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I am using my pressure cooker for the second time. It is not getting up to pressure and it is making a whistling sound. What is the problem

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Remove the lid and make sure the gasket is in the right place. Then place the lid on again, and make sure the pressure valve is set to closed.

Here are the Wolfgang Puck manuals, if you're lacking one. Also on that website a great place to ask any basic pressure cooking questions.
http://www.hippressurecooking.com/category/manuals/wolfgang-puck-hsn/

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