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Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]
 
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$1,799.72 - $2,549.95
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Summary: This 25.6 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • ice storage in its refrigerator
  • digital controls on its front door
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Community icon10 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]

The Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the RF263BEAE[SR] 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 RF263BEAE[SR]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.6
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]
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1.0
Living with and testing not the same
10/10/2014
Pros
Cons Far Outway Any Pros
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Filter-horrible Sound
Noisy
Unreliable
Water Leaks In And Out
Best Uses
None-don't Buy
Comment:
I recommend CR's checks all the complaints on Samsung's website, this refrigerator has been nothing but frustrating, disappointing, and a waste of money.<br /><br />The water filter began making the most horrible noises I have ever heard after only 1 month. I thought the house was caving in. Samsung told me I needed to replace the filter which only stopped the noise for a week or two. Replaced parts, same result.<br /><br />The ice maker constantly jams, freezes up and reset is unreliable. Finally, Samsung replaced more parts, the whole ice maker and the results are still the same. Water leaks inside and outside of the fridge. Ice maker freezes up. Unreliable cube dispensing unless all you want is crushed ice.<br /><br />After spending as much as I did to buy the fridge Samsung is now recommending I purchase a service agreement. The plan is costly and should not be required for a product like this, it should be able to perform as designed. My last refrigerator, not a Samsung, was still working well after 15 years with simple parts replacements I could do myself. I purchased new for the efficiency, smaller size, and up to date features. Instead I got constant hassles dealing with Samsung repairs and cannot afford a new fridge.<br /><br />Samsung needs to make good. Trade my fridge for one I can live with. Should I hold my breathe?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Samsung Model RF263BEAESR Bad Icemaker
10/6/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Comment:
In general the refrigerator functions as well as any other refrigerator we have owned during our 55 years of running a household. However, the one feature we rely upon the most is the icemaker, and it is a COMPLETE DISASTER! Every two or three weeks the ice clumps along the side of the dispenser and freezes into a solid mass. This stops any further production of ice and requires a great deal of effort to clear the frozen mass (I use a wooden spoon and hot water). This has been going on almost since we first acquired the refrigerator over two years ago. A repairman checked the icemaker shortly after we got the fridge and couldn't find anything wrong because the icing problem wasn't evident that day. I personally believe it is a bad design and cannot be fixed. I will not buy another Samsung refrigerator.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
new fridge not working, all food now bad
9/16/2014
Pros
Cons
Not Cold Enough
Best Uses
Comment:
Had it delivered, turned on, put food in it went to bed and everything was room temp the next morn. Spent all day trying to get it to work, no luck. The temp on the display shows 37 but when checked with digital therm inside was 67. On hold with Samsung over an hour. Writing this while on hold. Will be asking for a full refund.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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