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Old 02-05-2009, 08:09 PM   #31
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False trips?

They do trip for a reason...don't know what your talking about
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensiti...nd_specificity
Substitute "leakage current" for "sick people".
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:27 PM   #32
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Let's not go here again
Don't you remember what happened about 6 weeks ago when we started discussing "false trips" or "nusiance trips".

I have decided that I don't believe in these things, just as I don't believe in ghosts. Everything electrical happens for a reason. Circuits do what they are supposed to do 99.99% of the time. When they don't do what is expected, they could be faulty, but then they are still doing what they are supposed to do, if you change the circuit accordingly.

We all curse our PC's when the dreaded BSOD shows up. But the computer is just doing what it is supposed to do.

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The 1980 Encyclopedia Britannica had a photo of a ghost sitting in a car. The car looked circa 1930s. You could see right through her.

And "60 Minutes" had a segment on ghostly happenings in a hotel rebuilt on the site of one that burned down and caused many fatalities.

The reason they are invisible is that you've got a few grams of "matter" spread out over the two or three cubic foot volume of a human body.
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So, that's why GFCIs trip!

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Old 02-05-2009, 11:02 PM   #34
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If it only happens when the motor first starts up, i.e. when you first plug it in, and never later on, then it could be a false trip. GFCIs usually aren't wrong though. They have a pretty simple job to do and they normally do it well.
It was defiantly running for a number of hours prior to trip, it was cooling down. So it has started and stopped, perhaps more than once prior to the gfi tripping.

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I would just not run the fridge on a gfi. Discussion about false trips and real trips won't do anything but waste bandwidth.
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