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Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] Refrigerator

 
Price range:
$1,895.50 - $2,560.03
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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 icon16 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
4.0
Fine Refrigerator, But for One Issue...
1/18/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Flimsy Pantry Self
Flimsy Pantry Shelf
Flimsy Shelves
Best Uses
Fine For Family Of Four
Comment:
Love this refrigerator overall. Everything functions well except plastic pantry door located on bottom of refrigerator section. Main problem is with the tracking system. Unless the door is opened with VERY deliberate care and precision, it goes off track - basically ALL the time! I called Samsung's Warranty Dept. and was told, ...It's just the way this refrigerator is made. The floor model here at Samsung does the same thing. But it's not a warrant issue. Really??? As a work around, I find that if I don't open the pantry door all the way, it doesn't go off track; but it isn't fully functional then either. <br /><br />Again, overall it functions great: Food stays fresh very long, it's quiet, water/ice maker works fine, very easy to locate food = good layout. (Note my refrigerator was made 5/2014, maybe issues encountered by other reviewers were re-engineered and corrected.)
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Cheaply made
12/15/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Holds Temperature Well
Like The Looks
Quiet
Cons
Broken Door Shelf
Broken Pantry Cover
Cheaply made
Door Stays Open
Flimsy Shelves
Freezer Hard To Organize
Hard to clean
Plastic breaks easily
Poor Layout
Best Uses
Boat anchor
Comment:
the plastic shelving breaks too easily. Pantry bottom drawer does not shut well and broke within 1 month of having it. I have a door shelf I have to hold together with duck tape. Really hard to get drawers especially bottom drawer out to clean. Impossible to organize freezer. I am disappointed that Consumer Reports recommended this refrigerator; it does not stand up to normal family use.
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, 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.
The Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] is part of the Refrigerators test program at Consumer Reports. The Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] Refrigerators features and specs include Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Stainless/SS-look option, Water dispenser, Cabinet-depth model, French-door style. In our lab tests, Refrigerators models like the Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Energy cost/yr. ($), Temperature performance, Ease of use, Energy efficiency, Freezer usable capacity (cu. ft.), Exterior depth (in.), Exterior height (in.), Exterior width (in.), Total usable capacity (cu. ft.), Fridge usable capacity (cu. ft.). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Samsung RF263BEAE[SR].
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