How to Prime a Gaggia Platinum Espresso Machine

by Marc Buckman Updated: August 26, 2019 1 min read

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In this video Todd and Marc from show you how to manually prime a Gaggia Platinum espresso machine. In rare cases when starting up a new or refurbished machine or when it's been sitting idle for a long time manual priming may be required to force water into the pump. You will typically get an error message or warning lights indicating the machine failed to self-prime.

Marc Buckman
Marc Buckman

Marc is one of Whole Latte Love's resident experts on everything coffee. He built our YouTube channel from the ground up in 2009, demystifying the world of coffee for upwards of 250k subscribers by producing over 1,600 in-depth videos. Marc enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and saving the lives of his coworkers when the kitchen runs out of coffee by sharing some of his own.