Refrigerator Quit

Re: Refrigerator Quit

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:27 pm

I think it's a GE, the box itself never recieved any water that I can see. It all wicked down the wires into the breakers themselves. You know a breaker has an issue when it has a brown stain running out of the face of it. :roll:
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Re: Refrigerator Quit

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:38 pm

SMITTY wrote:A year after I bought this place, I replaced a nice Federal-Pacific breaker box with the same problem. Surprised I didn't have any electrical issues, other than breakers tripping on anything larger than 200 Watts. The box was a complete pile of rust, indicating it had leaked like this for years! :shock:

I had the same issue.... water was running down the large piece of Ox4 romax pigtail, from the powermeter to the CB main. Really rusted out a lot of breakers and they would trip with the slightest load. I installed all new, and while the meter was off, I caulked up the new pigtail and the top of the new Meter mount. That cured the leaking issues permanently.
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Re: Refrigerator Quit

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:42 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:I caulked up the new pigtail and the top of the new Meter mount. That cured the leaking issues permanently.

Ditto here, that sillycone is great stuff. :)
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Re: Refrigerator Quit

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:26 pm

SMITTY wrote:A year after I bought this place, I replaced a nice Federal-Pacific breaker box with the same problem. Surprised I didn't have any electrical issues, other than breakers tripping on anything larger than 200 Watts. The box was a complete pile of rust, indicating it had leaked like this for years! :shock:

Just for giggles, do a Google search on Federal-Pacific breakers ...... turns out I'm lucky to still have a house! :shock: :shock: :shock:



I am a square d guy for the most part QO no homeline tho.....

the 5 family has 5 FPE's all with 25 yr old breakers and have replace 1 out of over 100 of them

clean dry warm location and tight connections is the answer and luck!!!
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Re: Refrigerator Quit

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:07 pm

UPDATE! The new, new refrigerator will be here Monday. The new one had a glacier creeping out of the freezer wall and an ice maker that sounded like one of those thingies that turns a car into shreds of steel. The fan sounded like it had walnut shells in it too. :) Oh yeah, and the dishwasher had a hinge break. :roll: I'm starting to think the place is haunted by the Maytag repair guy.
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Re: Refrigerator Quit

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:33 pm

coaledsweat wrote:UPDATE! The new, new refrigerator will be here Monday. The new one had a glacier creeping out of the freezer wall and an ice maker that sounded like one of those thingies that turns a car into shreds of steel. The fan sounded like it had walnut shells in it too. :) Oh yeah, and the dishwasher had a hinge break. :roll: I'm starting to think the place is haunted by the Maytag repair guy.


I hear the original Maytag repair guy was fond of lays potato chips...maybe you can bribe him? :D
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