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Loud Fridge We have a GE fridge, bought in 1999. It's working great - however - when the motor shuts off, there is usually a loud bang and rattle. We've had anecdotal advice that this is likely the compressor and could go tomorrow or next year.  Is it worth having the compressor replaced, or should be be considering a new appliance?

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Noise is probably the compressor dismounted - it is mounted on springs inside the casing. no cure except to replace the compressor - expensive job

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Hi. I cant solve your problem but I will tell you what I did. If its the same problem I I had ( there was like a light rattle that seemed to come from the back of the freezer side. It wasnt constant but sort of like a little rattle here and a little rattle there every few seconds. Not very loud but very anoying. It sort of sounded like a cardboard tag floping in the wind and hitting something.) I thought it was the fan but that was not the problem. I had to call GE a few times. When the service guy came the fridge was silent and the guy said nothing was wrong. An hour after he left it started again but this time I made a video recording and placed the microphone at the rear of the fridge. GE admited something was wrong. The service guy said he could not fix it so they gave me a new fridge. This one is ok but the water wont dispence.

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There are rubber shock mounts between the bottom of the compressor and the fridge frame, if any of these are worn it can cause that sound. Sometimes the condensate tray is what is actually making the noise; when the compressor powers down it vibrates and causes the metal tray to shake, maybe bumping the side and creating the noice. Pull the fridge off the wall and take the cover off the back of the fridge. Be careful, there's some voltage going through there. Locate the condenstae tray, shake it gently and see if it's loose. Give the compressor a gentle push and see if that makes the sound. Usually it's one of those two things and not an actual problem with the unit. When you touch the compressor, be careful, they can get pretty hot.

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