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The compressor on my Hotpoint side-by-side refrigerator shakes violently about 20-30 seconds after it shuts off. This lasts for 5-10 seconds. It is preceded by the sound of refrigerant flowing through the lines (this sound gets louder just before the shaking starts). I did find a clip missing on one of the compressor feet, but replacing it didn't help. I have done all of the normal preventative maintenance, including cleaning the condenser coils. Is this an internal problem with the compressor (

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It sounds like it does have one foot in the grave, sorry. The internal components of the compressor are mounted on springs. So if it shakes hard enough to make those noises, it's on it's way out.

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