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GARAGE FRIDGE STILL TRIPPING THE GFCI ....WHY?

I have no idea why this is happening...I reset the breaker, the fridge comes on, runs for a while, then trips the breaker again...could the cold in my garage be affecting this?

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  • SPAPA Jan 23, 2008

    Is the cold able to kill the compressor?

  • SPAPA Feb 06, 2008

    well...now, the fridge trips the GFCI as soon as I plug it in....what now?

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If your frig is plugged directly into a GFCI, you need to remove the GFCI and replace it with a standard plug. No one should have a GFCi behind a refrigerator.

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Hi, test with amphere tester one of the wire of compressor let refregerator run monitor the amphere reading set to 15 amphere the tester if exceed the compressor having a problem struck need a repairman near you.

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