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Amrican fridge freezer keeps tripping the electric. i changed the fuse and tried running it from a different socket but still it trips. is there something else that could be causing this to happen

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  • ollieconnell Sep 03, 2008

    got a technician out but his answer is not what I wanted to hear. He said to bin this fridge and get a new one stating that water has got into the internal flume, is this possible and if so can it be fixed?



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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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drcool

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  • francis rivero Sep 03, 2008

    if the water is dripping on the drain and shorted the electrical. you can repair the drain so that there would be no water dripping to the comressor electrical.

    first, clean all bunt wires or dry all the water soaked electrical that is causing the electrical to trip. use hair dryer if possible to make sure that everything is dry. use some sealant to repair the drain ( flume ) so that no water would drip again to the enderneath.

    replace any part that was burn if there are. ( relay, overload, capacitor )

    then test again your refrigerator if it would no longer trip your electrical power.

    compressor would not right away be damage by outside problem. you could probably still save your refrigerator.

    tnx

    drcool



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