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OT Electrical Help OT

For some odd reason my kitchen circuit breaker keeps kicking and knocking my power out in my kitchen area. When I unplug my refrigerator and reset the breaker it all works but as soon as I plug the refrigerator in the outlet it kicks the breaker again. I have 0 electrical experience so I have no clue what to do. Any help would be appreciated. 
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  • texaswigtexaswig Posts: 2,242
    Could be a weak breaker. Or the compressor on the fridge may be going bad. 
    Scott
    Greenville ,Tx

    Xl bge with woo2 and ajustable rack
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    @Jupiter Jim  A little help for a brother.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 1,698
    You shouldnt have that much wired in your kitchen on one circuit. I have like 4 or 5 not counting my stove

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,106
    You're pulling too much current. Have you added any counter top appliances or the like recently?
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    You're pulling too much current. Have you added any counter top appliances or the like recently?
    Or portable carpet cleaners?
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,579
    texaswig said:
    Could be a weak breaker. Or the compressor on the fridge may be going bad. 
    To isolate which one it is, plug your fridge into an extension cord and plug it into another circuit to see if it trips that breaker. If it does, then "I hate my Fridge" 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,106
    bgebrent said:
    You're pulling too much current. Have you added any counter top appliances or the like recently?
    Or portable carpet cleaners?
    Don't clean it, replace it. Www.mohawkind.com

    ps. Ignore the hard surface options.  
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 871
    Put the refrigerator on an extension cord and ran it to another outlet and it’s running fine. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,406
    texaswig said:
    Could be a weak breaker. Or the compressor on the fridge may be going bad. 
    To isolate which one it is, plug your fridge into an extension cord and plug it into another circuit to see if it trips that breaker. If it does, then "I hate my Fridge" 
    Or swap breakers in your box since it happns so quickly it should be a quick test.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,154
    bgebrent said:
    You're pulling too much current. Have you added any counter top appliances or the like recently?
    Or portable carpet cleaners?
    Don't clean it, replace it. Www.mohawkind.com

    ps. Ignore the hard surface options.  
    I don't know...their engineers are a kinda dicey....
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    bgebrent said:
    You're pulling too much current. Have you added any counter top appliances or the like recently?
    Or portable carpet cleaners?
    Don't clean it, replace it. Www.mohawkind.com

    ps. Ignore the hard surface options.  
    That link took me to a different link that was #gofundJasonandhisgaragedrinking.  Is that right?
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,106
    Jeremiah said:
    bgebrent said:
    You're pulling too much current. Have you added any counter top appliances or the like recently?
    Or portable carpet cleaners?
    Don't clean it, replace it. Www.mohawkind.com

    ps. Ignore the hard surface options.  
    I don't know...their engineers are a kinda dicey....
    Their boss is a stand up guy tho. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 871
    No new appliances on that circuit. The same appliances that I have had the last 3-4 years. I have been unplugging my refrigerator a lot the last couple days working on the the water line running to my ice maker. 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,154
    g8golfer said:
    No new appliances on that circuit. The same appliances that I have had the last 3-4 years. I have been unplugging my refrigerator a lot the last couple days working on the the water line running to my ice maker. 
    Maybe the outlet is shorting out the breaker??
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    Jeremiah said:
    g8golfer said:
    No new appliances on that circuit. The same appliances that I have had the last 3-4 years. I have been unplugging my refrigerator a lot the last couple days working on the the water line running to my ice maker. 
    Maybe the outlet is shorting out the breaker??
    or could there be a water leak nearby?
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,406
    g8golfer said:
    No new appliances on that circuit. The same appliances that I have had the last 3-4 years. I have been unplugging my refrigerator a lot the last couple days working on the the water line running to my ice maker. 
    Does the plug that hosts your fridge have a reset?
    Those boxes are known to go bad and throw breakers.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,579
    Jeremiah said:
    g8golfer said:
    No new appliances on that circuit. The same appliances that I have had the last 3-4 years. I have been unplugging my refrigerator a lot the last couple days working on the the water line running to my ice maker. 
    Maybe the outlet is shorting out the breaker??
    Take the extension cord and plug the fridge into another outlet on the same circuit. If it runs fine, change the outlet, if it blows, change the breaker. 
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 871
    @DoubleEgger I unplugged the extension cord and put it into an outlet on the same circuit and it worked fine so I’m guessing the outlet is bad? 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,579
    edited October 2017
    g8golfer said:
    @DoubleEgger I unplugged the extension cord and put it into an outlet on the same circuit and it worked fine so I’m guessing the outlet is bad? 
    Sounds like you've got it isolated. Change the outlet and you're good to go. Likely a loose wire but outlets are dirt cheap. 
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 871
    Thanks appreciate the help. If I burn my house down I will blame it on JIC. 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,106
    Just make sure that breaker is thrown before you start. 

    Also, don't drink and do electrical work.  Don't ask. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 871
    Yeah I’m scared of electric so I’m going to kick the main breaker before I replace the plug tomorrow. 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,973
    I am no expert either but just thought I would add you need to replace it with another GFCI outlet (the one with the reset button).


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 871
    Ok. Can I buy those outlets at Lowe’s @SmokeyPitt
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,106
    g8golfer said:
    Ok. Can I buy those outlets at Lowe’s @SmokeyPitt
    Is it on a GFCI breaker?  If so, no need. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,579
    g8golfer said:
    Ok. Can I buy those outlets at Lowe’s @SmokeyPitt
    Is it on a GFCI breaker?  If so, no need. 
    I'm positive it's on a GFCI circuit.  
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 871
    No it’s a regular breaker and a regular outlet no reset button on either 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,579
    Replace the outlet with an exact replacement 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    Replace the outlet with an exact replacement 
    this.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 871
    @DoubleEgger sounds good. Thanks again. 
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