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Does a standard home refrigerator typically require GFCI protection?

Always
20%
In most cases
5%
In some cases
31%
Never
40%
Not sure
2%
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Question: Does a standard home refrigerator typically require GFCI protection?
Top Answer (40% of 35 votes): Never.

Answer: Never
Explanation: No it has a motor and compressor that would be affected by the GFCI.
D B Electric
Answer: Never
Explanation: As long as it is installed in a kitchen, but in a garage or an unfinished basement of a Dwelling unit, the refrigerator must have a GFCI circuit.
My Electrician
Answer: Always
Explanation: New code requirements make all outlets, lighting, ect in a home to be protected by a arc fault and/or GFCI protection either by the device or by the breaker.
Seabreeze Electric
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Not required
Kristoff Electric
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Most of the time should be dedicated receptacle
Advanced Electrical and Energy
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: New NEC code requires gfci protection if within 6 feet of the sink in the kitchen
Jove Electric
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: it depends where it is such as outdoor patio
Advanced Home Automation
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: No, but with recent NEC changes yes its required
DiBiagio Electrical Construction llc
Answer: Never
Explanation: If GFCI should "trip" and you are away you WILL lose ALL of your food. A Dedicated circuit is suggested
La Rose Home Repair
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: New NEC requires!
EVA Electric, Inc.
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