Abstract: An ice making system includes an ice making unit that makes ice cubes; a cold air generator unit that cools air inside a cooling duct so as to produce cold air, a cold air circulation unit that supplies the cold air from the cold air generator to the ice making unit and discharges the cold air from the ice making unit to the cold air generator, and a drainage unit that drains defrost water produced from the cooling duct to an outside.
Abstract: A wall-mounted drum-type washing machine include a rear panel mounted on a wall surface; a control block on the rear panel; a power line extending from the control block to outside the rear panel; and a guide unit on a rear surface of the rear panel, fixing the power line and guiding it to the outside of the rear panel.
Abstract: A refrigerator includes a refrigerator main body configured to define an outer shell of the refrigerator and a door configured to open and close an internal space of the refrigerator main body. The refrigerator further includes an ice-making unit provided in the door and a cold air generation unit configured to circulate a refrigerant so that a cold air is supplied to the internal space. The refrigerator further includes an ice-making pipe installed within the ice-making unit so that the ice-making unit makes heat exchange with the refrigerant, a refrigerant pipe installed in the refrigerator main body so as to receive the refrigerant from the cold air generation unit, and a soft pipe disposed around a folding portion of the refrigerator main body and the door and configured to interconnect the ice-making pipe and the refrigerant pipe in a stretchable manner.
Abstract: A refrigerator having a cool air path damper assembly that can remove dew from the damper housing when the cool air path damper opens and closes. The damper assembly has an anti-freezing pad attached to its upper surface. An elastic anti-freezing member is inserted into the anti-freezing pad. The elastic anti-freezing member moves with the damper when the damper switches between an open and a closed state. During such a motion, the elastic anti-freezing member sweeps through the interior surface of the housing and thereby removes moisture from the interior surface. This can prevent ice formation on the damper due to rapid temperature drop when the damper opens.
Abstract: A washing machine with a liquid additive supply device capable of sensing an amount of liquid additive contained therein. A buoyancy body and a sensing unit are disposed in a reservoir tank of the liquid additive supply device. The vertical position and therefore the distance between the buoyancy body and a sensing unit vary with the surface level of liquid additive in the reservoir tank due to buoyancy effect. The buoyancy body may include a magnetic body and the sensing unit can detect the intensity of the magnetic body. The surface level of the liquid additive is too low, the sensing unit can generate a signal indicative of liquid additive shortage.
Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a refrigerator comprising an ice machine, the refrigerator comprising: a main body, a door, a dispenser disposed on a front surface of the door, a compressor, a condenser and an expansion valve on the door, an ice tray disposed in the ice-making compartment, a refrigerant pipe configured to connect the compressor, the condenser, and the expansion valve, a heater disposed at a peripheral portion of the ice tray, a drain duct disposed under the ice tray, and a defrost water discharge pipe configured to couple the drain duct and the excess water tray.
Abstract: An ice-making device for a refrigerator. The ice-making device includes an ice tray, an ice-storing unit, and a slide. The slide is configured to guide ice pieces discharged from the ice tray toward the ice-storing unit. The ice-storing unit includes an ice storage part configured to accommodate the ice pieces released from the ice-making unit and a drive device configured to drive a delivery member for discharging the ice pieces from the ice storage part. The ice tray extends to a location above the drive device.
Abstract: An ice maker for refrigerator. The ice maker includes a case for protecting a cooling space to which cold air is supplied, an ice making assembly for making ice by using the cold air in the cooling space, an ice bucket for containing the ice made by the ice making assembly in the cooling space, a discharge assembly having an insulation space which is provided as a path through which the ice contained in the ice bucket is discharged to the outside of the case, and a deodorizing filter placed on a cold air channel that allows the cold air to go by the ice bucket after the cold air coming from the ice making assembly passes through the insulation space.
Abstract: A dispenser assembly for a refrigerator including a removable discharge nozzle. The dispenser assembly includes a dispenser body, a water supply flow path and a removable discharge nozzle removably supported by a storage part formed in the dispenser body. The removable discharge nozzle is coupled to an extension hose can be pulled out of the dispenser body by a user for dispensing water. The removable discharge nozzle includes a discharge flow path, a rotating shaft installed in the discharge flow path, an opening/closing member, and a discharge button for user manipulation.
Abstract: A refrigerator includes an ice-making unit disposed in the door and can make ice through direct cooling by a refrigerant without using cold air flow. A cold air generation system operates to circulate the refrigerant for supplying a cold air flow for the refrigerator. A refrigerant pipe is installed in the refrigerator main body to branch off some refrigerant from the cold air generation system. An ice-making pipe is installed within the ice-making unit and receives the refrigerant from the refrigerant pipe. Water freezes into ice through heat transfer between the ice-making unit and the ice-making pipe containing refrigerant. A soft pipe is disposed around a hinge shaft of the refrigerator main body and the door and configured to interconnect the ice-making pipe and the refrigerant pipe in a twistable manner.
Abstract: A dispenser assembly for a refrigerator includes a dispenser body, a water supply flow path and a removable discharge nozzle removably placed in a storage part formed in the dispenser body. The removable discharging unit is coupled to an extension hose and can be pulled out of the dispenser body by a user for dispensing water.
Abstract: A wall-mounted drum-type washing machine includes a rear panel mounted on a wall surface; a tub containing wash water; a rotatable drum in the tub; a driving unit providing power to the drum; a coupling unit on the rear panel coupled to a rotatable driving shaft of the drum; and a disposition portion preventing the driving unit connected to the driving shaft from interfering with the wall surface.
Abstract: An over-the-range microwave oven including a duct unit configured to direct air from the back of the oven to the front. The duct unit includes a first panel disposed between the housing and the cooking unit of the oven. The first panel forms a bottom wall of the duct unit. The duct unit further includes at least a pair of second panels disposed on both lateral sides of the first panel. The gap between the pair of second panels decreases from one side end toward the other side end.
Abstract: A refrigerator includes a main body configured to have a storage space for storing food, a cooling part provided in the main body and comprising a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator which constitute a cooling/freezing cycle, a refrigerant pipe for circulating refrigerant based on the refrigerating cycle, and an ice machine in the storage space. The ice machine includes a case providing an ice-making space, an ice-making pipe extending from the refrigerant pipe to the case, a cooling plate on a surface of the case and configured to be in contact with the ice-making pipe, and an ice-making tray on the cooling plate so as to be cooled by the cooling plate, and configured to accommodate water for generating ice.
Abstract: There is provided a refrigerator having a locking device for an ice bucket and a method for installing a locking device for an ice bucket. A refrigerator having a locking device for an ice bucket, comprising: a main body; a storage space within the main body; an ice space configured to be disposed inside the main body, and partitioned from the storage space, and having a front opening; an ice bucket comprising an ice storage portion which stores ice generated within the ice space; and a cover member which is disposed in front of the ice storage portion to cover a front of the ice space and configured to be slidably installed in the ice space; and a locking device configured to lock the ice bucket within the ice space to prevent the ice bucket from being drawn out of the ice space by itself.
Abstract: A method for controlling a refrigerator may include sensing whether a door of a refrigerator compartment is open, determining whether a compressor of the refrigerator is being driven, continuing driving a fan of the refrigerator if the door is open and the compressor is being driven, and driving the fan until the compressor is driven if the door is open and the compressor is not being driven.
Abstract: A refrigerator including an ice maker and cutters for crushing ice produced from the ice maker. The cutters include fixed cutters and rotational cutters. Through holes are formed on the cutters to facilitate cold air flow to pass through the cutters and into the ice crushing space. The rotational cutters can rotate in one direction to crush the ice, and can rotate in another direction to leave the ice uncrushed.
Abstract: According to a tub for a washing machine according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, a bottom portion, an outer side wall portion, an inner side wall portion, a water flow passage side wall are integrally formed by injection molding so as to form a water flow passage. An apparatus and a method of manufacturing the tub for a washing machine according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure allow the bottom portion, the outer side wall portion, the inner side wall portion, and the water flow passage side wall to be integrally formed by injection molding.
Abstract: A refrigerator is disclosed including a refrigerator compartment configured to store food, and a door configured to selectively open and close the refrigerator compartment. The door includes a first frame disposed on a front surface and side surfaces of the door, and second frames connected to a top and a bottom of the first frame, where the first frame and/or the second frames including fixing portions configured to fix the first frame to the second frames. A manufacturing method for efficiently manufacturing a refrigerator is also disclosed.
Abstract: A refrigerator includes a main body having a food storage space therein, a door installed on the main body and configured to have an ice compartment therein and to close the food storage space, a compressor, a condenser, and an expansion valve that are installed in the door, and an ice generator installed in the ice compartment. The ice generator includes a tray configured to receive and contain water therein, a refrigerant pipe line configured to connect the compressor, the condenser, and the expansion valve to each other and cool the tray by conduction, and one or more lock rings configured to connect in an airtight fashion the refrigerant pipe line to the compressor, the condenser, and the expansion valve.