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Fridge/freezer trips plugs when turned on

How do i check if the defrost element has gone. my fridge/freezer trips my plugs swich when I turn it on.

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If it trips the breaker would recommend checking the compressor for burn out unless you know for sure the elements have direct short causing this to happen. I think the compressor may have a short, start relay,or start capacitor is defective. Let me know what you find. Could be a bad breaker or too many things on same circuit, send model and make number so I can help you better, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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