azkoyen Bravo. The mains lead has five cores – two black, one brown, one blue and … Continue reading

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Limini Ethiopia Single Origin Beans Review

This morning I received a bag of Ethiopian Single Origin Beans from Limini Coffee (www.liminicoffee.co.uk) based in Bradford, UK. I am a great fan of their Brazil Single Origin beans, so much so that I buy a couple of kilogrammes … Continue reading

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Azkoyen Bravo Spare Parts Diagrams

I have not been able to find a user manual for the Azkoyen Bravo, but I do have a copy of the parts diagrams, so that will have to do for now.  I will gladly host a copy of the … Continue reading

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