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Refrig compressor "knocks" when cycling off

Helped a So. FL friend whose frig was running continuously. It was typical lack of cleaning maintenance; coils choked with dust, hair, etc.

After a thorough cleaning, the unit cycles on/off. However, when cycling-off, there are several loud knocks or pings in the compressor area. It hums normally during cycling-on and while running.

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Could be a broken spring inside the compressor and would only make a noise as the compressor stops. nothing you can do about it. you would need to break open the compressor, replace the spring, weld it back, then charge it up again with refrigerant.

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