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"clunking" noise when it turns itself off

My refrigerator is about 9 years old - top freezer. When it turns off, it often makes a loud "clunk" noise. What's wrong?

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The compressor mounts are bad . or the internal insulators in the compressor are bad . . is sounds like the internal mounts . at 9 yrs . . mm hope this helped . ,mm

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