October 20, 2006, Newsletter Issue #14: My Refrigerator Doesn't Run

Tip of the Week

There are many reasons why a refrigerator isn't working. Some of them are obvious and don't require replacement Amana refrigerator parts, GE refrigerator parts, and the like. If you haven't checked these, start with this list and troubleshoot the following: 1. A tripped circuit breaker 2. An unplugged fridge 3. Inadequate extension cords 4. Burned out, frayed, or scorched extension cords 5. No current to the power outlet 6. A burned, frayed, or otherwise damaged refrigerator power cord These are basic fixes with no additional refrigerator parts to purchase, but those purchases could be necessary in the case of extension cords. Major damage to your appliance can result with the improper use of an extension cord. Some people don't realize that you must never use an extension cord that is lighter or weaker than the power cord you are plugging it into. Using a weaker cord can damage the cord, the plug, and the refrigerator itself in the case of a power surge through the weaker cord.

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