We've got a fairly new fridge, maybe a year old, and we've
discovered that it's causing power spikes especially when
it clicks on. Sometimes these spikes continue for some time.
These spikes hit any equipment that's in the kitchen and using
different outlets. It's an old house, so my question is,
is this a fire hazard? And is this indicative of a fridge that's
defective or could it just be the old wiring? These spikes
cause the screen on my laptop to flicker, which doesn't
happen when it's connected to outlets in other rooms
(or buildings) or on battery power.
14 years ago