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Westinghouse 410l fridge trips new RCD's in fusebox

What causes our 1995 Westinghouse 410 litre fridge freezer to trip the new RCD's (earth leakage device) in my house fusebox?
Is there an easy fix for this?
Would replacing it with a 1991 Hoover 410 litre cyclic fridge be successful?

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    We have a Samsung RS21 fridge freezer it keeps tripping the rcd switch in the fuse box and doesn't stay on longer than 20 seconds before tripping the switch please help

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Tripping an earth leakage would indicate a break down of insulation in the windings of the compressor, the possibility of a short circuit in the wiring system or the defrost element down to earth. I recommend you have a certified technician check it out before you have a fire. If the Hoover is in good condition there is no reason not to replace it. Rate me please.

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