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Window unit will not power on at all and throws the gfi on the power cord however a lamp pluged in the same out let works fine and the window unit works fine pluged in out in the shed and at the shop I took it to. Both outlets on either side of the window do the same thing freezer plug in to the other outlet works fine, could it be something to do with a loose ground wire on the electrical outlet. I will be able to take a look at it in a couple days and would like some ideas as what to look for and what to test and how.

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If the window unit you are talking about is an air conditionner(sorry, it does not say it in the text), you must remember that an air conditionner needs far more amperage than a light or a freezer or both. Have you tried to plug the window unit alone directly into an outlet and not in a power cord? Let me know if these suggestions helped! Good luck.

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SOURCE: Refrigerator trips GFI outlet

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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