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We have just moved house, and every time I switch the Maytag fridge on, it blows the main fuse. I left it for a day before I switched it on. It's a big side by side with water chiller, well ventilated at the back but not a lot of space on either side. Should I call in a technician? Many thanks.

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  • chelkell Nov 12, 2009

    Thanks for your feed back. We've now had the fridge off for 24 hours, and once again, we can switch it on (the light in the fridge goes on and the compressor starts up) but within seconds the fuse blows again. Do you think it could be because the space around the fridge is too small or wouldn't that have any bearing on the problem?

  • chelkell Nov 13, 2009

    Thank you, you've been a big help!

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Normally when moving around you need to have the unit unplugged and standing for 8 hours. But I do not think that would cause the fuse to blow. I would advise that you call a technician especially if you do not have any experience in electrical equipments. As for the cause, should you wish to troubleshoot the device yourself, is to check for loose wires or loose connections. Most likely that the issue is on the wiring at the back of the around the compressor. Check the wires to and from the compressor and into the box. Inside the box are relays. Check for the same items and burnt parts.

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  • Nicolo Carlo Parazo Nov 12, 2009

    I do not think that the space is an issue unless the compressor has weakened and is taking to much current to run because it needs better circulation than usual. I would bet that it has something to do with the electrical parts.

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