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Excessive noise when refridgerator shuts off

When the refer cycles on and runs it is quite. However, when the refer completes its cooling cycle and shuts off a very loud clunking noise and shuttering sound occur.

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Remove the rear cover at the compressor and check for loose mounting bolts on the compressor and fan motor.

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