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Re: GFI outlet/refrigerator question
said by yahtzee:What he's saying is you're ignoring a real problem.
I have a feeling that you think what I did is unlawful. Love how it starts to get borderline personal with folks on forums. Name-calling, armchair building inspectors, psychics, etc.
I will call an electrician today to see what he recommends. Thanks.
What you're doing (replacing with non GFCI) is simply silencing the "alarm".
The reason it became "personal" is because you made a thread asking for advice when you weren't willing to follow a professional's advice if it wasn't convenient for you.
I have spoken to numerous other homeowners in my neighborhood that had non-GFCI outlets installed in their garage specifically for a refrigerator. I understand that it's against code. What I gather from the advice on here is that I dont even need to check with anyone - just go pick up a new refrigerator, right? I can do that - it just seemed odd that a 6-7 yr old refrigerator would go bad. Also, if I bought a new refrigerator and put it on the same outlet how am I supposed to know if the fridge gets to the point that this one is supposedly at (faulty)?
If ever offered a breath mint - take it.
O Fallon, MO
You said your very self that you plugged the fridge into 2 different GFCI outlets, and they both tripped.
So did they or not?
If someone refers to herself / himself as a "guru", they probably aren't.