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Has anyone installed an ice maker in a freezer that wasn't equipped for one?

Old 12-21-2008, 10:33 AM
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I was going to suggest putting a bottled water dispensor next to the new fridge, for a water source, until I saw where the wife told you she'd prefer the extra space.

Removing the ice-maker will probably be fairly easy, You're going to leave some screw holes but some PVC tape or screws will be an effective if unsighly seal. As you take it out make notes so you can re-install it later or to help with your installation in the other freezer.

The few that I have looked at have the controls on the ice-maker itself so you'll just have to determine how to supply power. I'd suggest a seperate cord so you don't have to worry how it impacts the fridge controls.

You probably know it's better to have a dedicated circuit for a fridge/freezer unit. I'm sure the ice-maker would be fine in the same circuit as the fridge you are modifying. If it's not a seperate circuit already I'd suggest making that change to be safe.

Good luck!
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:38 AM
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RussH - 12/20/2008 8:48 PM
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks, Russ
You could get a little icemaker made for countertop use, and you could bag your ice and move it to a freezer as it is produced.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:05 PM
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I will check the 24V -vs- 120V, that could be a deal breaker with trying to use the ice maker.

SurferGirl- I don't want the hassle of a countertop unit. I didn't want to have to buy anything else as I already have an unused ice maker.

If I can't connect the ice maker from my LG refrigerator/freezer I will simply keep buying ice like I have for the past 30 years.

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Old 12-21-2008, 05:11 PM
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Either the ribs are better, or you got in contact with Tireless.
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dahoooo my bad............sorry.
Sound good though didn't it?
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:51 PM
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Have you considered a gravity fed redneck engineered water feed? I am thinking a 5 gallon water container that sits on top of the freezer, with a tube that runs from the bottom of the jug to the ice maker. Would that work?

If you want to put an ice maker in a chest freezer, I would look around for a retrofit automatic kit I could install. As opposed to ripping apart something else just to get to the guts.
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