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Frig shutters and makes noise when the cooling cycle shutoff.

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The noise , is the internal motor mounts inside the compressor . the motor , is suspended by 4 springs , which will break , either thru rust , or time . If 1 or 2 springs break , the compressor will " clunk " , when cycling off , thru temperature cycling and defrost cut off . The only way to stop the noise , is to replace the compressor . Usually , unless it's an expensive refrig , people will just buy another refrig . This noise , does not mean the compressor will stop working , only be noisy . Would probably be a good garage box .

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It is probably caused from one or more of the four rubber bushings that mount your compressor to the refrigerator frame. The bushings wear over time and causing the compressor bracket to have a little play. Then when the compressor stops it moves the frame slightly bumping against the mounting bolt causing a slight to moderate sounding clunk when stopping, Also check a lines and cords as a cord refrigeration line near the compressor or fram can also cause the problem.

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