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Old 04-19-04, 03:50 PM
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I had an old "beer fridge" in the garage that was staying on all the time and not getting cold. The outlet for the fridge also had the garage door opener in it. I noticed the outlet was dead when my wife came home and couldn't open the garage door... I think the fridge must have over-loaded the outlet. There is no power at the outlet and three other lights and outlets in the house are also not working now. All the breakers are ok...
If all the breakers are ok, why is there no power to these outlets ?
 
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Look for a tripped GFCI outlet.
 
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The answer is certainly either a tripped GFCI as Bob said (75% likely) or a breaker that may be "okay" but is tripped even if it doesn't look like it to you (24%).

I can understand that you need to get your GDO working again, but why exactly do you want to restore power to a refrigerator that runs all the time and doesn't get cold?
 
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Old 04-22-04, 08:08 AM
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"but why exactly do you want to restore power to a refrigerator that runs all the time and doesn't get cold?"

Perhaps he is using it as a lighted (when the door is open) storage cabinet.
 
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