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Old 10-02-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
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Circuit Breaker keeps tripping


My refrigerator stopped working yesterday. Turned out that the breaker had tripped off. I have since replaced the outlet and the circuit breaker and the breaker continues to trip.

I have taken an extension cord and plugged the refrigerator into another outlet and that circuit doesn't trip.

If it's not the outlet or the circuit breaker and it's not the refrigerator because it works fine via another outlet, what is my next step?

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The breaker trips when the fridge is running or on its own?
What else is on the circuit?
Is it a GFCI?
Is the circuit the fridge works on a GFCI?

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Old 10-02-2014, 10:15 PM   #3
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What else is on the circuit that trips? Refrigerators are not always on their own dedicated circuit. There could be other outlets in the kitchen, dining room, pantry that have an appliance or device that's causing the tripping.
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It is better that you can consult with the Electrical Expert in this regard.
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I agree with Alex. I went on a service call a few years ago with a similar complaint. The customer could not figure out why the dryer circuit kept tripping, even when not in use. it turned out that the breaker for that circuit was next to the main, and the main had gone bad. It was overheating, but not tripping. The heat from the main was causing the dryer breaker to trip (they trip from the heat of an overload). The insulation on the service conductors was melting and the wires and the main breaker were very hot to the touch. If I hadn't been called in the house would definitely have burned down.
Sooooo- call in a pro on this one.
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My refrigerator stopped working yesterday. Turned out that the breaker had tripped off. I have since replaced the outlet and the circuit breaker and the breaker continues to trip.

I have taken an extension cord and plugged the refrigerator into another outlet and that circuit doesn't trip.

If it's not the outlet or the circuit breaker and it's not the refrigerator because it works fine via another outlet, what is my next step?

The next logical step is to find out what else is on that same power circuit ?
If it's not the fridge then it's something else.
Turn that breaker off,
then go around the house and see what is not working,
check everything,
as you need to know what the full load is for that breaker.

When you know what the total load is, make a list
Then add up the amperage for all those items ?
Compare that figure to the size of your breaker

or post the list on here ?

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