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#3138444 - 01/25/13 07:56 AM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TrailWatcher]
mike243
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your correct,every thing down stream of outlet would only be protected not before it,i is slow this am lol
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#3138876 - 01/25/13 12:19 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: mike243]
Crosshairy
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Status update: my wife thawed out a tube of ground venison last night, and it appeared to be essentially 100% OK. I hope that's a sign of fewer problems down the road.

Regarding the GFCI wiring changes, I see what you guys are saying, but I keep coming back to the fact that, unless the GFCI is faulty, the trip is valid and caused by a problem.

It's a lot easier to eliminate the problem (which I hope I have by never using that faulty compressor again) than build a work-around...especially with my limited electrical skills! \:\)

There is also a circuit interruption alarm that you can buy for pretty cheap that's audible from inside the house that I've read about. I didn't buy that one because I was afraid that a problem with the refrigeration of the freezer might not get caught as long as it was pulling juice (this happened to me about 3 years ago, and I lost an entire freezer full of food when the freezer stopped working). So instead, I got this little temperature alarm.

I just hope that most of the rest of this meat is still edible.
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#3138921 - 01/25/13 12:50 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: mike243]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
your correct,every thing down stream of outlet would only be protected not before it,i is slow this am lol


One solution I've heard is to run an extension cord up the wall to your garage door motor. Since outlets always come in pairs, most folks don't utilize the second one where their garage opener is plugged in......they don't run on the GFCI circuit. ;\)
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#3139317 - 01/25/13 05:14 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TAFKAP]
TrailWatcher
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Plugging a freezer into a GFI is asking too toss a whole bunch of money....I bet if you read the freezer manual it tells you not too....
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#3139764 - 01/25/13 10:07 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TrailWatcher]
hankll
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OK,I had a similar freezer burn with about 15 good Rib Eye steaks... Thinking I was about to throw way a $100 worth of good steak, I looked online, and actually found a remedy to resurrect the meat. My wife who is also in the "weenie" class, can detect anything not quite right......
The remedy is to take the frozen meat, unwrap it and place it on a a generous glob of Cool Whip on a tray. or container, deep enough to allow the meat to be covered as in, encased all over, with the Cool Whip. Allow the meat to thaw normally in open air. I grilled my Rib Eye's straight from the Cool Whip, to the Grill. I only added pepper to the steaks. I left the Cool Whip on the meat right onto the grill. I grilled them to my range of doneness, and took them off. My senses told me there was no freezer burn flavor......and my wife, also sensed no freezer burn flavor. One word about this, is to be sure that you use Cool Whip or anything that is non-dairy, as in some other store brand of the same thing. I can't say it would be desirable on Fish, or chicken, but red meat, it did work.

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#3139774 - 01/25/13 10:12 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: hankll]
TAFKAP
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Huh...that borders on the crazy right there.
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#3139781 - 01/25/13 10:18 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TAFKAP]
hankll
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Crazy enough that I tried it....what did I have to lose is the way I figured it.

Edited by hankll (01/25/13 10:18 PM)

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#3139792 - 01/25/13 10:32 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: hankll]
TAFKAP
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I can't say that I blame you one bit.
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#3139932 - 01/26/13 06:10 AM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TAFKAP]
mike243
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the evap fan motor is a open air design,it can & will let air/moisture thru it but its not broken when it trips a gfi,the idea of the gfi is folks using power tools that are not double insulated & have a ground on the cord that are being used outdoors.A fridge is made the same,it can & will trip it at some point ,a chest freezer would probably not trip 1 as none of the electrical parts are in the moist interior
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#3139949 - 01/26/13 07:02 AM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: mike243]
TrailWatcher
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Mike this is what I found on another site talking about Appliances and GFCIs
Amana - Amana appliances require a properly grounded and polarized outlet. Amana does not recommend the use of ground fault interrupter outlets (GFI) with our appliances. The use of this type of outlet may not allow the appliance to operate properly. Some appliance components could create enough resistance to trip the GFI outlet during normal use.
Frigidaire ~ Electrolux - Thank you for contacting Electrolux Home Products. We do not recommend the use of GFI outlets as they can go bad and cause loss of power to an appliance.
General Electric - No, we do not recommend GFI outlets with our appliances. GFCI or GFI (Ground fault circuit interrupt) GFI wall plugs check for any current or voltage that may "leak" to the ground. Most appliances have some current leakage to ground, especially electronic gas ranges. The spark igniter on a gas range will cause the GFCI to trip. It is recommended that you NOT plug an electric spark igniter gas range or ANY other major appliance into a GFI wall outlet. This includes: Refrigerators/Freezers, Microwaves/Advantiums, Dishwashers/Disposals, Electric Ranges/Wall Ovens, Gas Ranges (Electric Ignition), Washers, Dryers, Water Softeners, Filtration Systems with Electronic Monitors.


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