Our Refrigerator and microwave are on the same circuit breaker which is 30 amp but are not plugged in to the same plug. When I do something in the microwave the refrigerator goes off and I have to unplug it to restart it. Does this mean something is wrong with the refrigerator or the wiring?
Answer Hello Deb,
The issue is the wiring in your home. If you check with the installation or owners guide on both the refrigerator and microwave, you will find that both units are required by the manufacturer to be on a dedicated breaker. Putting in an oversized breaker will cause a fire hazard so that is not an option. The only option is to have a separate circuit run to the refrigerator and microwave so it will be a safe, reliable installation.
The temperature of both the freezer and refrigerator rises yet the display does not indicate the rise in temperature. I have to recycle the power to both see what the actual temperature is, and to get it to start cooling down again. Thanks.
Based on the information it sounds as though the unit may be getting stuck in defrost which would require a new main control board. You will want to check to see if the fans are operational at the time that the unit is not working. If the fans are not running this would most likely confirm being stuck in defrost.