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Hello there fridge keeps tripping power every time i switch it on

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If random then the compressor has earth leakage when under load. Compressor is faulty. If water flow is disrupted and water filter light comes on for replacement for ice maker/cold water then this can cause an earth leak that will trip the rcd

Posted on Mar 07, 2011

  • Tokenmint Mar 07, 2011

    When water runs dry and icemaker area freezes solid. Will cause earth leakage and can cause damage to compressor.

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    Refrigerator Malfunction Symptoms and Solutions
    Appliance Doesn't Run and Light Doesn't Come On
    No power to fridge? Check that it's plugged in; check circuit breaker.
    Electric cord damaged or loose? Test cord.
    Light Comes on but Appliance Doesn't Run
    Temperature control turned off? Turn on control.
    Compressor overheating? Clean condenser coils.
    Compressor bad? Replace or call service company.
    Condenser fan bad? Replace or call service company.
    Temperature control bad? Test control.
    Defrost timer bad? Test the defrost timer.
    Overload protector bad? Replace or call service company.
    Appliance Starts and Stops Uncharacteristically Quickly
    Quickly Tripping Overload Protector? Check voltage at outlet.
    Condenser fan bad? Replace or call service company.
    Compressor bad? Replace or call service company.Condenser coils unclean? Clean condenser coils.
    Appliance Doesn't Cool Properly
    Temperature control set overly high? Lower setting.
    Refrigerator refrigerant leak or contamination? Call service company.
    Door isn't closing completely? Refrigerators are designed to shut automatically from the half-open point. Raise front levelers until this happens.
    Condenser coils unclean? Clean condenser coils.
    Temperature control bad? Test control.
    Evaporator fan bad? Service, replace or call service company.
    Evaporator clogged with ice? First defrost the refrigerator, then test defrost timer, test defrost limiting switch, and test defrost heater.
    Door seal bad? Test around door by closing the door on a piece of paper. Is there sufficient tension when it's pulled out? If not, replace the gasket.
    Appliance Gets Too Cool
    Temperature control not set high enough? Adjust control.
    Temperature control bad? Test control.
    Appliance Won't Cycle Off; Keeps Running
    Door seal bad? Test around door by closing the door on a piece of paper. Is there sufficient tension when it's pulled out? If not, replace the gasket.
    Condenser coils unclean? Clean condenser coils.
    Too much frost built up? Defrost refrigerator.
    If fridge has exposed coils or evaporator plate and they're dirty, clean them with warm soapy water.

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