Water feed device of ice making equipment

Application Number: 00107051
Application Date: 2000.04.19
Publication Number: 1282863
Publication Date: 2001.02.07
Priority Information: 1999/8/3 JP 219975/99
International: F25C1/22;F25D11/02
Applicant(s) Name: Toshiba K.K.
Inventor(s) Name: Arai Kunio;Suda Keijiro;Uchida Yoshihide
Patent Agency Code: 31100
Patent Agent: fang xiaogong
Abstract In an water supply apparatus for an ice maker, water in a water supply tank provided in a refrigeration chamber of a refrigerator is pumped by a pump part and temporarily received by a water receiver part and then supplied to an ice making tray in a freezing chamber from an opening formed in a heat insulation partition plate below a vegetable chamber through the water supply pipe. The water supply pipe is inserted in a guide pipe and can be removed together with the water receiving part. The pump part is secured to a lid part and installed in the water supply tank. A motor part for driving an impeller of the pump part is installed in a deeper side partitioned by a partition plate and is rotated by magnetic attraction force. A constitution of the water supply tank can be simplified, the water pipe can be removed and cleaning of the tank and the pipe can be simply and quickly performed.