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Offline KCcoffeegeek

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2015 Romanian Classic with good quality internal parts?
« on: October 03, 2017, 08:17:58 AM »
Trying to solve a mystery about my new-to-me Gaggia Classic I've been refurb'ing. Sticker on the bottom shows this as a 2015 Romanian made machine (uh oh, took a gamble on eBay and did I get burned?)... but when I popped the top panel off, I was happily greeted with all of the good quality pre-Phillips components, boiler, etc I am familiar with from several other teardowns of older machines.

My theory is that when manufacturing moved to Romania that they shipped the stock of frames and parts to that facility, finished making Classics with the parts they had, and then started rolling in the lower quality, new stuff.

Can anyone verify this or set me straight on how I have a Romanian-stickered machine with good guts?
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Re: 2015 Romanian Classic with good quality internal parts?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 11:16:45 AM »
I have a Romanian assembled Gaagia Classic and I can assure you the guts are good.

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Re: 2015 Romanian Classic with good quality internal parts?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 12:36:49 PM »
Supposedly the bad ones are only available in the European market, so maybe that's what the deal is...
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Re: 2015 Romanian Classic with good quality internal parts?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 07:51:00 PM »
I don't think so. I have the 230volt 50hz version EU version distributed in Asia.

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Re: 2015 Romanian Classic with good quality internal parts?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 02:40:47 AM »
I have a 2012 romanian Classic and 2x 2000-ish italian classics. The parts look very much the same with very minor differences.

The same goes for romanian Evolution. The parts it shares with a Classic look all the same quality.

 

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