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Refridge makes a loud noise

When compressor comes on it makes a loud noise aswell when it shuts off. help fix

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Re: refridge makes a loud noise

Are you sure it is the compressor making the noise and what sort of noise is it. if it is the compressor, there is no cure except replacement which is not diy.

Posted on Mar 28, 2007

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