I'm new to the forum, but have enjoyed reading threads for a number of years already. Back in the 90s I was a barista at a coffee place in Oslo, but I haven't used a professional machine since (I have a Mini Moka/Mini Gaggia and now recently a Gaggia Classic at home). A few weeks ago I bought two incomplete commercial machines here in Norway (well, actually I bought three, but the shipping company lost(!) one!). One Astoria Perla from 2009 and one Wega Nova from 2006. Both seems to be in fairly good condition, except the fact that they're missing drip trays and portafilters. No rust. No indication of leaks. No indication (so far) of fried electronics. The Wega have taken a hit (fallen off a pallet?) and need some panel straightening and a paint job, but apart from that it seems ok. The Astoria seems to be fine cosmetically, but when I started to check out the machines earlier tonight - and hooked it up to water, it spewed water from the pump relief valve. This could of course be due to high water pressure from the tap, so that's the first theory. However with reduced pressure it still spews water. So guys, you're way more experience than me: What could be the reason?
Best regards, and thanks for an excellent forum!