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The circuit breaker trips when I open the refrigirator even when the ref switch is off

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  • ken095292 May 11, 2010

    Sounds like there is a short in the light or light switch.


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    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

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There must be a short in the internal lighting circuit which have one functional component, the switch. It is usually a white push-button inside the refrigerator near the door. The door pushes the switch when it is closed turning the light off. When the door is opened, the button pops back out to turn on the light. In your case, when you open the door you are switching on the light but the circuit breaker trips off. It means the short circuit is in the light wiring and nothing else. Retrace the wiring and you'll surely find it there. Rewire and have a good day.

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