Mornin' I have been asked how many amps my refer uses during operations ever day. First of all , it is a Hotpoint, double door, that is freezer top , refer bottom. Here we go: Start-up amps: 2.78 Which only lasts about two seconds After 5 min. 1.7 20 min. 1.36 1 hr - 20 min 1.26 10 hrs 1.20 So these numbers all came from my "Kill-A-Watt" In about 15 minutes or so, I will give you the accumulated numbers.