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Tripping breaker when going into defrost. has been worked on before and suspect wiring has been altered

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What would cause my Maytag MSD2432GRW fridge to trip the breaker? I have narrowed it down to either the defrost thermostat, the defrost heater, or the adaptive defrost. How would I check each of these

It is more than likely your power supply that steps down you your 120V to 24V. This is usually located right rear bottom inside of your fridge but locations vary.

Sep 19, 2014 | Maytag Refrigerators

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Maytag rsw22eodae

After 15 years of doing this line of work, I'm well aware of major companies and their sub companies, but being that you typed your model number with the letter "o", which is incorrect, and therefor pulls up alternate machines, instead of the number "0", I'm sure you could give a little leeway for misinterpretation, especially since members here are only trying to help. With that said lets get started.

At the lower part of the diagram you'll notice the defrost system, including the evaporator fan motor. You'll see that a blue wire runs to the fan, follow that blue wire around and you'll notice that the wire connects to the bi-metal thermostat. This means that the fan will not come on until the bi-metal has reached a temperature cold enough to close the contacts inside of it letting the power pass onward to the fan itself. As far as tripping the breaker goes, check your connections on the heater, they come with exposed ends and if the connections happen to make contact with the evaporator coil itself it will blow the breaker. If thats not the case, and all the wiring is good then you should focus your attention on the compressor area, thats the only other area that has enough amperage to trip the breaker

Jun 04, 2012 | Maytag Refrigerators

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. I have a Kennmore Coldspot Fridge that runs for

A 15A circuit is mainly reserved for lighting.

Even some vacuum cleaners would trip a 15A circuit breaker.

The problem isn't with your refrigerator...its with the breaker installed in the breaker box.

Check your wire size and follow these rules :
12 gauge wire can have 30A c/b max
14 gauge wire can have 20A c/b max
16 gauge wire can have 15A c/b max

So, if the wires coming out of the wall socket is 12 gauge or even 14 should be able to swap that 15A circuit breaker with a 20A circuit breaker.
This should be plenty for your refrigerator...if it "pops a 20A"...then you've got appliance problems.

If you don't feel comfortable doing that...then get a new 15A breaker...because it sounds like the other one has gotten weak.

Hope this helps

Jul 23, 2011 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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New defrost timer on fridge keeps tripping circuit breaker


The problem is the defrost timer you just replace on your refrigerator, you will need to check the ratings on the broken defrost timer to ensure it matches the ratings on the present defrost heater on your refrigerator, beside, you will need to test the continuity on your present defrost heater to see if the voltage rating is ok, because, if it can be tripping the breaker off while it kicks into defrost mode signify that the present defrost heater is not compatible with your refrigerator, it is either it is not well wired or fixed, and if it is, then, it means the defrost timer voltage rating is low compare to the former, you will need to get exact specification as the the broken one.

Take care.

Jul 10, 2010 | GE Refrigerators

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Kenmore fridg pops circut breaker,

Sounds like a shorted heater. You advanced manully, unit runs till timer goes to defrost. Timer contacts switch, defrost heater shorted trips breaker.

Apr 04, 2010 | Frigidaire FRT21P5A Top Freezer...

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I have a Kenmore #10685696810 refrigerator that shuts down. I have discovered the red reset botton on the back side of the thremostat panel. I have pushed it a couple of times due to shut off. Is there a...

There is NO reset button on a refrigerator,yours included.
What you are pushing is the defrost thermostat. It is designed to be turned clockwise when necessary to force a defrost cycle.
If you can push on it and the refrigerator works correctly for a period of time, you need to replace the defrost thermostat.

Nov 03, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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My Whirlpool refrigerator trips the main breaker of 40 Amps

A refrig cannot pull 40 amps in defrost , unless there is a direct short in the defrost system ( timer , heater , bimetal ) . I would use an extention cord ( for test purposes only ) , and try a different plug . Sounds like the circuit breaker is weak . In defrost , the MOST you should get , is 6 amps . This will not throw a 40 amp breaker . If you have an amp meter , remove the back refrig panel behind the refrig , and connect to one of the power cord lines (just not the green ground ) , turn into defrost and check the amps . This will tell you if short is in refrig , or weak breaker .

Sep 06, 2009 | Whirlpool ES5FHAXS Side by Side...

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Circut Breaker trips

  • i have no experience with RV units but if it were in a house i would suspect a bad breaker or a problem with the outlet itself. breakers  only trip when the wiring is gets hot.
  • unless it is a ground fault breaker (usually on the outlet) then this would trip if the flow of electricity is grounded. ground fault breakers do go bad often.
  • i think if the refrigerator itself had a problem then it would be consistent (as far as it is pulling amps anyway). not work fine sometimes and not others. 

Jul 08, 2008 | Dometic NDR 1292 Refrigerator

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Westinghouse Virtuoso Fridge - Circuit Diagram

It won't be the defrost timer, unusual, it will be the defrost element inside the freezer section behind the back panel or a shorted defrost klixon.

Mar 30, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Fridge/freezer trips my circuit breaker

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.

Dec 12, 2007 | Refrigerators

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