Ice delivery system for a refrigerator

  • US 6,082,130 A
  • Filed: 12/28/1998
  • Issued: 07/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/28/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A refrigerator including a freezer compartment having an access opening and a closure member for closing the access opening, the refrigerator comprising:

  • an ice maker being disposed within the freezer compartment for forming ice pieces;

    an ice storage bin mounted to the closure member below the ice maker for receiving ice from the ice maker, the ice storage bin having a bottom opening;

    a motor mounted on the closure member; and

    an auger disposed within the ice storage bin and drivingly connected to the motor,wherein upon energization of the motor, the auger moves ice pieces from the ice storage bin through the bottom opening for dispensing from the ice storage bin.

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