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I have a Whirlpool refrigerator, Model # ET18NKXFW0 1, Serial # EG5130791. It has working fine for 12 yrs. I recently moved it from one location to another in the back of a pickup on its side. As soon as it was back up right for 24 hrs I plugged it in. Thought it was running fine then in about 12 hrs it blew a gfi circuit breaker on the outlet. So I tried another outlet and it did it again. I moved it to another place in the house, different outlet. It ran almost another 23 hrs and it blew again. When first plugged in it still gets cold, had the temp control adjusted accuratly. We throughly cleaned everything inside and out, around plugs, underneath, checked wires? Why does it keep blowing the gfi circuit? Please help Thanks, Cynthia

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Refrigerators should never be plugged into a GFI due to the start up amps that it draws on start up. With other items on the same circuit it is too much of a load. Refrigerator need to be on there own individual circuit to keep this from happening and not a GFI. Hope this helped.

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