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Everytime I plug in the power cord, it trips the breaker.

Everytime I plug in the power cord, it trips the outlet breaker. I have a 20 amp breaker in the fuse box and a 20 amp GFI outlet. Just last week, the fridge was fine at my grandmothers house. Not sure of the exact model #.

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    Robert Moller May 11, 2010

    It is tripping the breaker and not the GFCI ?

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Refrigerators are not designed to run on a GFCI. Try a heavy duty extension cord to the fridge from a outlet that is not GFCI protected. If it still trips you probably have a short circuit in the compressor.

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