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Freeze will not stop running - blows breaker

It was running constantly, blew breaker, won't start back up once reset. Need to know more about what could be the issue so I don't spend $$ on electrical parts I can' return. Any Help is appreciate. Think it might be defrost timer or thermostat, but don't know how to tell which one is causing the problem. If something else would like to hear your thoughts.

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    johnny rebel Mar 31, 2015

    Hi Anonymous, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2015

    What more information do you need. Frigidaire model MFU14F3GW9. It was in the garage, stopped working - thought it just quit, then realized the GFI was tripped. Never did this before, and it was in the garage for over 10 years. Brought it inside, since I read GFI not good. Once inside, it came on, ran constantly and then after several hours of running it trips the circut. I do see that the plug it is using is connected to another plug that is GFI an it trips,

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2015

    Also, when I turn the defrost time it will kick back on, but it trips again.

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If you have a volt-ohm meter, check the compressor for a short to ground or the compressor shell. My guess is the compressor is burned. Don't bother to repair. Shop for a lightly used replacement.

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