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Are Your Appliances Tripping Your Circuit Breakers?

A tripped circuit breaker can be a nuisance.

And when it happens repeatedly, you often wonder if your home appliances are to blame.

Here are the ins and outs of tripped circuit breakers in the kitchen and what you can do to fix it.

 

What are Circuit Breakers?

Circuit breakers are installed in the home’s electrical box as a safety mechanism. Before circuit breakers, many homes had fuses, and fuses had a tendency to overheat and create home fires. Not a good situation! A circuit breaker is designed to “trip” when it receives an overload of power that the circuit cannot handle.

 

I lose power every time I run two kitchen appliances. Do I need appliance repair to fix the issue?

While you may see that two kitchen appliances – refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, etc. – are plugged into two different outlets, chances are they are on the same circuit. And when those two appliances start working at the same time, they are sending too much power to the particular circuit and shutting down the whole operation for your safety. So in this case, the issue is not with your kitchen appliances, but rather with the electrical system. Call a licensed home electrician to come remedy the issue. Chances are, they will put the two appliances on different circuits to avoid further Dallas appliance repair.

 

Which appliances are most likely to trip the circuit breaker?

Refrigerators require a lot of energy to operate, and older model refrigerators are one of the top culprits for tripping circuit breakers in the kitchen. Thankfully, refrigerators are getting more and more energy efficient, reducing the risk of a tripped breaker.

 

If you are constantly having a circuit breaker issue when running your kitchen appliances and aren’t sure what the issue is, you can always call Appliance Rescue Service in Addison, Texas to get you a consultation and determine where the issue lies. Our technicians can evaluate your appliances and make sure they are in proper working order before it's too late!

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Appliance Ratings: Most Reliable Refrigerator Brands

At Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas, we not only want to save you money when doing Dallas appliance repairs, but we also want to recommend brands that are going to perform well, day in day out. Take a look at this list of the most reliable refrigerator brands, as rated by Consumer Reports:

 

French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Models

This refrigerator style has now become the most popular refrigerator configuration, as reported by Consumer Reports, and it’s not hard to see why! Many consumers want to see their food at eye level, not bend now and dig around in lower level crisper drawers and shelves. Of these models, Consumer Reports rates the Kenmore brand as the most reliable, beating out other popular brands like Whirlpool, Maytag, and KitchenAid.

 

Side-by-Side Refrigerator Models

The second most popular type of refrigerator is the side-by-side model, with about 25% of respondents owning this type of refrigerator. Surprisingly, reliability numbers are pretty consistent across side-by-side brands, but Consumer Reports gives the nod to Samsung because of its impressive features, efficiency, and overall performance.

 

Top Freezer Refrigerator Models

Once the most popular type of refrigerator out there, top freezer models are now much less common. That being said, nearly 16% of respondents still own this style. If a top freezer is what you want, then go for Maytag or Frigidaire as the most reliable refrigerator brands.

 

Overall Refrigerator Brand Satisfaction

Don’t see your favorite brand listed above? Don’t worry. Refrigerators have come a long way, and brand satisfaction is very high across the board! When looking at overall brand satisfaction across all categories, all brands performed well, with standouts being LG at #1, Samsung #2, and Kenmore #3.

 

Hopefully this helps you select the most reliable refrigerator brands, but should you ever need Dallas appliance repair, be sure to call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service!

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