If the power goes out to your refrigerator or freezer, you need to fix it fast! Here are two tips to help you quickly restore power:
1. If your refrigerator is plugged into a GFI receptacle (a receptacle is an outlet), you can re-set the GFI and see if you now have power. If this works, that’s great! Now that it’s working again you should make arrangements to replace the GFI with a regular receptacle as soon as possible.
Refrigerators should never be plugged into a GFI receptacle because GFIs are very sensitive, and you don’t want to be on vacation and lose power to your refrigerator just because the GFI accidentally shut off. So if your refrigerator is plugged into a GFI receptacle, you should replace the GFI with a regular receptacle.
2. If you can’t restore power to the receptacle that your refrigerator is plugged into, call us to troubleshoot and fix the problem. In the meantime, plug the refrigerator cord into a heavy-duty extension cord and into a receptacle that has power.
This will keep your food safe until we arrive.