After taking apart and taking stock of the condition of my newest espresso machine, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s in very rough shape. It’s missing its main switch, which shouldn’t be too hard to replace, and the inside has lots of rust, dirt and scale. The electronics board also has a fused relay. This is turning out to be just the project I was hoping for!
(I apologize for the quality of the pictures…most I took to make sure I put it all back right.)