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Westinghouse 522 fridge slow motor kick in resulting in tripping out circuit breaker

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You need a bigger curcuit breaker or a better fridge

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Your unit is shorted out, check power cord and wiring on lower back of unit.

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The same holds true for "ground fault" and "arc fault" type circuits. If an older fridge is connected to such a circuit - nuisance tripping may result. Most newer fridges however shouldn't cause a problem on these circuits. Ground fault circuits have a "test" button on the circuit breaker or, "test" and "reset" buttons on an outlet providing this protection. Arc fault circuit protection is available only in circuit breakers (as of this time - but may become available as outlets some time in the future).

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