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Rattling in water line to refrigerator

When faucets in house are turned off, or when toilets are flushed, water line to fridge starts shaking and slapping poly line behind said fridge. It lasts for approximately 7-10 seconds. My concern, beside the nerve-racking sound, is that something will eventually shake loose and leak.
My Question: How do I make it stop?
Note: I did install a bleeder valve in my attic plumbing, thinking that would "burp" air out of the system, but that didn't do it.

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It is a home plumbing issue not a problem per say with the ref. it just happens to be the end result, nothing that can be added to the ref to stop it

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