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GE Profile 24, 15 years old: Occasionally, it trips the house ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). Tripping happens about 5 seconds after plugging to mains. For a week the problem disappeared, now it is permanent. It does not trip its Circuit Breaker. When bypassing the GFCI - it works fine.

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  • levtg Sep 01, 2010

    As it came, again the fault disappeared. Local technician advised me over the phone that in 90% of cased this is caused by faulty heater in the ice maker. He advised me to disconnect it (3 screws, and power plug). I will debug it once the fault happens again.

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Hi,
The motor (compressor) is pulling too high amps on the startup ... this tripps the GFCI...

The compressor cap is going bad or the motor is going bad...replace the realy and cap first...

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