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Samsung RF197AC[WP]
 
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Summary: This 17.8 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer cabinet-depth Samsung RF197AC[WP] refrigerator has
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls that show actual temperature
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Community icon6 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Samsung RF197AC[WP]

The Samsung RF197AC[WP] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the RF197AC[WP] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

Samsung's new bottom-freezer French-door refrigerators will come with new easy-open door systems, foldaway shelves, LED lighting, and dual evaporators. It's expected to be debuting the largest French-door model in the U.S. market with its 29-cubic-foot refrigerator.

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Features & Specs - Samsung RF197AC[WP]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 17.8
info Cabinet-depth model Yes
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung RF197AC[WP]
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1.0
Icing problem
7/23/2014
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This fridge has a major icing problem. Every summer when the humidity rises, the drain ices up, causing water to collect in the crisper drawers and spill out onto the floor. The problem is fixable by removing the back panel and pouring boiling water over the fins and drain until the drain thaws and clears, but this is a major pain and shouldn't be necessary. It is very difficult to get the back panel off the inside of the fridge to access this drain. The drain hole is tiny; clearly a design flaw. This fridge is a lemon. Don't buy it, and don't let your friends buy it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
I won't buy this brand again
1/30/2014
Pros
Easy Access
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Small Kitchens
Comment:
Every time the compressor starts is a loud noise which at the beginning we though was normal but as time went on the noise was much louder the technician said that the ice maker panel rattles because is plastic
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Eliminating Water Problem
9/29/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Noisy
Water In Bottom Of Fridge
Best Uses
Small Kitchens
Comment:
I had water in the bottom of the fridge and crisper drawer that had to be cleaned up daily. I increased the temperature in the fridge and freezer until the water was no longer a problem. My fridge is now set at +7 Celsius and the freezer at -15 Celsius. I have not had water in the bottom of the fridge in months. I hope that this solution works for others!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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