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Rattling noise when running for 30 minutes, when shut down rattling noise gets louder.

When fiirst filled runs properly. After 30 minutes to one hour it begins to emit a rattling nois, low building and getting louder. Never stops rattling. When shut down the rattling builds in crescendo, rattles very loudly then stops.

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