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My Kenmore refrigerator is making a loud noise when running and when it shuts off it makes a loud clunking noise. Also, it is running about every 10 minutes. The refrigerator is 7 years old.

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It sounds like the compressor insides are loose and you will be needing a new compressor, but just check and make sure the rubber mounting feet on the outer compressor base where its mounted to the refrigerator base are all tight and the rubber shocks are all good

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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The clunking sound that it make's when the compressor shuts off is bad motor mounts / and may be the internal also . this would also cause the loud running sounds . if it starts every 10 min it may be short cycleing . ( clean the coil's and make sure the fan in back is coling the unit .. and make sure you replace the back when your done .. mm

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