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Our Maytag side by side Fridge which is about 10 years old is causing the trip switch to trip and I cannot turn it on. Any ideas on what I should do? I have isolated it after trying 3 times. The light inside the fridge comes on but no sound from the fridge. After about a minute the trip switch trips.
I have tried different outlets using an extension cord. When the trip tripped I isolated all item plugged into the various outlets and finally arrived at the fridge being the cause.
It trips the breaker in the breaker box. All our power outlets are connected to the same breaker. None of the other appliances/equipment are causing it to trip - only when I plug the fridge in does it trip.
The lights in the fridge come on but no sound from fridge and after about a minute it trips the breaker.
If you mean a white connecting block type of thing yes. The compressor is the black cylindrical thing I guess
The white connector has wires connected to it and I hope I have the right box. I unplugged the white connector and shook it but no rattle.
let me get this straight - I need to call Maytag and if there is no recall on this I need to get a technician to check the compressor or start relay. If there is a recall, then get them to attend to it. Did I get it right?
Fortunately I decided to call a technician instead of replacing the start relay. He found the fault within 2 minutes by removing the white box from the compressor and then switching the power on. It tripped the breaker. He went off and came back with a new heater element, replaced the one that was causing the breaker to trip, located the timer and started the fridge and all fine. The fridge is back to normal now. I thought I'll give that feedback as your diagnosis was incorrect.