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My refrig makes a loud banging noise when the compressor stops

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My refrig makes a loud banging noise when the compressor stops running. What is the cause? How easy to fix?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 8 years ago.

Hi rohlind;

This is caused by the rubber pads at the bottom of the compressor being worn out or they have simply become detached from the compressors feet.

Replace them and the banging will stop. You can get the parts at most appliance parts stores.

Please use care when you move the compressor. If you bend or kink any of the lines you will need a service call to repair them.

Please post any other concerns you may have here.

Best regards, XXXXX XXXXX Smithy

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I've tried this but it does not correct the problem.