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Old 12-22-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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GFIC tripped in Garage by Fridgidair

I bought a Fridgidair refrigirator (Model#GLRT182SAW4) recently. I placed it in the garage. It tripped the GFIC recepticle every a couple of days. I have to reset the GFIC on the in wall receptical and advanced the timer manually to get the refregirator started again. It run for a coupled day and tripped the GFIC again. I had to start the procedure all over again.

The interval between the tripping appeared random. However, the trippings always happened during defrost cycle.

I have checked teh defrost heater. Its resistance is 65 and looks good to me. I have also confirmed that there is no power to the fan motor (next to the evaporator) during defrost cycle.

Please offer some solutions


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Old 12-22-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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#1 a ref. should be pluged into a GFI outlet.
It needs it's own 20 amp. 12-2 wired circut

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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could be a weak GFCI outlet. When a refrig is in defrost is when it draws the most amperage.
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