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Fridge trips the breaker after about 4-5 hours. What causes that?

Older Amana fridge- probably not worth fixing. I plugged it in and it ran for a while- freezer froze and fridge got cold. It cycled on and off a few times over the next few hours then the breaker tripped. I've run this scenario over different outlets that are on different circuits with the same result each time. Defrost circuit or something similar? Worth fixing?

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I don't think it is the compressor. Almost 100% of compressors have a thermal breaker at the harness connector. Before you trash the fridge, check if it is throwing the breaker roughly the same length of time. If it is, it most likely the heating element for defrost cycle. If you have a run of the fridge where it's all the same just wit a different nameplate, after it trips the breaker try this. In the refrigerator box where the light and the door switch are, follow the whole assembly, you will see 3 small holes making the shape of an L. Spacing roughly 2 3/4" X 1". Within that L you will see a larger hole. Get a #2 Phillips screw driver. Not one that you can change the tips, it won't fit in the hole. Stick it in the hole, with slight upwards pressure and turn slowly. It will almost sound like you are winding an old alarm clock. You will then hear a distinct click. STOP TURNING. plug it back in. If it runs and doesn't trip the breaker, it will either be the heating element or the thermostat. Both are under 100 each. Don't replace both, trouble shoot it. It most likely is the heating element.

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Motor could be burning out and drawing too much power. If it's old not worth repairing.

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The problem is the defrost timer you just replace on your refrigerator, you will need to check the ratings on the broken defrost timer to ensure it matches the ratings on the present defrost heater on your refrigerator, beside, you will need to test the continuity on your present defrost heater to see if the voltage rating is ok, because, if it can be tripping the breaker off while it kicks into defrost mode signify that the present defrost heater is not compatible with your refrigerator, it is either it is not well wired or fixed, and if it is, then, it means the defrost timer voltage rating is low compare to the former, you will need to get exact specification as the the broken one.

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Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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This sounds like a grounded wire in your defrost system. Start by finding the defrost timer and checking the wires. One may have been pulled loose or pinched while it was being moved.

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Hi, you can check if there is a fanmotor on the condenser section and make sure that it is working. Second, you can try replacing the starter relay which you will find in the connection area of the compressor. If this does not work, I am afraid you would have to have the compressor replaced.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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Unless there is a dedicated circuit of 20 amps to the refrigerator this will continue to happen When your refrigerator goes into defrost and other things like lights fans air conditioners are on the same circuit it will have no choice to not trip the breaker. Try this turn the breaker off and how may thing in your house stop working? You need a 20 AMP circuit or this will possibly damage the compressor or weaken the breaker because it has tripped so many time. Thanks, Please rate my solution, I have done this work for 30 years. Thanks, Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: Amana SRD520T - appliance tripped the circuit

With the compressor running, open the freezer and listen if the fan is running. If it is not, replace it. Most likely, this is your problem.

If it is running, turn off the refrigerator. Remove the rear panel from the freezer. Inspect the coils. If they are covered in ice, let them thaw completely. This ice will prevent the freezer and consequently, the refrigerator from getting cold.

If the fan works and the freezer coils are not cold, then I am afraid it is time for another refrigerator.

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