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My refrigerator is a year and a half old Whirlpool side-by-side. It makes a "clunking" sound for 10-30 seconds. The

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Old 01-31-2011, 08:34 PM
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Cool Whirlpool Side-by-side Compressor Making Repeated Thunking Sounds
Model Number: ED5LTAXVL00   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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My refrigerator is a year and a half old Whirlpool side-by-side. It makes a "clunking" sound for 10-30 seconds. The problem seems intermittent and I can tie it to a specific event. I pulled out the refrigerator and noticed that happens when the compressor is working. I have been the compressor wobbling back and forth when it makes this noise. It starts wiggling back and forth and then it "clunk...clunk...clunks" about 4 times per second.
I was able to capture it on video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5FtMVt-ICA), but you can't really see the compressor. By the video you can tell the noise starts loudly and slowly gets quieter. Even more strangely, when I pull the fridge out, it doesn't seem to make the noise anymore.
Is this a compressor spring problem or something else?
Please help me! Thanks!


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Old 02-01-2011, 02:27 AM
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One of your internal compressor support springs is weak. You can install new compressor support rubber, or try to tilt the compressor till the klunk stops.
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