Is it possible to eliminate water line, supplying the ice maker in the refrigerator, with a refill system similar to the coffee makers? It would be a lot safer not to use leaking faucets and free moving to any spot in the room, not stuck with the water line.

  • Volume for an ice maker is significant, and not as directly user-driven as a coffee maker. Typically you want to have the ice maker several cycles ahead of ice usage, and be able to catch automatically when you use a lot of ice. Plus most people have the refrigerator along a wall and rarely move it. Jan 28, 2019 at 3:39
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    If a manually fillable reservoir for an icemaker was considered a viable usage model you would already see this available as a product option. Refrigerators and icemakers have been around for many decades and I have to see or hear of such feature.
    – Michael Karas
    Jan 28, 2019 at 9:08
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    You'd need at least 10-15PSI water for the valves to work properly, which either means your reservoir is pressurized, or is a floor or two above the fridge. Jan 28, 2019 at 14:13

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There is no such device. However, when my step-son got married and had no ice maker in his refrigerator he asked us what he could do. I told him that we all used ice trays. when I was growing up. I was shocked when he asked us, "What's an ice tray?". I only mention this because I am not sure of your age. I am certainly not trying to be funny or offend.

Ice Tray

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