Modern freezers save energy by running longer, but at a slower speed. Most of the energy used in a freezer is from starting the compressor.


These are factors that contribute to a freezer running too frequently or too long:


  • Room is hot and/or humid. The freezer will run more if the room has high humidity or high temperature.

  • Warm food may have been placed in the freezer compartment.

  • The freezer door or lid is ajar. Make sure nothing is blocking it from closing.

  • Doors may have been opened frequently or for an extended period of time.

  • Check the gasket for a proper seal. Make sure it is not damaged.

  • The compressor will run longer after the initial installation or after a long power outage.