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Intermitant clanking noise when switch is turned on

It sounds like something is loose - can it be repaired without removing the whole thing It didnt happen when I was using it, but there was a guest in our home who used this sink often, but never told me about the problem. does it sound like something is broken or just needs to be tightened, I hope.

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