Question about Refrigerators
KEEPS BLOWING THE CIRCUIT BREAKER. Runs for a few days and then blows again.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This sounds like a grounded wire in your defrost system. Start by finding the defrost timer and checking the wires. One may have been pulled loose or pinched while it was being moved.
Posted on Dec 13, 2007
If you have an OHM meter, check from the flat conductors of the plug to the ground section of the plug. Any reading at all indicates a short in the circuit. Most likely place of the short could be the compressor. If you are capable, with the unit unplugged disconnect the leads from the compressor, then see if the breaker trips when you plug it in. If not the problem is the compressor . At ten years old it would be more expedient to get a new refrigerator than to replace the compressor. The warranty is up and you would pay the big bill for the compressor and labor.
Posted on May 28, 2008
Most likely you have a bad or weak circuit breaker. Consult an electrician for breaker change out. Make sure that it isn't hooked up with a GFI plug. They will not work on a GFI.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
The fresh food compartment is cooled by air being blown from the freezer compartment into the fresh food compartment. Something is restricting that air flow which causes your fresh food compartment to stay warm.
There is a panel, or door if you will, that separates the freezer and fresh food compartments. The freezer temp control determines how much cold air is allowed to escape into the fresh food compartment by opening or closing this panel.
If the panel is restricted from moving (stuck closed, for example), the freezer will get VERY cold while the fresh food compartment will be warm.
Try thoroughly defrosting the refrigerator. Possibly an accumulation of ice is preventing the panel from moving and/or is restricting air flow from the freezer to the fresh food compartment. It's a free fix and may solve your problem altogether.
If that doesn't help, or helps only temporarily, you may have a problem with panel itself or the linkage that connects it to the control mechanism. Unless you're skilled in appliance repair, checking and repairing these components will require the help of a service technician
Hope this was helpful. Good Luck.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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It is possible that your compressor has redduced in pumping or the gas pressure has redduced, ;leakage of gas. Sicne you had put off the fridge for sometime and tried again without any result, I think the compressor needs a good check. Since the fridge has to cool definately when the motor runs we must start from here . I hope you check this out or maybe get help to confirm definetely with an estimate. Good day.
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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