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Loud banging noise

My ref has been making a loud baning noise for quite some time. It happens when it cycles off. I have taken the back off and when i move the compressor a little it makes the banging noise and feels like there is something loose inside the compressor. Is there any way to fix this?

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Re: loud banging noise

Some popping noise is normal but if it is banging when it stops it needs a new compressor.what has happened is one or more motor mount is broken or weak it could run like this for months or years but it is annoying! if its warranty they have to replace it.

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