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American style fridge

We're looking for an American style fridge for our new house, but we don't need the freezer section, as we already have a large upright freezer. But we would like the ice and cold water dispensers. Does such a thing exist?
I've seen plenty of these



But nothing which has no freezer section.

Secondly, if they do exist, anyone know a Swiss supplier?

Or is it possible to adjust the thermostat of the above to turn the freezer section into additional fridge space?

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Old 26.06.2015, 12:06
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Is it possible to have a ice dispenser without a freezer to make it? Sounds as if a custom build is needed.
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Old 26.06.2015, 12:15
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Is it possible to have a ice dispenser without a freezer to make it? Sounds as if a custom build is needed.
I don't know, that's why I'm asking. I'm not sure if the freezer element for the ice is separate from the freezer compartment itself. Seeing as the cold water dispenser is also on the freezer door, I presume it has a cooling element that is separate from the freezer compartment.
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Old 26.06.2015, 12:18
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I don't know, that's why I'm asking. I'm not sure if the freezer element for the ice is separate from the freezer compartment itself. Seeing as the cold water dispenser is also on the freezer door, I presume it has a cooling element that is separate from the freezer compartment.
It's not separate.

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Old 26.06.2015, 12:26
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It's not separate.

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Care to elaborate? I'm not an engineer, so how does a compartment maintained at -20C produce water at 4C?
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Such ice makers normally use the freezer's cooling system itself. It would be more expensive and inefficient if it had a dedicated cooling system just for the ice maker.
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Care to elaborate? I'm not an engineer, so how does a compartment maintained at -20C produce water at 4C?
The ice is made in a tray and turned out into the storage area when a certain temperature (of the tray contents) is reached. Water is not stored internally, but piped through/past the freezer elements at a rate where it will not freeze, and I imagine the ones with fizzy water must have a separate temperature control for the pressurised container, as this can't be done instantly.
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Re: American style fridge

Fill up the spare freezer space with old books, or similar, and it won't cost you much more.
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