Ice Machine Engineering Manual.... .. the last three tags... Ice machine engineering manual haha funny lol
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#4 - threeeehuggings (02/24/2013) [+] (16 replies)
the last three tags...
the last three tags...
#1 - JFINE ONLINE (02/24/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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#2 - muffinssnuffims (02/24/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Haha so true.

As someone who does part time appliance repair work though, I can tell you that ice cubes can be a little hard to work with if you want that much precision without the machine becoming more expensive from it being hard to design.

The easiest thing would be to make the dispenser not use that shape, but that would make the actual icemaker less reliable and more complicated. Icemakers are mainly made with the assumption of people wanting their ice to work perfectly without breaking first and foremost, and the dispenser being more secondary.

Because a full ice cube is round on the bottom, but square on the top, it helps the little arms that push it out of the tray push it without it slipping away, but the bottom move without catching. Also, that shape is very easy to fill with water without having to move stuff out of the way and still letting you get it out with a simple rotating arm. Also, its important that the bottom be able to be heated so that the bottom doesn't freeze to the mold.

The more you know.

That said, it probably wouldn't be too hard to make the distributor WAY more reliable by keeping them in a closed spiral of some sort that they are motored all the way through, but that would cut down on storage as well as make manual removal much more difficult. And increased cost and maintenance by a little too, although personally I'd buy it if they made it. Might make one myself now that I've thought about it. This post got me thinking.

Funny, for all the icemakers I fix, I hate using them. But this is the only reason why. So I might try making something simple sometime and see if it changes my mind on using them.
#27 - Cleavland Steamer (02/24/2013) [+] (1 reply)
MFW I get the perfect amount of ice from the dispenser
#15 - mishaestrin (02/24/2013) [+] (2 replies)
User avatar #36 - galkawhm (02/24/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I don't like putting ice in my drinks. Less room for drink and by the time it's useful it's half melted and watered down what's left.
User avatar #41 - neonnurse (02/24/2013) [-]
User avatar #46 - himynameiskit (02/24/2013) [+] (16 replies)
Whoa, wait, back up a second.

People still use ice?
User avatar #52 to #48 - shayyman (02/24/2013) [-]
I prefer unfrozen ice myself
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#44 - popcornisland (02/24/2013) [-]
I've been playing TF2 way too much, Engineering and Dispenser.
I've been playing TF2 way too much, Engineering and Dispenser.
User avatar #33 - gearhead (02/24/2013) [-]
User avatar #39 - TheZealot (02/24/2013) [-]
And nobody has ever thought of just grabbing the exact number of ice cubes you want from the ice box?
User avatar #54 - supermegasherman (02/24/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I don't get it
User avatar #64 to #54 - danyoung (02/24/2013) [-]
Those refrigerators with ice dispensers, do that. 1 second, you hace 1 ice cube, 2 seconds, still one ice, 5 seconds and you have one ******* iceberg.
User avatar #26 - milthyfoustache (02/24/2013) [-]
Just push it twice
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