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When the system starts it sounds like something is falling off

The system cools fine and otherwise all is well but when it kicks in it sounds like something like the compressor is falling off. After a few seconds everything sounds fine. The original dealer has looked at it and says that is normal which I cannot believe.

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I would not worry, unless it is a distinctive sound that you just started
to notice. I can walk down a street and here units kick on all the time.
However I am trained for those sort of things.

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