Originally Posted by srh
You are obviously correct that it may not apply to all makes. I had a Maytag, late 1990's vintage in my house. Took it out and replaced it. I moved it in my garage temporarily. It tripped off every outlet with GFI protection.
Thanks for the clarification!
GFI outlets only monitor the outgoing and incoming current through the hot and neutral wire supplying the refrigerator. If your refrigerator trips every GFI you plug it into there is a problem with the fridge that causes the current to be uneven. (some of the current supplied through the hot wire is probably returning via the ground wire in the cord).
Similarly if an RV does the same thing there is a device or circuit in the RV leaking current to ground. Both are a safety issue. If the ground were to become disconnected (via loose wiring or faulty plug) that stray current could end up flowing through you instead!. The appliance should be checked. At a minimum NEVER EVER plug the appliance in via a cheater plug or pull the ground pin off!
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