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Refrigerators not cooling

I have a Frigidaire FRS24BGGB refrigerator and an older Whirlpool refrigerator, both side-by-sides. My power went out as a result of Hurricane Ike and I connected the Fridgidaire to a small 2000W Honda generator. After two days the fridge stopped cooling, although the lights are on inside. I connected the Whirlpool but it also went out after only a few hours. Both seemed to happen after connecting other devices to the generator, so I'm suspecting it's an issue with power fluctuation. The manual doesn't mention anything about a fuse or breaker inside the unit, but could there be something small like this that needs resetting or replacing?

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  • Huckle Cat Sep 23, 2008

    Hi Mike,

    You were right, it was just underpowered. After we got power back we plugged in both units to the house current and just waited. After a while they started cooling again. The sticker inside the Frig unit states 11.6 amps, and by my calculations there are over 17 amps on a 2000 watt generator at 115 volts, but adding other appliances must have brought it below the required amperage. Next hurricane we will invest in a bigger generator! Thanks for your help.

    Trish


  • Huckle Cat Sep 23, 2008

    sorry, mike -- I changed the rating and hope that fixed it. I initially rated it Helpful because I plugged it in and figured it out at the same time that you responded. I did find it helpful that you informed me of the reason for the outage, and I did greatly appreciate that you responded so quickly. I should have rated it 4 and if that didn't fix your rating, let me know how I can change it so that it does.


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No reset but the frigs do have overload circuit that will shut compressor down,the frigs. compressors need a certain about of amps to start and to run ,what is the amp rating on your generator?let me know-mike

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

  • MIKE major Sep 23, 2008

    should of been a fixya,thanks anyway-mike

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