An outage occurring from a grid failure usually won’t damage your appliances, but a surge will - and there can be surges associated with outages. Modern fridges have a lot of sensitive controls these days, electronics, etc. so they are very susceptible to even a very small surge, unlike the older, simpler models which were a bit more resilient. Here are some tips that might help resolve the issue:
- Unplug the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes, then plug it back in.
- Check the circuit breaker for the refrigerator. If the handle is halfway between on and off, the breaker has tripped.
- Inspect the refrigerator for signs of electrical damage, particularly along the power cord.
- Check the control board, which is the most sensitive component in the refrigerator.