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Fridge freezers keeps tripping circuit breaker after 10 minutes or so of being on

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  • estherwinike Sep 14, 2008

    Thank you. No its not the power supply. The compressor needs replacing. Just had repairman here. Thanx anyway

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Just a thought that this particular powerpoint may be overloaded with other appliances, have you tried pluggin into another powerpoint in another room (on an extension lead if necessary) to see if that breaker trips? This would at least identify if the problem is infact with the fridge.

If the fridge is drawing more power than the existing load on the powerpoint you intend to use, you may need to have the load checked for an upgrade of the breaker or cable, or have a new cable run to a new powerpoint.

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