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Samsung RF217AC[WP]
 
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Summary: This 19.7 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RF217AC[WP] refrigerator has
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls that show actual temperature
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Community icon20 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Samsung RF217AC[WP]

The Samsung RF217AC[WP] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the RF217AC[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 RF217AC[WP]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 19.7
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option No
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User Reviews - Samsung RF217AC[WP]
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3.0
Buy a service plan with it!
4/13/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Compact
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Small Kitchens
Comment:
Bought this product from Sears and also bought the 10yr extended service plan they offer. The refrigerator is a great product when it works. It is smaller then the normal sizes and fits smaller kitchens well. The freezer and ice maker work as expected - freezer organization is good. The refrigerator section is tight, but works for my family of 4 who shops several times during the week. Don't plan on filling it with 2 weeks worth of groceries.<br /><br />The negative experiences we've had is when it breaks down. After 3.5yrs of ownership, we've had a repair man on site at least once a year. Thankfully, the extended service plan we purchased has paid for all of the visits. Twice for the condenser in the refrigerator freezing up and once for a faulty ice maker.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Samsung refidge
10/10/2013
Pros
Cons
Limited Shelving Options
Noisy
Not Cold Enough
Poor Layout
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I did not realize that a refridgerator could be this bad! It had excellent Lowe's reviews. <br /><br />Very noisy, and even wakes me at night with crashing and buzzing sounds. It periodically freezes food. The shelves have limited positioning and do not work well with usual bottles and food.<br /><br />I have put energy into defrosting and unplugging to no avail. I have actually had to store foods in my kid's college dorm fridge! <br /><br />I am to have a repair person visit next week. I am fearful it will be as if repairing a very old car or having a plumber visit with regards to cost.<br /><br />Not a fridge to consider buying despite Lowe's good reviews.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Samsung RF217 Icing Problem
10/5/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Cons
Freeze Up Problems
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Boat anchor
Comment:
The evaporator coil has a drain system that freezes up with defrost water. The coils then ice over completely, and the defrost water overflows into the crisper bins. Vegetables freeze in the bins, and the upper cabinet is too warm when the evaporator fan stops due to ice over. A complete manual defrost is necessary each time, and it happens repeatedly every few months. Samsung is un-responsive to consumer complaints, and charges high prices for service calls. We will not buy another Samsung appliance.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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