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This is the defrost element that is located behind the panel in the freezer afraid to say it has gone open circuit and will trip the electrics everytime....you can buy the part and it can be a little tricky to fit but not impossible if you have a litle diy/electrical knowledge. The element is fitted around the evaporator and comes on within the normal defrost cycle. The element has 2 connections which are just plug in and will require no real electrical work just push fitting.

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SOURCE: amrican fridge freezer keeps tripping

if the unit is tripping the electric breaker, then there is a short in the unit. if you know how to use a resistance meter, you can trace your unit.

short could be coming from the power cord itself, check for broken wire and maybe touching the ground or the body of the unit.

next check your compressor. this is the biggest load of your unit. if this is shorted to ground, then it will trip your electric.

be care full on plugging the unit if you are not sure that you found the shorted wire, it might trip again.

if all of those still does not correct your problem, check the mullion heaters. but the connections of these heaters are sometimes very hard to find to check. their are hidden and only technician can sometimes find them.

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SOURCE: Fridge freezer shorting out electrics

The cause of this situation could simply be an overloaded circuit. Homes are built with dedicated circuit for fridge only now because of this. If you notice power outage in other rooms or other appliances in kitchen then the circuit affected,I.E. other outlets affected need the load lightened. If it is a dedicated circuit then could be faulty breaker or possibly altered wiring could be cause.These have to be ruled out before you will know for sure. If it isn,t dedicated outlet for fridge only, just plugging in a light could overload loaded circuit.

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SOURCE: my fridge keeps trip the electrical panel

Have a company come out to service it if it is under warranty. First make sure that it is not a weak breaker, plug it into an outlet on another circuit.

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SOURCE: hi, my fridge freezer keeps

Hello,

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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Try this:
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