Nuisance GFCI tripping, or something worse?
Every now and again, the GFCI receptacle on one of our kitchen's small-appliance branch circuits trips. This occurs when our refrigerator's ice-maker water valve solenoid energizes or de-energizes. I've always been somewhat puzzled by this, being that the refrigerator is downstream of the unprotected side of the receptacle. This has happened infrequently, probably several dozen times in the past ten years, since we've lived here. But I've always chalked it up to just a flaky GFCI receptacle nuisance-tripping.
Does anyone have a more dire assessment that I should be aware of?