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Trips breaker when door opens

Started yesterday (although I didn't notice till water pooled up in front this morning. I can reset the breaker after the door is opened and it runs. Simply trips when I open the door. Light buld works when breaker is reset. Could it be the light switch is shorting? Why would the light come back on after restting if it was shorting the switch?

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  • phredp Jun 30, 2008

    Thanks, I'll look at the switch and wiring. The thing is, the freezer is working now. But yesterday every time I opened the door, it tripped the breaker. I could reset the breaker with the door closed and it would run.

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Sounds like the switch or wiring around the switch is shorting out. Most light switches pop out with a screw driver.Some older units might have a small heater in the door around the seal but usually not See if there is any wiring going through the hinge pin. If so you can safely cut and tape this off. The door might sweat a little but this is a solution. Please deal with this as it could be a shock hazard. You might not notice if you touch and are wearing dry shoes, but a barefoot child could be killed.

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