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Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator keeps tripping GFI outlet.

The refrigerator pops the GFI outlet that it is plugged into in our garage. I change the outlet and have run other tools and appliances through the outlet without the same issue. When I plug the fridge in, the interior lights come on and I guessing when the motor turns on the GFI pops. Is this an easy fix or major problem. The fridge is around 7 or 8 years old. Thanks.

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  • jrandall33 Jan 28, 2009

    Thanks for your help, I am going to give it a try.

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We had same problem with different fridge. Is the fridge cooling things? When ours did that we needed to replace the relay overload start capacitor it's called a three in one. It acts like a giant battery to give your compressor a n extra boost to get started runs about 25 bucks relatively easy fix only has three wires to connect

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