The fridge compressor operates continuously

Last updated 10/01/2023 07:59


  • The fridge compressor operates continuously

Applies to:

  • Fridge freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer


1. Set a higher temperature.

Keep your fridge temperature set at 4°C and your freezer set at -18°C

2. Check whether the door is closed properly and avoid leaving the door open for a long time.

3. Let the food temperature decrease to room temperature before storage.

4. Check whether the ambient temperature is too high relative to the climate class on the rating plate.

Too high ambient temperature may cause insufficient cooling. The higher the ambient temperature, the longer the compressor will run.

5. Check that the appliance has been installed with adequate ventilation.

You can find the ventilation requirements in your user manual or installation guide. 

Download the user manual.


  • The temperature is set incorrectly.
  • Many food products were put in at the same time.
  • Food products placed in the appliance were too warm.
  • The room temperature is too high.
  • The door is not closed correctly.
  • The door has been opened too frequently.


  • The compressor on a refrigerator or a freezer can run for approx. 45 minutes per hour. Electronically controlled compressors run continuously, but with changed intensity, as needed. This is normal and not a malfunction

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  • Keep to the recommended temperatures. 4 degrees for the fridge and -18 for the freezer. This secures an ideal balance between keeping food fresh and using the minimum amount of energy
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  • Don’t keep the door open for too long when deciding what to eat. This allows for the temperature to increase

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