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Old December 21st 06, 06:43 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Our Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator has always clunked when the
compressor shuts off. Recently, I pulled it out and tightened the motor
mounts, which were only slightly loose--I was only able to give the
bolts a turn of about half of one flat (one-twelfth turn?). The
anti-vibration washers look a little funky, but I'm not sure how they
should look.
The result of this seems to be that it now does more of a
"ch-ch-ch-chunk" sound, sort of like a dieseling gas engine, when it
stops. Any ideas?

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Old December 21st 06, 11:27 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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"TedBC" wrote in message
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Our Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator has always clunked when the
compressor shuts off. Recently, I pulled it out and tightened the motor
mounts, which were only slightly loose--I was only able to give the bolts
a turn of about half of one flat (one-twelfth turn?). The anti-vibration
washers look a little funky, but I'm not sure how they should look.
The result of this seems to be that it now does more of a "ch-ch-ch-chunk"
sound, sort of like a dieseling gas engine, when it stops. Any ideas?


There are some internal springs on the compressor. Once broken, they are
not easily repaired since the compressor is a sealed unit. May go on for
many years with the clunk, could die tomorrow. Those motor mounts should
have been left alone so it could float a bit.


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Old December 29th 06, 04:02 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
"TedBC" wrote in message
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Our Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator has always clunked when the
compressor shuts off. Recently, I pulled it out and tightened the motor
mounts, which were only slightly loose--I was only able to give the bolts
a turn of about half of one flat (one-twelfth turn?). The anti-vibration
washers look a little funky, but I'm not sure how they should look.
The result of this seems to be that it now does more of a "ch-ch-ch-chunk"
sound, sort of like a dieseling gas engine, when it stops. Any ideas?


There are some internal springs on the compressor. Once broken, they are
not easily repaired since the compressor is a sealed unit. May go on for
many years with the clunk, could die tomorrow. Those motor mounts should
have been left alone so it could float a bit.


Thanks for the info--I thought it might be something like that. Now if
it's just die sometime when I have some money...
 




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