I have a refrigerator which has compressor duty cycle of about 50% percent.
It’s set on 2 out of 5 which is the highest setting. It basically works for 12-13 minutes and then it’s of for about 16 minutes, and then cycle repeats.
Is this OK value?
One can begin by recognizing two very common characteristics of most refrigerators. Over a broad range of models and vintages, the operating characteristics of properly operating refrigerators under reasonable temperature conditions appear the same. A refrigerator turns on, runs for a while, turns off and is off for a while. It then turns on again and the cycle repeats. A typical,steady-state cycle is about 40 minutes with the duty cycle, or per cent running time, being about 50 percent for standard temperature differences between the food compartment of the refrigerator and the room in which the refrigerator is placed. In other words, a typical, properly operating refrigerator runs about 20 minutes and is off 20 minutes.