Donate |

Refrigerators

Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]
 
Price range:
$1,495.00 - $2,229.00
Price it button
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
Dividing line
Community icon6 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.

Read our Brand Reliability
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
More features and specs
User Reviews - Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
So noisy
6/18/2014
Pros
Easy Access
Lighting Is Awesome
Love Bottom Freezer
You Can See Everything
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
This unit runs all of the time! It is noisy. At first I just thought it was a different sound than the refrigerator I had for 20 years! But it is getting louder and louder. The unit is >2 away from the walls in fact it is noticably sticking out into the entry of my kitchen! The repairman said the refrigerator is working great and it is the fan running and is normal. Urg....I can't believe that! I would not recommend this product. Thinking of replacing it after 6 months!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
model RF 26VABWP
5/1/2014
Pros
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
so we bought this refrigerator about 5 years ago. We change the water filter as it is recommended and like the water in the door feature. About 2 years into it the ice maker started getting temperamental- would make ice for a few days and then nothing. Now it is months before it makes ice. after seeing water on the floor we realized that water was accumulating under the crisper drawers and either spilling out or freezing. We also had an incident where the water line developed a hole and water was leaking out under our hard wood floor which caused it to buckle. So after recently calling samsung - make basic impression is they just don't care and its perfectly acceptable for a major appliance to require repair in under 5 years. My parents had a refrigerator for 30 years that still worked when they finally got a new one. Can't say that I would bother spending a lot of money on any appliance anymore with the expectation of it lasting such a short time
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
bad design
2/13/2014
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Poor Layout
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
as home use bought as a home refg. bought as a scratch and dent and was told that I could get a warnty when I got home pluged in it started but it would not cool and put in for a warnty and the oked it and sent out a tec. to repair but when got there he said the part in freezer that they do not worn about was busted and it happens a lot because of no worning for part it has to be replaced the frig. and it should not have been put on marked for sale should have been sent back for tare down so he put in for replace but they got ahold of me and said that sence I bought as a rehab rifg. they would not warnty so I have to fix it myself when I find part they have a bad design with no worning of damage to part where it is in freezer area
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more