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GFI outlet is tripping because of refrigerator in the garage.

Refrigerator in the garage keeps tripping the GFI outlet in the bathroom. Ran an extension cord from the fridge to another outlet, that is not GFI, and it runs fine. Do I need to replace the GFI outlet in the batroom?

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Hi: Yes, replace the GFI outlet. A refrigerator should not be plugged into one for what you are experiencing and food loss. This was an easy answer for me, but unfortunately not for you The owners manual covers this, but us men don't read them (Well I had to as I worked with them for 30 years). Good luck, Jeff

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New home all outlets in garage are on gfi's. frige is plugged in to one. when power gets disturbed frige goes off and you need to be there to reset, losing food. garage door opener is not on gfi. can i plug into that. people in my neighborhood don't know that if they are gone they'll lose all their food if on gfi.

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