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Blackout every 2 hours caused by refrigerator

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    - Guest

    My refrigerator causes a home blackout every 2 hours.
    When the refrigerator is switched off, no blackout occurs after several
    hours.

    I am not a technician. What could be the problem?
     
  2. CJT

    CJT Guest

    How do you get the power back on? Reset the circuit breaker?
    If so, isn't the answer fairly obvious? Either the breaker is
    bad, or the refrigerator, in combination with everything else on
    the same circuit, is using more electricity than the circuit can
    provide. That can happen because you've got too many things plugged
    in on the same circuit, or because the refrigerator compressor is
    consuming more power than it should (e.g. if it's in need of repair).

    Of course, the refrigerator might not be the culprit -- maybe it's
    the heater in that new hot tub on the same circuit, and the frig is
    just the "straw that breaks the camel's back."
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    bad wiring in your home which you should have looked
    at or, a bad compressor in the freg which should be
    popping the breakers if it's that bad? that is if the
    breakers haven't some how be compromised on their
    proper values.
     
  4. What do you mean by 'blackout'?
     
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