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Does a standard home refrigerator typically require GFCI protection?

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Question: Does a standard home refrigerator typically require GFCI protection?
Top Answer (37% of 29 votes): In some cases.

Answer: Always
Explanation: NEC 2011
Gacem Electric
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: Some local City codes require GFCI protection to the refrigerator.
LED Electrical Services
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: A good idea, but not required.
John's Appliance Installations
Answer: Always
Explanation: New NEC requires!
EVA Electric, Inc.
Answer: Never
Explanation: No it has a motor and compressor that would be affected by the GFCI.
D B Electric
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