Why does my fridge trips the garage GFCI outlet?

Why does my fridge trips the garage GFCI outlet?

Why does the fridge trip the GFCI? Any inductive load when switched off, can produce electromagnetic interference (EMI). This interference can, and often does, trip GFCI devices. Most vapor compression refrigerators have a few inductive loads, any of which could cause the trip.

Does garage fridge need dedicated circuit?

You should have refrigerators and freezers installed on a 15-20 amp dedicated 120 volt circuit. Keep in mind that even if you don’t place your freezer or refrigerator in your garage, it is still required that freezers be on a dedicated 120 volt circuit.

Can you put a refrigerator and a freezer on the same circuit?

No. They will inevitably draw enough current starting and running at the same time to trip the breaker and then they will both get warm and the contents will spoil. Check the circuit breaker size supplying the outlet.

Can you put an extension cord on a freezer?

The power cord on a freezer or refrigerator has a ground pin, so you need a UL® listed 3-wire grounding appliance extension cord, and you must plug the cord into a grounded three-pin receptacle. Never use a damaged extension cord.

Can I plug a freezer into a power bar?

Refrigerator and freezer. These appliances pull too much current for a power strip because they are continuously cycling on and off. That will quickly overload a power strip. These items need to be plugged directly into a wall outlet dedicated solely to that appliance.

How do you replace a power cord in a freezer?

How do you replace the power cord on an appliance?

How to Change Appliance Cords and PlugsCut off the cord about 2 inches above the plug. Squeeze the two prongs of the new plug together (like you squeeze tweezers) so you can pull them out of the casing. Slip the cord through the plug casing.If the prongs are on a single unit with crimp-style connectors, open the prongs by gently pulling them apart.

What kind of plug does a fridge use?

Refrigerator – Most refrigerators work with a standard 100-120 volt electrical plug and outlet. You will notice that the electrical plug is made up of three prongs; this means you will need an electrical outlet that has three inserts.

How long is the power cord on a refrigerator?

about 5 feet

Is it safe to plug a fridge into a surge protector?

We do not recommend connecting a refrigerator or freezer to a surge protector. The compressor is sensitive to temperature and current overloads, and will shut itself down with a surge. A surge protector will override this system, and if there is a power surge, your refrigerator may not restart.