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When I plug in my refrigerator, it throws my circuit breaker?

I've tried plug it into different outlets around the house, but everytime I do it cause that wall or outlet to lose power. What is wrong with this fridge?

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  • studo67 Mar 13, 2009

    If I turn the power off at the breaker, and then plug it in, it will work for maybe up to 3 or 4 minutes at times, but you can hear the relay switch in the back clicking, like it's ready to shut off. Then eventually it does shut the power off. Not at the fridge but the circuit breaker. Before that you can hear the compressor and everything seems to be running fine. I bought it used, plugged it in, in my garage for a week, and it worked fine. Moved it into the house today, and now this?

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    My fridge fills up with water in the drip container at the rear of the fridge and after about 12 hrs of use it flicks the breaker switch to the house knocking out the power to the house. I tried other power outlets around the house and it does it on all of them. Someone said it may be an earth problem with the fridge? can anyone solve the problem.

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It trips right and then& there

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You may have a seized compressor, evaporator or condenser fan - have you tried turning it off first, plugging it in and seeing if that will hold? If you open the doors with the fridge off, will the lights still work? Can you hear the compressor start up when you turn the fridge on, or does it trip right then?

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