Because the refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in your home, it is important to fix it promptly, when it is broken. Read the following tips for advice on restoring power to your fridge, fast:
- Check to see if the outlet your refrigerator is plugged into is a GFI outlet. If so, simply reset the outlet and you should have power again. However, you should also make sure to call your electrician to replace this outlet with a standard outlet as soon as possible. Refrigerators should not be plugged into a GFI outlet because this could lead to unexpected outages when you are away.
- If you are unable to solve the problem on your own, you will need to call a skilled electrician to help you troubleshoot and fix the problem for you. To temporarily power your refrigerator, take a heavy duty extension cord and plug it into a nearby outlet that still has power.
This will help ensure that you do not lose any food while waiting for the troubleshooting to be completed!