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Repair and disassembly guides for food cooling appliances including refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezers.

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Why is my fridge tripping the power everytime it is plugged in

The power trips immediately when the fridge is plugged in

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Check to verify that the outlet is NOT a GFCI outlet. The fridge should be plugged into a standard outlet.

If the above is not hte problem, then the compressor may have a problem that is causing a short which would trip the breaker. You can also check for a short by measuring the resistance across the two paddles of the plug. It should not read zero.


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Why should the power and neutral prongs on the plug not read open, if it has a reading that indicates a short doesn't it


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