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Whistling sound We have an Astra Mega II which has been working wonderfully for the past few months, but it has started whistling after five minutes of being on. It is annoying to the point that we can't use the machine anymore but being in a restaurant we kinda need it. It is coming from inside of the machine but I can't tell where. Any ideas?

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The Astras have a vacuum relief valve, usually located on the boiler top. It looks sort of like a cap, with a pin or rod sticking up out of the middle, possibly with a ring through the end. While the machine is cold, you might try working that back and forth to see if it is stuck or not. If it is stuck, get it replaced.

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