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Compressor knocks when cuts in same when cuts out

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The internal motor support springs are broken or rusted inside the sealed compressor . The only way to stop the noise , is to replace the compressor . The noise , doesn't mean that the compressor will go out , only be noisey untl compressor or refrig , is replaced . Could be used as a good garage box .

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