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Samsung RF217AC[WP] refrigerator

 
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$1,344.10 - $1,349.10
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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 icon33 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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1.0
do not buy this refrigerato
4/7/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Small Kitchens
Comment:
water started leaking in the crisper drawers due to a very poor design. started one month after the warrenty expired. samsung did authorized it to be fixed twice. 7 months after last repair the problem started again. samsung offered to let me buy a one year warrent for 430.00 which i did not do. i will need to shut off the frig for 24-48 hours every couple of months to defrost until i decide to haul it off to the dump and buy another, but certainly it won't be a samsung.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Service can't fix
3/31/2015
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Can't Repair After 4 Call
Poor Layout
Unreliable
Best Uses
Exchange For Other Brand
Comment:
Seems to have the same problem can't fix after 4 service calls
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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