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Please help my side by side ge fridge freezer is tripping 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 switch any 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

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Check to make sure that in the process of moving a "hot" wire under the refrigerator did not come loose and now is contacting a metal part of unit.

U have a classic short circuit which accounts for the breaker popping immediately. It is not a short in the compressor because that would have popped the self resetting clixon and not the house breaker.

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Hi akula, 200 ks to a fridgie, LG appliance, you must be in Australia;) Is it the earth leakage circuit breaker operating. If so, then you have a leakage problem to earth from the heater pad(not quite sure what that is, but this problem will need to be repaired. Am doing some research to see if there is anything that can be done without just getting a new fridge. Back to you soon.

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With the unit unplugged remove the machine compartment and visually inspect for and burnt marks or frayed wiring. if non is seen, remove the wiring connectors from one component at a time and re test by plugging the unit back in. This will help you isolate the issue hopefully.
The machine compartment is on the back and the power cord is attached behind it. It is usually connected with 1/4" screws so a socket or nut driver will help you gain access.

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