Adding outlet for Refrigerator (Garage) with a GFCI protected outlet

Question

Need advice on how to install a plug (non-GFCI protected) in the garage for the beer fridge, while still keeping the GFCI outlet for future installation of outlets on the same wall in the garage.

Have had the refrigerator plugged into a GFCI outlet and after a period of hours, the GFCI trips.  The only way that it will reset is if I let the refrigerator sit for a few hours and then it would let me reset.  However, after 8-9 hours running, the GFCI would trip again.

The only solution that I could think of is installing a non-GFCI outlet for the fridge only and have the other outlets GFCI protected.

Looking forward to guidance.

Thanks.

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David 3 years 1 Answer 899 views

Answer ( 1 )

  1. Replacing it would be fine. However I would be more concern on the amp draw. So besides that, is this the only GFCI outlet on that line?

     

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