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After a lightning storm my Whirlpool refrigerator keeps tripping the breaker on what ever outlet I plug it into. Could it be the3n1 relay, overload, start capacitor.

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Guess your refrigeratos suffered an electric surge. Might have any kind of trouble, strating form some burn's out cable to whole electric system damaged.. If you don't have the electric knowledge, for sure you should call a repair service.
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SOURCE: Refrigerator not cooling.

compressor has failed. not a diy job

Posted on Apr 25, 2007

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SOURCE: small refrigerator compressor overload relay cuts out

I am told if you measure two terminals and note the two with the highest resistance. Then measure each of the two terminals with the highest resistance to the common terminal they the two additional readings should read the same as the two terminals with the highest resistance when adding them together. If after adding the two there is more than 1/2 ohm difference one of the windings is shorted.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Everytime I plug in the power cord, it trips the breaker.

Refrigerators are not designed to run on a GFCI. Try a heavy duty extension cord to the fridge from a outlet that is not GFCI protected. If it still trips you probably have a short circuit in the compressor.

Posted on May 13, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: GFI outlet is tripping because of refrigerator in the garage.

Hi: Yes, replace the GFI outlet. A refrigerator should not be plugged into one for what you are experiencing and food loss. This was an easy answer for me, but unfortunately not for you The owners manual covers this, but us men don't read them (Well I had to as I worked with them for 30 years). Good luck, Jeff

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Fridge keeps tripping the circuit breaker

Unless there is a dedicated circuit of 20 amps to the refrigerator this will continue to happen When your refrigerator goes into defrost and other things like lights fans air conditioners are on the same circuit it will have no choice to not trip the breaker. Try this turn the breaker off and how may thing in your house stop working? You need a 20 AMP circuit or this will possibly damage the compressor or weaken the breaker because it has tripped so many time. Thanks, Please rate my solution, I have done this work for 30 years. Thanks, Sea Breeze
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Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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