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Kenmore refridge kicks circuit breaker. Evap fan is

Customer Question

kenmore refridge kicks circuit breaker. Evap fan is working.(noisy) Coils are a little dirty. Freezer side was working. Not 100%. Fridge side was a little cool.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 6 months ago.

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Answer:

If it is popping the circuit breaker right away you would have a short somewhere on the unit or something drawing too much current, try it on another outlet with an extension cord to rule out a breaker or outlet issue, let me know what happens.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

This is a NEW house. We have only lived here 6 months. It is not kicking breaker right away. Different times

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 6 months ago.

Can you plug it into a extension cord into a different circuit just to confirm it pops another breaker?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Pops that circuit too. Just checked and It feels like the fan has alot of play. Bearings are bad. It was making noise

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 6 months ago.

OK yes if the fan is that bad something could short in the winding and pop the breaker for sure, I would replace that and I think based on the issue that will solve the problem. You can order it from SEARSPARTSDIRECT.COM with the complete model number.

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Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 6 months ago.

Hi there,

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.

I replaced noisy fan. It still kicks breaker. Usually within 5 minutes.

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 5 months ago.

You need to check the current draw on the unit with a amp meter to see what it is drawing.

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