Use of power conditioner or surge suppressor with a fridge?


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Old 03-02-16, 08:13 PM
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Use of power conditioner or surge suppressor with a fridge?

So I'm in the market for a new fridge, would it be a good idea to plug a fridge into a surge suppressor, or more likely, a power conditioner? If you read my previous post, my old fridge's compressor went bad, tech said it wasn't pulling enough amps but then it's showing it's not circulating enough Freon as well. I was wondering if a power conditioner would protect the compressor against power fluctuations or help it from going bad too early, or if were a totally bad idea.
 
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Old 03-02-16, 08:43 PM
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It's not pulling enough amps because it is low on refrigerant. The compressor is not bad.
However, locating the leak, repairing it and then recharging could be expensive.

I don't recommend running a fridge on a plug in surge protector.
 
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Old 03-03-16, 03:18 AM
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I agree.
A surge suppressor is used to protect delicate electronic equipment.
A compressor and it's starting relay are fairly crude devices, electronically speaking and don't need that level of protection.
 
 

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