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Compressor makes brief but loud rattling noise when it shuts off. Other than that the refrigerator is operating properly.

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This is a normal functioning(working) the compressor.

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There are rubber shock mounts between the bottom of the compressor and the fridge frame, if any of these are worn it can cause that sound. Sometimes the condensate tray is what is actually making the noise; when the compressor powers down it vibrates and causes the metal tray to shake, maybe bumping the side and creating the noice. Pull the fridge off the wall and take the cover off the back of the fridge. Be careful, there's some voltage going through there. Locate the condenstae tray, shake it gently and see if it's loose. Give the compressor a gentle push and see if that makes the sound. Usually it's one of those two things and not an actual problem with the unit. When you touch the compressor, be careful, they can get pretty hot.

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If the level of the unit is not adjusted to proper specs, this will create an unstable operating condition, causing many noises to emit from the units structure. inspect the unit for proper level. adjust if needed. Next will be the drain pan. Once removed for cleaning, the pan must be replaced in position correctly. If not, the pan will rattle against the compressor, causing a ping or rattle.Simply reposition the tray if this is the case. The third possible issue will be the condenser fan. The condenser fan is located behind the refrigerator. It may be necessary to remove an access panel to reach it. This fan has a shroud, and if the fan blade becomes warped, it will rub against the shroud, causing noise. This fan blade is whole,and it can be removed and replaced if this is the case. Ok, the fourth problem spot will be the evaporator fan.

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