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Constant noise I have cleaned the unit many times and it continues to make noise like it needs to be cleaned.

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I had the same problem my 2 year old put something inside it look inside to make sure nothings in it also have you tried the thing you move up and down on the side i didnt know it put i had the same problem and these fixed it

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