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Samsung RF217AC[WP] Refrigerator

 
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$1,344.00 - $1,349.88
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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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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
Not great, not terrible. Don't buy!
2/17/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Limited Shelving Options
No space for tall items
Best Uses
Small Kitchens
Comment:
The water leaks to the produce drawers happened to me but was corrected during the warranty period. Recently, a small spring on the bar on the left door broke. This is the part which seals both doors when closed. As the unit was out of warranty, I paid $240.00 for the repair. The little spring must have cost 5 cents and the replacement bar has the same flimsy spring
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Would not purchase again
2/16/2015
Pros
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This is our household refrigerator. It services two adults and has been in use just under three years. Since the first summer after we bought it, it has had issues related to a poor design of the refrigerator defrost drain. The problem is the defrost probe that is supposed to esure the drain stays clear is too short to reach the drain. The result is the drain stays frozen and water leaks into and under the vegetable drawers. Eventually enough ice builds up that the coils can no longer defrost and they become ice bound. The only way to fix the problem is to pull everything out and let it melt. This takes anywhere from 24-48 hours to do this and another 24 to cool down to tempurature. <br /><br />An additional problem is the paint on the door and freezer handles peeling off. We have had them replaced once and within a few months the paint starts peeling. <br /><br />All in all we have been very disappointed with the quality. The limited contacts we have had with Samsung are less than stellar and leave us with the feeling they could care less about return business. While Samsung makes good phones and tablets appliances are definitely not their forte and I would advise anyone considering them to look somewhere else.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Never Again
12/18/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have the same condensation issue as everyone else, and have water that builds up in the crispers and in the bottom of the unit I have to clean out once every few months. Samsung does not recognize this as a major flaw in design, and I will never be buying a refrigerator from them again because of it.
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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