UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51 Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 924 times:
One of my buddies (yeah, you know who) has a cool fridge (ha, ha) that has a built-in ice cube distributor. I could not take it apart to observe the inner workings of the device, so how does the thing work ?
Btw, no relation to NWA whatsoever
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Fritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 912 times:
Either there is a water cable connected to it or there is a containter inside that you fill up. Then it is freezed (what a surprise!) inside the door, and when you push the button to get ice, you will get ice!
ProSimTec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 854 times:
The ice maker signals a watervalve to permit water to flow into the tray.
When the water tray thermostat senses that the tray has reached a certain temperature, it signals the ice maker to begin ejecting the cubes.
ArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3515 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 843 times:
....Adding to ProSimTec, after the cubes are in the "holding tray" and you press the button to get ice, a large corkscrew device like a wine bottle opener (Only bigger) carries the ice to the chute where it is either crushed if you want to sent directly out to a cup or whatever drinking apparatus you have. At least that's how they are in the USA.