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Post# 686170   6/28/2013 at 14:46 (3,944 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Westinghouse described as a Whirlpool. Either way, decent looking 'fridge!

 

Notice the old round ice maker!



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Post# 686215 , Reply# 1   6/28/2013 at 20:41 (3,943 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        
Ok, I'll bite...

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How does the round ice maker work? I have never seen one. Who made it? Anyone have pictures of such a beast?

RCD


Post# 686232 , Reply# 2   6/29/2013 at 01:50 (3,943 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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John (Combo52) recently showed me one of these interesting ice makers. They make ice cubes one at a time. I'm wondering if this one works but they do have a very unusual design! I knew someone who had a very similar fridge until she passed away last year but her's didn't have the ice maker!

Post# 686236 , Reply# 3   6/29/2013 at 03:49 (3,943 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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The ad says non working ice maker. I've only seen one up close, and personal, it didn't work, either.


Post# 686249 , Reply# 4   6/29/2013 at 06:38 (3,943 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Anybody have tech info or diagrams to share on the ice maker?


Post# 686266 , Reply# 5   6/29/2013 at 09:02 (3,943 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        
One cube at a time?

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Like a carousel? How long to make 1 cube? Sorry, but this really interests me. Is it in theory like the conveyer belt type I've seen in the older GE bottom freezers (another I/m I'd love to tear apart...)?

I've seen several of the refrigerators around here but never with the ice maker. Since ice makers are a fair majority of the calls I make, I've kinda made ice maker designs an interest to study.

RCD


Post# 686736 , Reply# 6   7/1/2013 at 21:08 (3,940 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Unusual Ice Makers

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Andy and others I have a collection of early IMs. The only conveyor belt style IM I ever saw in a home ref was the first Frigidaire Automatic IM, FD called it AIS for automatic ice service.

 

This Westinghouse  IM was built by WH, I only ever saw one that was working [ in fact the the Lady that owned it said it would not shut off and she had had to throw away a whole bucket of ice every morning or the whole freezer would start to fill with ice cubes, LOL ] I would love to get my hands on the water valve in that WH refrigerator as my WH IM is missing the inlet valve and it is very unique as it exactly measures the water for each ice cube as it fills just one cube at a time. WH did not make this IM long and they sold a kit to install a WP IM to replace it when it broke, WH continued to use WP IMs thereafter in all their refrigerators.

 

GEs frist IM was a semiautomatic one that only filled the ice tray automatically, the user had to then flip it over to eject the cubes when they were frozen.

 

I also work on a lot of IMs every week, IMs and gas stoves are about the most troublesome home appliances. It is often fun to fix IMs because you really have to figure out the problem and make a repair from the symptoms but you can not stay around long enough and watch water freeze to see if it really works.


Post# 686822 , Reply# 7   7/2/2013 at 10:21 (3,940 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Hope someone gives this a good home!

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Seeing more old, vintage appliances, well-photographed in their multi-colored glory gets better all the time!

I've seen a fridge like this across the street in avocado & w/o the ice maker (an almond GE, a very short-lived white Electro-Luxe Frigidaire & a white Kenmore (w/ the new logo which I don't really like) were the replacements of it!

I've seen the lower-line Westy fridges (w/ a rubber nameplate) used for home economics & staff food storage in middle school...


-- Dave



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