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Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]
 
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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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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
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.
 
3.0
Maybe it's a french door thing...
9/15/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
My first french door style fridge. Looks great and for the most part works very well. Shelves are very customizable. Bottom freezer seems to hold more food and is more accessible than the side by sides I've had for years. <br /><br />My concerns; Primary...the ice maker is in the refrigerator compartment and consequently doesn't make ice as fast as a side by ice. This is usually not a problem and now we've learned that when we have gatherings we need to just buy ice and keep in in a cooler. My greater concern with the ice maker is that every 6 weeks or so it freezes over and stops making ice. I have to go in and break it out...total pain. <br /><br />I don't know if the ice maker problems are common to french door models in general (my research didn't indicate it was a problem). I would buy another french door model if this problem were not an issue. <br /><br />The second issue is the shelved on the door with the ice maker are too small to be useful. Maybe a good place for hot sauce bottles but anything larger won't fit. <br /><br />Bottom line is that I wouldn't recommend this model or any other Samsung french door model unless I had some assurance that I wouldn't have this problem. <br /><br />I didn't buy the extended contract and in retrospect I wish I had.
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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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.
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