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Window Air Conditioner Sound/Vibration

Every couple minutes or so the air conditioner makes a "thunk" and it vibrates a little at the same time. Its not superloud but it does get annoying when trying to sleep.
The filter on the front is clean. What else can I do?

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It sounds like the compressor may be "Short cycling" (turning on and off too quickly) if it is the compressor doing this there may be a problem with the termostat, the charge on the system, or the compressor itself. If it seems to be cooling correctly you may need to add a brecket to the unit outside or add some rubber or sound absorbing material between the unit and the window sill. hope this helps

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