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Kenmore elite refrigerator/freezer loud banging

Seems to make a loud final bang when what i assume is the compressor cuts off. Theyare sperate units combined to look like one large side by side...not sure which is making the banging

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It is compressor shutting off,not much you can do to fix it.you can try changing the snubbers that hold it in place but most likely you will still hear it clunk.

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