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Old 04-05-2011, 10:19 PM   #1
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So we are in a remodel, have the frig, two wine coolers and the Garage door opener plugged into one of the 20amp circuits in the garage as the inside of the house is being worked on. It's been this way for a few months no issues. Tonight my wife opens the garage door, and the garage door opener light starts flickering, she called me down to look, we also opened the frig door and the interior frig light is flickering also, same timing as the garage opener light flickering. So I go to the panel, the circuit did not trip. I tripped it off, when I turned it back on I hear a slight buzzing sound for about a second. Still having the flickering, so I decided to turn it off until we get the electrican out here. Any ideas???? Very strange.

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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The way you descibing you may have loose connection at the breaker termail or a bad bussbar connection which it may burnt the bussbar connection.

The best thing you can do for now is turn it off and for the fridge if anything is crictail run a extendison cord to diffrent circuit in the garage or in the house. otherwise the fridge will not hurt at all as long you don't open the door they can stay cold up to 7 hours depending on the tempture in the garage.

Is this garage is attached or detached garage ?

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Yes, the garage is attached.
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Did the electrician come by and check it out yet?

Most likey you may have loose connection or bad bussbar or bad breaker one of the three or some case it can be combo of two which I have see it from time to time.

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Thanks frenchelectrican!

Yes they came by yesterday, bad breaker the plastic was cracked where it snaps in which caused a loose connection on the buss bar, they replaced the breaker and cleaned the connections. All good!

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