Having a constant and consistent flow of power to your refrigerator is an absolute necessity for any home. If you have lost power to your refrigerator, here are two tips to help you fix it fast.
- Check to see if your refrigerator plugs into a GFI outlet. If it is, just reset the outlet and check to see if power has been restored. If this works, then you have fixed the problem. Because of their sensitive nature, however, GFI outlets should never be used with refrigerators.Because a GFI outlet is designed to cut off the flow of power to the receptacle at the slightest sign of an electrical issue, it is not recommended that you plug your refrigerator into one. This can lead to you losing power while you are on vacation, or away from your home for other reasons. If your refrigerator plugs into a GFI, have it replaced with a standard electrical outlet as soon as possible.
- If you are unable to find the source and solution of your electrical problem, then you will need to get in touch with an experienced electrician. While you wait on them to show up, you can use a well-insulated extension cord to plug your fridge into a nearby outlet. This way, your food will stay fresh until help arrives.