lock nut seized in Gaggia grouphead shower screen

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lock nut seized in Gaggia grouphead shower screen

Postby Jonny782 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:10 pm

I'm always intending to look after my Classic better but inevitably lazily don't bother then the nut seizes up. Annoyingly its happened again, and I need to change the gasket. I've tried lubricating oil and will try tapping it gently with a hammer. What's the next thing to try if that fails?
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Re: lock nut seized in Gaggia grouphead shower screen

Postby bruceb » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:49 pm

The shower screen is held on by a No.2 Phillips screw. I wonder which nut you are trying to remove.
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Re: lock nut seized in Gaggia grouphead shower screen

Postby Jonny782 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:50 pm

yes bruce, sorry that's right, the screw you mention and not a nut.
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Re: lock nut seized in Gaggia grouphead shower screen

Postby Jonny782 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:11 am

Thanks to all those who answered. I managed to get it off by priming and heating up the machine, tapping the screw quite hard a few times with a hammer, then turning the screw clockwise fractionally before going back the other way. :lol:
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Re: lock nut seized in Gaggia grouphead shower screen

Postby bruceb » Wed May 04, 2016 8:33 pm

Thumbs up! Thanks for letting us know how it went. :D
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Re: lock nut seized in Gaggia grouphead shower screen

Postby Machine_Repair_Man » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:37 pm

just a quick tip... may help others,

if you get a stuck screw, lever down the shower with a flat head screwdriver, then use some pliers to grip the shower and turn it.
normally the shower will rotate the screw with ease and help loosen it.
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