Patent Number: 8,025,186

Title: Refrigerator and method of controlling the same

Abstract: Disclosed are a refrigerator for discharging water contained in a water tank when a predetermined time has passed to supply fresh water to a user and a method of controlling the same. The refrigerator includes a main body, a door pivotally mounted to the main body, a dispenser provided in the door to dispense water to the exterior, a water tank connected to the dispenser to accommodate the water, a water supply valve connected to the water tank to control a flow of the water to be supplied to the water tank, and a controller connected to the water supply valve and the dispenser to control the same and to discharge the water to the exterior when the water is accommodated in the water tank for a predetermined time.

Inventors: Lee; Seung (Gwangju, KR), Kim; Doo Lee (Gwangju, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B67D 7/80 (20100101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-27 0:00:00