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Kenmore top freezer, Refrierator shuts off with loud clunk.

This 5 year old refrig has just started turning off it's cooling cycle with a loud thumping sound coming from the compressor area. It cools just fine but the sound is loud enough to wake up a sleeper.

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It sounds like you may have a compressor that is working hard against high pressure due to a dirty condenser or a condenser fan not running or blocked. If all is well otherwise, the mounting springs inside the compressor may have broken or are weak. The only fix then is a new compressor.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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