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Pops Circuit breaker when plugged in

Replaced defrost heater and when plugged back up it trips the circuit breaker

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Have you tried plugging it in to a different outlet? You may have too many things using that same circuit. Seems worth a try - hope it helps. We found that our fridge was using the same circuit as our washer and microwave and this kept it from popping the breaker after we used another outlet.

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SOURCE: Got an APM6855 with LCD display. The defrost

This is what i found but im not sure what the age of your unit is. Hope this helps.

http://www.espares.co.uk/part/fridges-and-freezers/hygena/apm6855-0/p/1084/1037/0/1332606/1110133/refrigerator-no-frost-pro.html

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