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Hello, I have a side-side fridge. Last night it tripped a gfe breaker in the garage. I reset the switch and now the fridge just 'clicks'. thanks -

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Your starter to the compressor is defective. Call a tech out it'll cost less than $150.00 and that's if the compressor isn't grounded. If the compressor is grounded will cost about $350-$450 to replace compressor.

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Sounds like you compressor has failed. If it is out of warranty the repairs are expensive and not recommended. I fit is still under warranty somebody else pays the major portion of the bill.

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Hi, my fridge freezer keeps making the electric trip out. help!!!


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Try this:
Turn your thermostat as warm as it will go, you are trying to isolate the compressor and keep it from turning on. If your fridge has an "off" position, then turn it off. Reset breaker, plug refrigerator back into the outlet. If the fridge trips while "off", then you are likely looking at a damaged cord / wiring.

If the breaker doesn't trip, unplug the fridge, and move the thermostat to the warmest position possible. Plug fridge back in, If the breaker holds, then you are on right track. Slowly move the thermostat to a cooler setting. You want to just reach the point where the compressor tries to start. If breaker holds here, then you are in good shape so far. It indicates a problem with the defrost heater (if equipped), or the ice maker (if equipped). If the breaker trips as soon as the compressor tries to start, your compressor may be damaged (bad and expensive).

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It sounds to me, either you have a bad circuit breaker (the breaker itself); or you have a bad motor or compressor in the fridge. If possible try plugging the fridge into a different outlet. (If you use an extension cord to do this, make sure it is a thick gauge, in order to not cause an increase in amps through the smaller cord.) This should tell you rather quickly if the problem is with the breaker or the fridge. If it does turn out to be the fridge, you will probably find it is cheaper to replace a fan rather than the fridge, but the compressor (including installation) would probably cost more than a new fridge. (depending on how "fancy" it is)
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