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Compressor When the compressor is running it appears to be functioning properly. However, when it stops it makes a loud "clunk-a-clunka" sound that makes me think that it's on its last legs or, perhaps, it is loose from its mounting and that the change in torque is causing it to move about. It sounds like it may be trying to self destruct.

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Re: Compressor

Steve, there is probably a broken valve spring in the compressor. This is more annoying than anything but it should be covered under the sealed system warranty of 5 years. I would inquire to Whirlpool about having the compressor replaced. You should not have to put up with the back.

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