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I have a GE Fridge (approx. 1996 model) that was working perfectly, until we moved. Once at the new house, it pops the breaker as soon as it's plugged in. Any suggestions? I don't want to spend a ton on it, as it's just a spare, but by the same token, I'd like to fix it if it can be done reasonably cheap and easy.

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Compressor got jarred around in the move and will not start...
Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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