So, uh, first things first, I'm calling a young electrician and an old electrician in the morning.
Until then, though: is it possible for a power outlet to, uh, reverse itself?
My fridge light stopped working tonight, and after about an hour without hearing the compressor kick in, I thought maybe the entire fridge had stopped working. (It's only a month old, so I figure it's even odds that it could be dodgy from the factory.) As a last-ditch resort, I did the IT standby of turning it off and on again -- only for the fridge to kick in immediately after I turned the switch off at the wall.
Right now my only theory is that the switch itself failed in the hour or so between me getting home and starting to make dinner. But I've never heard of anything like this happening before, so I thought I'd cast the question over to the H&A hivemind to see if a) anybody can tell me what the hell's going on, and b) how concerned I should be?
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