We have to replace our current refrigerator because there's mold in the insulation in the door where the water dispenser is. When we shopped for a new refrigerator, we tried to find one without a water dispenser/ice maker, but they're hard to come by. I'm wondering if it would be OK to never connect the dispenser/ice maker in the new refrigerator to a water supply. We would just never use them. Would that do any damage or affect the way the refrigerator/freezer works? Thank you.
Ones without water dispensers are readily available. It may be hard to find one without an ice maker.
You don't need to connect the ice maker (and water dispenser) water line, and lack of water won't hurt anything.
Ice makers can be shut off by just positioning the ice sensor bar in the up position. But there may also be a simple way to disconnect it (like an electrical plug), so that it doesn't make noise if the bar accidentally gets lowered (it would make occasional clicking noises when it turns the water valve on and off, and motor whirring when it's time to dump the "ice"). It might even be possible to remove it and free up space, but that would probably require a technician.