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GFI problem The fridge was not plugged into the GFI outlet directly. It was plugged into a 'normal' outlet with a GFI in its circuit. Also the fridge has now lost its cooling ability, both freezer and fridge are room temp

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MOST OF THE TIME THE TEMP IS NOT COLD ENGOUGH IS THERE IS NOT ENOUGH VOLTAGE GOING TO THE COMPRESOR.
YOU CAN CHECK BY PLUGING IN A VOLTAGE METOR IF YOUR NOT GETING 115 OR HIGHER THATS YOUR PROBLEM. AS FOR THE OUTLET YOU FRIG SHOULD BE ON A DEDICATED CERCIUT BUT IF NOT GET IT OFF THAT GFI CERCIUT.

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