Slow Espresso Brewing with ESE Pods

I have had a Gaggia Classic for about 3 months.  When I brew an espresso with ESE pods it takes more than a minute to make a single shot.  I tried brewing without a pod in the filter and it takes less than 10 secondsl to make a shot.  Any suggestions on how to speed up the process?  By thie time I finish makeing the second cup the first cup is cold.

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Thank you for your question. It sounds like your pressurized filter might be blocked. There are a couple of ways to clean it. You can soak it in some descaler and hot water for half an hour. You can also drop the basket in a pot of boiling water. You can also take a needle or a pin and poke the single hole on the bottom of the pressurized basket.

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