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Once in awhile, Circuit Breaker Trips

Frigidaire Freezer Model MFC05M3BW4, with a Manufacture Date of 6-99, is located in the garage.

It's plugged into a GFCI. The breaker box is also in the garage.

The freezer tripped a 15Amp breaker the other day.

The last time was years ago. What may be the cause?

Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    freezer worked fine then sat unlugged for about 3 months. now upon plugging it in, I will run for awhile then trip the breaker.

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Your compressor start relay contacts may be getting loose or worn, resulting in a delayed start on the compressor.
If the start device includes a capacitor, it could be getting weak.
GFCI are not good receptacles for devices with high starting torque.

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