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Refrigerator condenser banging

Tilted fridge to vacumn coils under fridge,releveled fridge by adjusting rollers,2 under front of fridge adjustable,2 in back stationary,kenmore fridge with freezer on top,fridge was quiet as a mouse until i decided to clean coils and relevel,now when condenser shuts off it bangs and rattles,when i manually shake condenser bowl sounds like a ball is banging against the inside,all rubber shocks are in good condition and soft,insulation is in place around conden.Hope you can help noise is driving us batty,Should have left well enough alone,Thanks in advance for your help.

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Yeah, you must have knocked the compressor when cleaning, sounds like one of internal spring/mounts in the comp' has dislodged.
replace the compressor is the only fix, unless you can somehow get to the lose spring.

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You can remove the lower back cover panel and visually see the compressor and fan. Check the mounting bolts on the compressor to see if they are loose allowing the compressor to bounce around in there. You can also "stall" the fan with a wash cloth to stop the blade from turning (it's OK just try not to bend the blades). That will eliminate the fan squeaking as it coasts down to a stop. Better to stuff a wash cloth in while the fan isn't running. Turn the t-stat up to colder to force a run condition for a minute or two then turn the t-stat down and watch the compressor and listen for those sounds again.

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check rubber mounts on compressor and also make sure fan is clear of anything that could be rubbing it

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