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Noisy during heating cycle

We've owned our Silvia for over 4 years and use it daily, but recently it's started growling and banging as part of the heating cycle. Everything else still works fine, it just noisy.

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  • NotSo_Happy Nov 02, 2008

    When I turn on the machine, I get lots of noise and then the water gets way to hot. It is set to brew, but I get steam coming out. It doesn't turn off when hot. I have replace the thermostat's but it did not help.

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Element is litlle bit bad.you need change element .

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