fridge trips rcd

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  1. dink

    dink Read Only Funster

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    Having just bought a kontiki m/h I am trying to get it ready for use, when i switch the fridge on via ehu the rcd trips after 3-4 seconds. So i took the fridge out wired it directly via a socket and it tripped the rcd. :cry:
    Any answers to this problem would be appreciated, or do i need to replace it, if so where from.
    Thanks
     
  2. TheBig1

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    Your element is gone short circuit or a wiring fault. More likely the element though as they tend to corrode at the back of the fridge where they are exposed to damp air through the fidge vents.

    Replacement is pretty straight forward, as its just 2 wires and a few cable clips holding it in. Parts available at various accessory shops or on EBay
     
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    +1 on the element being the culprit.
     
  4. dink

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    Thanks will replace element, as I have wired it directly via lead and plug which would rule out wiring fault also when fridge was taken out the air in the void felt damp. Will let you know if it worked.
     
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