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Old 08-05-2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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I have a freezer that I have been using with a Ranco temp controler. Last night the freezer started throwing the breakers on my GFCI circuits. I tried to plug it in with and without the Ranco and in different outlets and it does the same thing. Is the freezer still useable or should I replace it, it was free.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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Sounds like a problem. Be sure to check the outlets with something else though.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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mine did that for two days, then stopped. I guessed maybe I had some rain come in the garage window or something, but it's never happened again.

Next month I plan on installing some dedicated non-gfi appliance circuits (it does meet code if you run single outlets to appliance locations that way).

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Old 08-05-2008, 03:00 PM   #4
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if Condensation finally makes it out of the freezer box and into the wiring of your freezer it will pop those little GFI breakers in a heart beat. Let everything sit at room temp for a day or 2 and see how it comes out.
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