Question about Refrigerators
Please help my side by side ge fridge freezer is trooping our power.i have had it for 2 year we moved houses,I left it unplugged for three days in our garage then moved it into the house and plugged it in,as soon as I did that,the rcd tripped,I unplugged everything in the house and plug the fridge in it done it again.it trips the rcd as soon I flick on the swtich.aby advice on what might be wrong as it is very expensive to call someone in to look at it. when we moved it from the garage to the house there was a little bit of water coming out from under it.
Ensure it fully dries out before trying it again. Water in the electrics will throw your trip instantly. If it's dry now, and you are having the same problem. check the electrics for a short circuit or earth fault. Usually a compressor earth fault is to blame.
Posted on Apr 26, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your fridge should draw no more than 5amp. Presuming your breaker is at least 15amp there's a problem. Move to a different circuit first. If the condition persists check the start relay on the compressor. I have a suspicion the circuit may have another item you are not aware of.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
get an inexpensive clamp amp meter (Harbor Freight has them). Turn off power to the plug. Remove plug from wall but do not disconnet wires. turn fridge OFF. plug the unit in the recept. turn on the power. set the meter for the higest reading (amps) & clamp it around the black wire. turn the fridge ON & observe start up current & the "run" current. If the fridge is within limits on the data plate the problem is in the wiring circuit, maybe a loose connection either @ the plug or the breaker. if there are several plugs in the circuit, the problem could be in one of them. In addition, if there is a gfi plug in this circuit, it could be faulty also.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Tripping an earth leakage would indicate a break down of insulation in the windings of the compressor, the possibility of a short circuit in the wiring system or the defrost element down to earth. I recommend you have a certified technician check it out before you have a fire. If the Hoover is in good condition there is no reason not to replace it. Rate me please.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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