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Refrigerator trips GFI outlet

Actually VCSB420. Repaired a bad evaporator fan on the freezer side. Now fridge will run and cool for a while and then trip the GFI outlet. I have found that if I manually turn the defrost timer fridge starts and runs again for hours until it pops the GFI again. Didn't do this until after repairing fan. Local parts house thinks defrost circuit has been accidentally grounded. Have not checked yet. Can timers go bad?

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  • mark zaininger Jun 22, 2007

    Refrigerator runs well when plugged into a non GFI outlet and defrosts properly. There must be a new trickle somewhere (repaired fan?) which triggers the GFI. Will try to detect leak with Ohm meter.

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Unlikely to be the defrost timer. more likely to be the defrost element. try disconnecting the element and see if it trips then. could be of course a wiring fault - frayed wires etc

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