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Amana refrigerator trips breaker

When I plug in my refrigerator, it trips the ground fault circuit interrupter. Even when I have the settings as warm as possible and the fridge is in a cold garage.

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  • isrb710 Feb 14, 2012

    Do you think the compressor bad or the start relay? Thx, Ron

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Your compressor is bad its drawing whats called locked rotor amps you can buy a hard start kit at your local hvac supply house which will be a plug in fix make sure you read the instructions

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  • Jason S. Jan 08, 2013

    I am having the same problem and would like to look into the 'hard start kit' option but don't know where to look for it. Could you please give a bit more info as to what it is - brand name, model number, or anything else? It would be much appreciated. Thanks, Jason.

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