Filter casing assembly for refrigerator

Application Number: 00108017
Application Date: 2000.06.08
Publication Number: 1276511
Publication Date: 2000.12.13
Priority Information: 1999/6/8 KR 21213/1999; 1999/7/9 KR 27816/1999
International: F25D15/00;F25C1/00
Applicant(s) Name: LG Electronics Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: Kim Il-Cin;Gwon Yong-Cheol;Kim Si-chae
Patent Agency Code: 11219
Patent Agent: gu gongxia
Abstract A filter housing assembly for refrigerators is disclosed. The assembly comprises an upper filter housing, a lower filter housing, a valve, and a passage control lever. The upper filter housing has an inlet, an outlet, an inflow passage and an outflow passage. The lower filter passage is detachably combined with the upper filter housing and holds a filter element for purifying water supplied through the inflow passage of the upper filter housing. The valve has a first passage hole, a second passage hole and a third passage hole so as to selectively connect the inlet to the outlet, and the inlet and the outlet respectively to the first inflow passage and the first outflow passage. The passage control lever is fixedly connected at its one end to the valve so as to rotate the valve for the selective connection of the valve.