Troy Loney wrote:Something similar happened to us with our dryer, my ex's dad bought some part and hooked it up to the electric box and going forward it worked. I'm sure that doesn't help, but do you really plan on messing around with the electric wiring or are you just going to get someone who knows what they're doing to come out and fix it?
mac5155 wrote:Additionally. are they 3 pronged plugs? sometimes, what someone does is runs a 3 pronged plug, which requires a ground, off a 2 wire run from the breaker box (read no ground wire). If this is the case, you would need to run a ground wire from the box the whole way up to the outlets. If they are all 3 on the same breaker then you run the ground to each individual outlet on the run. You "technically and safely" cant have a 3 prong outlet with only 2 wires. Lot of electricians get lazy and ground it to the outlet box, which is not good.
mac5155 wrote:Yep, I'm no expert electrician by any means but it sounds like you have a bad ground somewhere in the span of the circuit that's throwing the whole thing off. Running a sweeper or TV off a 2-prong adapter isnt bad. Running a refrigerator off a surge protector off a 2 prong adapter probably isnt the best thing to do. I'd look into getting either a legit 3-prong plug, or a GFI plug to plug the refrigerator directly into the wall.
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