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Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor
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Experience:  30 years Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, Adjunct College Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma: Digital Electronics, FCC Technician License
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Electrolux EI23BC56I trips ground fault. This only happens

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Electrolux EI23BC56I trips ground fault. This only happens when the red and black wires are connected to the compressor, this is not mains power
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 7 months ago.

Hello, My name is ***** ***** I would love to try to help. What size breaker is this appliance on, and is it shared with any other loads?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hello Wayne
There are no other loads on the system. The breaker does not trip, it is an outl;et in the garage that is GFI protected. The GFI trips.
Expert:  Kevin replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Plug the fridge into an extension cord and plug it into another GFCI receptacle in the home. Try either a kitchen or a bathroom GFCI receptacle. Does that GFCI also trip?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I am replacing the inverter for the compressor and hope that will solve the problem, should know more by Saturday
Expert:  Kevin replied 7 months ago.

OK, very good. Let me know how you make out.


Expert:  Kevin replied 7 months ago.

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