07:43AM | 08/26/13
Be warned, the type of protector you need for a refrigerator or window A/C units is not for the motor but for the compressor. What damages a refrigerator or window A/C is not so much surges but the times when the electrical service "blinks" or goes off for just a very short time and then back on. The compressors are then re-starting under load and this will do expensive damage.
Both Tripp Lite and Belkin, probably many other manufacturers also, have these in 120V and 240V single outlet devices made exactly for these applications. They have a 3 minute delay before the power is restored, giving the compressors time to pressure equalize. They also will sense and perform the same for a brown out or high voltage surge..keeping the appliance disconnected until the line current is restored to normal.


02:48AM | 10/23/13
Member Since: 10/23/13
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My Maytag, model MFD2561HEQ, has both a "motherboard" and also a device called an "overload relay". Problems have been numerous i.e., both of the above devices, and the ice maker, have been toasted due to our frequent lighting storms here on Viliano Beach, Fl.

Unless someone else has a better product that they've used and can recommend, I'm going to order the Hubbel 5262IS surge protector.

Note: Thankfully, I ordered a 12 month service plan that has covered labor and replacement parts.

Also, if you live where there are similar weather conditions then I highly recommend a surge protector for you electronic devices.


12:45PM | 02/15/14
Too bad the most current content is not at the top of the list instead of way back on the last page.

My fridge has a motherboard for the condenser. Cost $200 in a service call after several power flickers in the latest snowstorms/icestorms. Again, the repair person suggested a surge protector. Certainly worth my money considering the fridge is only a few years old.

Need a surge protector - need to know where to find one and don't need the old news first.


12:21AM | 03/24/14
Lowes has appliance surge protectors. I had to get one for my oven, after a mother board fried. I also picked up one for my frig too. They have them set up in the section with the regular surge protectors.


05:27PM | 05/09/14
Anyone who says you don't need a surge protector must have an ancient refrigerator.


11:15AM | 07/04/14
Trust me. A surge protector is definitely needed for a refrigerator. Today's modern refrigerators contain computers which allows you to program the appliances to do many things. That's what will get fried. It happened to me. The days of a refrigerator containing basically just a compressor motor, and electric motors are not delicate are ling gone my friends. Live and learn


05:36PM | 07/16/14
This is one I came across. Looking for one for myself. I'm in FL & the storms and power issues are messing up my appliances. I search appliance surge protector and found some. I searched Appliance surge protector delay (since I read delaying the power returning is better) & found this one on amazon.

mar d

01:10PM | 07/21/14
Member Since: 07/21/14
3 lifetime posts

mar d

01:12PM | 07/21/14
Member Since: 07/21/14
3 lifetime posts
i have a 1986 sub zero do i need a surge protector , i just went for a fortune for a compressor
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