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QUESTION: We have a 30 year old Whirlpool fridge. There is no water dispenser. It seems to work fine but once or twice a day it emits this loud, single BANG seemingly out of the blue. It sounds like it is coming from behind the fridge, where all the coils are. Is it time to retire the poor old critter?

ANSWER: Try to determine whether this nosie is coming when the unit shuts down.  If so this just tells me the springs inside the compressor are getting weak....  Can last another ten yeara if you can put up with the knock when it shuts down.  If this is not when it knocks....let me know and I will instruct further.

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion

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QUESTION: Thanks for your response! As I am hearing impaired it's hard to tell if this happens when the motor shuts down. It's always been a pretty quiet critter, except for that bang. What should I do if I can determine that it is random?

ANSWER: Lets just try and figure out if it happens when the unit shuts down.  Most likely...  Eric

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QUESTION: OK, I've been paying attention this morning. No, it does not happen when the motor shuts down.

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Normally it is....Are you certain?  Not much anything else I can think of would make a loud banging noise.  What is the model number of your unit?  Let me take a closer look.

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion

P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff with earnings from parts sales.  Help us keep this valuable service free and order your parts from us. Visit our website for additional help at https://www.affordableappliance.com/  or for Parts Order Only, Call 1-570-622-6441

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