The GFCI is the first line of defense against electrical problems in homes. It is designed to trip when there is an electrical imbalance and provide automatic shutdown. This will help protect you from a potentially fatal electric shock. When a GFCI trip occurs, there are many issues to deal with. First of all, your food can spoil, which can cause a fire.
Another reason the GFCI can trip is because the refrigerator is on the same circuit as another appliance. If you have another major appliance on that circuit, you can unplug the refrigerator and connect it to a different outlet. It is important to use the right type of outlet for your freezer.
The problem is that if your fridge has an older gfci, it won’t prevent the appliance from tripping. In fact, the gfci can be tripped if the refrigerator compressor runs at too high a current. This is not an ideal situation for the refrigerator. If you remove the gfci protection, you are taking an unnecessary risk.
It is important to replace the GFCI outlet. Make sure the GFCI outlet is dry and free of moisture. The GFCI outlet will also alert you if there is a problem with the appliance. Some GFCI outlets are now equipped with audible trip warnings.