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Refrigerator knocking noise

Kitchen Aid refrigerator (10 yr old) makes a knocking noise when the compressor starts: it only lasts a second. Everything seems to be working otherwise. I liken the noise to 2 bowling balls knocking each other.

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The motor could be on the way out. Put your hand (carefully) on the motor (back of the refridgerator), if it is too hot to touch then the motor is burning out and will need to be replaced.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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