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Weil Mclain heater makes a whistling sound when ift first starts up

The gold GSa 105 BTU makes a whistle noise when first heating up

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  • Renna Jan 10, 2013

    The burners are clean I used a pipe cleaner to clear all nozzles and vacumed it and the burners, I always worked on cars and sounds like a leaking gasket however it stops after the boiler stays on to heat the water

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