I'm re-wiring my kitchen and I'm taking notes on the load of all the appliances and lighting, etc. I noticed the following about my refrigerator:
It states a 20A circuit requirement, but why? The stated load doesn't come anywhere close to the allowed load even on a 10A circuit, let alone a 15A circuit. Can refrigerators have really big spikes in load or something? And if so, wouldn't one want the breaker to trip?