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Kenmore Refrigerator making loud noise

I have a Kenmore Refrigerator making a loud noise that is so startling, the dog barks at it. Sounds like someone is knocking on the door. So loud it wakes me up at night. I called a gruff repairman who fiddled with it and said it was the compressor. Nothing can be done. This refrig is only 5 1/2 years old. Any suggestions?

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Re: Kenmore Refrigerator making loud noise

Does the sound occur when the compressor is starting or shutting down? and only lasts for a couple of seconds? I had one do the exact same thing. Sometimes it would also wake me up at night. If so, I'm afraid he is right. On the bright side, it worked fine for years. I gave it to a girlfriend when I purchased a bigger one and it is still working today. The only thing you can do is change the compressor, which is probably not $$ practical.

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