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Compressor makes a loud grumble an vibrates when it shuts off

When the compressor turns off it vibrates more than normal and makes a loud sound.
I have checked the hold down nuts and the compressor is secure but it still vibrates haeavily.

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There are springs inside the compressor that suspend the motor. When one or more of those springs break then the motor will knock against the casing when it shuts down and loses centrifuge motion. The compressor will continue to run up until the point the it beats itself to death, which could be next week of next year. There's no way to tell. The only solution is to replace the compressor.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

  • jafishing22 Apr 08, 2012

    You can loosen three of the compressor bolts and let the compressor rock more freely. It does hush it up some/ Joseph A

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