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Earth leakage trip

Fan, sealed unit & capacitor all check out OK. What's the next most likely part to go down to frame in this type of fridge?

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Re: Earth leakage trip

What about the light switch,lamp'S housing and in worst case a burn wire ? Good luck!

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