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Does an U/C refrigerator require

Posted by eleena (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 2, 12 at 12:33

a designated outlet?

I hope not but need to be sure. :-)

TIA!


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RE: Does an U/C refrigerator require

In the US code does not require a dedicated circuit for refrigerators, but it is recommended.


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Ok, great!

I have one for the full refrigerator but did not want to bother with the under counter one as it is not at all powerful.
TX!


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You should note, however, that many manufacturers of uc fridges specify a dedicated outlet in their installation manuals. Assuming the fridge is being installed as part of a permitted renovation, many inspectors will refuse to pass any installation that does not comply with the manufacturer's install instructions - so I'd recommend double checking before making any commitment.


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No, the manual did not say anything about the outlet being dedicated, so I guess I am good.

Thank you!


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Just don't use a GFI. If it trips, the fridge will lose power.


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That's a good point, plllog. If that outlet is part of the general use kitchen outlet circuit, it probably does terminate with a GFCI breaker switch.


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....and that is against code (not sure whether NEC or just local). I was dinged on that by an inspector.


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OK, this brings a new question:

Should I plug it into the receptacle that is specifically designated for DW/GD, according to the breaker panel?


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