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Old 11-07-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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Summit Refrigerator - Rattling Sound


I have a Summit "No Frost" refrigerator which has recently started to rattle. When I pulled it out to look behind it, there was a large black softball-looking piece of equipment that seemed to be making the rattling sound. Any idea if this is replaceable? Or should I ask the building management to purchase a new refrigerator? The rattling sound has become unbearable at times.

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I posted an issue over a week ago and didn't get a response so I took some pictures. I pulled out the refridgerator and found what's rattling in the back. I tried my best to take a picture of it. As you can see from the attached pictures, there's a small metal box attached to the back of the fridge. The metal box has several wires that feed into it. After putting my hand on the metal box, I can feel that something inside of it is rattling.

Does anyone know if this item is replaceable? Or the cause of what's rattling inside of the metal box?
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:52 AM   #3
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that is the compressor, it can be replaced, but i would consider the age or the frig before sticking money into it.
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if your talking about the grey metal box, that is where the defrost timer is mounted. Very easy repair
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@ Milwaukeetool: Originally I thought it was the compressor, but when I put my hand on the metal box I felt the rattling.

@hardwareman: thanks for identifying the source.
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I read this "there was a large black softball-looking piece of equipment that seemed to be making the rattling sound." and figured he was seeing the top of the compressor. Sorry for any wrong info.

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