Good afternoon, need some help of the new code and GFI outlets. are there any exception to non accessible outlets. Issue, newer style refrigerators are increasing design with DC Inverted compressor and will not operate on a GFI outlet.
210.8(A)(6)&(7) require readily accessible GFCI protection for the small appliance kitchen counter receptacles and for any receptacle that is not part of those circuits but located within 6 feet of the top inside edge of the bowl or sink in any dwelling unit. If the refrigerator is on a dedicated branch circuit and the receptacle is not within 6 feet of the top inside edge of the bowl or sink, GFCI protection is not required.
210.8(B)(2)&(5) require readily accessible GFCI protection for any receptacle in a kitchen or within 6 feet of the top inside edge of a bowl or sink in other than dwelling units. If the refrigerator in question was placed in a kitchen in other than a dwelling unit, GFCI protection would be required at a readily accessible location. The GFCI protection could be provided as part of the circuit breaker for the refrigerator branch circuit.
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