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    Gaggia Classic Shower head removal

    Any suggestions how to loosen the phillips head screw holding the shower head in place? I need to get in there to clean it out, but the screw is frozen. I don't want to strip the head.

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    Was the shower screen screw (and screen itself) difficult to remove? That might give a clue as to what might be going on. How old is the machine and what is the maintenance history? If it hasn't been cleaned well over its life -- and especially if the shower head screen and plate haven't been removed and cleaned in a long time -- there's a good chance a lot of crud has built up in there. And by crud I mean old coffee grounds/oils, scale from water minerals, and aluminum oxide.


    If I was sure that all screws were removed, I'd probably tap gently around the perimeter of the shower plate with a ball peen hammer, or maybe a blunt-edged chisel if there's not enough room to work with the hammer.

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    Thx. I got the screw to loosen with some wd40 and gentle elbow grease. It was pretty clean, as the machine is practically brand new. But I wanted to replace the whole assembly with an EMS brass block and stainless screen.

 

 

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