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Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]
 
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$1,498.00 - $2,399.72
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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 icon14 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
Not satisfied, at all!
11/30/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Flimsy Shelves
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Samsung refuses to accept that this refrigerator has a lousy, unacceptable ice maker. Initially it works fair and then degrades consistently to a point where the ice is coming out in chips. I replaced the ice cube mold and it worked for a while, then back to the same old junk. Like I said, Samsung refuses to admit it's got problems.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not Satisfied
11/16/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
Compressor and Ice Maker are NOISY! Ice maker drips water when dispensing. Will not dispense whole ice...always partially crushed. Slow to dispense ice also.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
CR: Are you kidding?
10/29/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Best Uses
Small Kitchens
Comment:
My inquiry relates to your overall reviews of Samsung 3 door fridges. Most of them are above average to excellent. However, the posted user reviews see the polar opposite. My RF263Bxxxxx matches their sentiment: Quite fit for the junkyard. I am aware of some skewing, as people with a gripe are more likely to post than those who are happy with a product, but the discrepancy is perplexing. Providing your least-canned response would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance for your reply.
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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