We've been having problems with our lights dimming recently. We've had similar problems with bathroom fans slowing, plus the TV and dishwasher will reset.
I have a suspicion that it caused by the fridge. It's been making bad motor sounds and freezing up. When we unplug the fridge, it seems to stop our issue with the lights dimming. When we plug the fridge back in, the lights immediately dim for a second and then the periodic light dimming starts back up.
My question is whether a fridge can draw enough power to cause dimming throughout the house. I know there's an initial surge when you plug in a big appliance, but shouldn't it immediately settle down? If it's causing further periodic dimming, then is there something wrong with the fridge? Or could this be a wiring issue?
I know this is hard to diagnose from afar, but looking for some opinions to point me in the right direction (new fridge or call an electrician).