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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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My Whirlpool side by side throws breaker whenever plugged

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My Whirlpool side by side throws breaker whenever plugged in. Checked breaker and works with other appliances. Cord looks fine.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

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The compressor is most likely to be causing the breaker to trip. Do you have a meter to test it for a short?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have an ohm meter
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Excellent! Can you, with the refrigerator unplugged, remove the electrical start device from the compressor and test between the three pins to ground to see if there is a short?

Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

If you found the compressor shorted, it may be time to replace the refrigerator.

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