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Loud compressor everytime the compressor shuts down. Itsounds like it is going to tear straight throught the fridge. If I put a towel on the compressor to insulate the sound is this a fire hazard?

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Re: loud compressor

This is a faulty compressor, one of the internal mounting springs has come unattached, but the only solution is to replace compressor long term, you could try wedging a piece of rubber or polestyren between compressor and mounting plate base, sorry no other possible solution. Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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