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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 (38% of 50 votes): Never.

Answer: Always
Explanation: Any kitchen circuit requires GFCI protection
Roche Electric & Consulting
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If there is water yes. Latest code changes say yes. But not every municipality enforces the latest code.
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Electrical code does not require refrigerators to have a GFCI outlet, but it is a good idea to use one if the outlet is in an area that may see water.
Construct Boss
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
Answer: Always
Explanation: NEC 2011
Gacem 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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Some local City codes require GFCI protection to the refrigerator.
LED Electrical Services
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: A good idea, but not required.
John's Appliance Installations
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